Monday 26, Oct 2020, Delhi (India)
At Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2019, Antar Agni took fashion to much higher levels. It proved that wearing similarly designed garments can still keep the individuality intact. With great drapes and layering a fusion wear and ethnic wear was celebrated at the LFWWF 2019. The ensembles were turned into unisex wear with sharp silhouettes along with characteristic drapes, fluid kurtas and tailored jackets revealing the complete control, designer Ujjawal Dubey had over his label’s fortè.
Keeping the colour palette partial to ivory, The designer inculcated strokes of pigeon blue, mouse grey, teal, deep brown, tan and hints of silver grey to cater to the Winter/ Festive season.
A wide range of fabrics were played with - linen blends, hand woven cotton, cotton zari and cotton silk. An ivory extended sleeves with side flapped silhouette for a Kurta jacket continued with attached dupattas, cropped jackets with loose pants and some with asymmetric tie-ups were seen on the ramp. A tiny shimmer of lines on the bundgala had a convenient attached scarf, while multiple slim flaps cascaded from a jacket were a visual delight.
Women's wear was also aesthetically and sharply constructed with layered angular kurta asymmetric tunic with one shoulder flap and some crisply tailored kurtas for both men and women.
It was a great unisex clothing collection showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2019 which will be an amazing outfit to your wardrobe.
Urvashi Kaur's collection showed her deep thoughts, fabric research and great artistry. 'Masira', the collection inspired by the works of the Ethiopian artist Dawit Abebe expressed the designers love for art and colours thoroughly.
Her selected colour story started with grey and black moving smoothly towards teal, ecru and deep blood red. To this colour board, she added Shibori in multi-colours and some tactile thread work along with block prints.
The selection of fabrics involved hand woven Khes from Punjab, detailed Shibori, tie-dye from Churu in Rajasthan and Maheshwari silks form Maheshwar. There was also hand-woven Khadi from the Women Weave that supports and empowers women artisans in Madhya Pradesh.
Her silhouettes were well engineered and structured with multiple panels that were balanced well with seams and woven stripes. Her signature style of intricate hand pleating along with Kantha work on the natural textiles were noticed and appreciated. The sharply cut 3-piece suit with notched lapels and single button closure was a perfect winter offering, red winter coat, while the layered, flouncy, ruffled maxi skirt styled with a long-sleeved shirt was a perfect dual offering.
Women's wear also included a patched short jacket and red/grey kaftan jumpsuit with tie-up red tunic over sari and pants as well as a great buttoned up long shirt. The sheer tiered maxi shirt dress and the front pleated drop waist dress and the final layered floor length creation with an asymmetric shirt all of these creatives together brought the collection to life on the ramp. The men's wear offered wide pants and long loose sweaters, kurtas under jackets, a robe, one-button jacket, kurta and pant trio that were in tune with the theme.
The collections both of Antar Agni and Urvashi Kaur got great aesthetics on the platform provided by Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2019.