Fashion in India is a part of the lifestyle, and fashion designers are the artist of this industry. The top Indian fashion designers- whether they focus on couture or ready-to-wear- they effortlessly anticipate trends, assume risk in styles, and presents something avant-garde. To stay at the top in the Indian fashion industry has always been challenging for the designers, but for Indian fashion designer Gaurang Shah, it's no big of a deal. At Lakme Fashion Week 2020 Digital First Season Fluid Edition, Gaurang left all stunned as he presented his latest collection- "Taramati." His latest work is nothing but apt for all the coming festive season looks- be it Diwali dress for women or Karwa Chauth looks, he covered them all. Continue reading to unearth the details of "Taramati."
The festive season is arriving, and all the ladies are in search of Diwali dress for women and ace Karwa Chauth looks, thanks to Lakme Fashion Week 2020 as it was organized, even in such difficult times. Lakme Fashion Week this year came with a digital avatar. It was a digital-first, season-fluid, virtual avatar.
The event spotted numerous Indian fashion designers raising the fashion trends of 2020. National Award-Winning Textile and Fashion Designer, Gaurang Shah, like always, this time also didn't disappoint the industry and the viewers. His collection "Taramati" showcased 30 grand, heritage, and handwoven saris from the Golconda era.
Gaurang's latest collection is inspired by "Taramati," an artisanal ode to the legendary courtesan who dazzled the Seventh Sultan of Golconda, Abdulla Qutub. "Taramati" presented a treasure trove of saris, which brought the legend’s romantic narrative to life with the extraordinary weavers’ skills. Apart from this, it also brought the latest inspiration for Diwali dress for women and phenomenal Karwa Chauth looks.
The designs had an intricate and masterful merging of complex work created by brilliant weavers and enhanced by surface embroidery in a rainbow of hues. The colors softly moved from beige, wine, green, yellow, and then struck the high notes with rich purple and pink.
"Taramati" is not bounded by boundaries. It shows the traditional weaves of India from all corners of the country. In the sarees, the weaves were an imaginative blend of silk, gold, and silver threads. It won't be wrong to say that the threadwork gave the “Taramati” saris a timeless appeal. The work included in the designs were- Aari, chikankari, petit-point, Kasuti, Shibori, Kantha, Kutch embroidery, and classical Parsi Gara work. The collection also had pastel tonal saris with discreet embellishments.