Northeast crafts on LFW ramp
When the ramp lights came on, designer Sidharth Sinha revealed his beautiful collection under his label N and S Gaia featuring the amazing textiles of Meghalaya and crafts of Northeast India at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2014.
Giving natural fibres his designer touches, Sidharth a graduate of NIFT Delhi along with his partner Nathaniel W Rynjah gave the N & S Gaia collection an awe inspiring appeal.
Meghalaya Handlooms presented the GAIA label in fabulous silhouettes that blended the beauty and traditions of hand-woven fabrics like Dakwanda cotton with unconventional western weaves of beautiful flowers.
As creations in shades of ecru, beige, green, brown, grey, indigo, red, maroon and yellow floated down the catwalk; the sharply tailored contemporary cuts with hints of boxy layers and a marked colonial vintage feel came to the forefront.
The show opened with a white draped gown having detailing like an attached coin purse. Minis with cowl sleeves, zippered gown with blossoms on the hem, woven minis with pleating and feminine touches were eye-catching. Asymmetric hems achieved with the help of shawls as well as draping, knee length capris and mix of fabrics, prints and weaves were the highlight of the collection. Deconstruction was taken to a higher level for each entry turning the fabulous textiles into superbly crafted outfits.
If the modern fashionista favours a look that will make an imaginative fashion statement then the N & S GAIA label will be the perfect answer.
(Posted on 15-03-2014)