Fahd Khatri and Nandini Baruva at the 6degree studio during LFW S|R 2017

FAHD KHATRI AND NANDINI BARUVA AT THE 6DEGREE STUDIO DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2017 – DAY 4

 A tie-dye expert tells stories, which the dye wants to show, and this was evident in Fahd Khatri’s “Tim-Bak-Too” collection, showcased at the 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week, Summer/Resort 2017 by 6Degree. The lines of the dye took inspiration from the nature; hence the assemblage was named after the city Timbuktu located on the southern edge of the Sahara desert. The stage was set for an installation with mirrors as separations, where models posed for the viewers.

The lines of the sand dunes, which are formed by the winds, made their way on the garments with the help of the dyeing technique to create a unique pattern. To make the pattern the focal point of the design, inspiration arose from convertible cars, which were in fashion during the 1930’s, for the silhouettes.

Each garment was crafted to have different styles and drapes, which made it versatile. There was an array of tunics with drapes that could be transformed to make it into different outfits. These were teamed with drop crotch pants and wide leg pants. This was essentially done to make them comfortable and easy to pack for women on the go. Menswear included three piece ensembles with tailored jackets as the key feature.

Lines were again the guides for the silhouettes as they appeared in form of striped bands and zipper openings. The colour palette also was inspired by nature with yellow, orange, light blue, and mud green being the prominent colours.

“Tim-Bak-Too” collection by Fahd Khatri presented by 6Degree was a remarkable representation of the essence of the Sahara desert and made an impactful appearance at the 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week, Summer/Resort 2017.

NATURE CRAFTED AN ENGAGING STORY ON THE RAMP WITH NANDINI BARUVA’S “BHUMISATTVA” COLLECTION AT THE 6DEGREE STUDIO DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2017

 With the ethos of sustainability and ecology at the heart of the creations, Nandini Baruva for her label ‘Kirameki’, presented a stunning collection called “Bhumisattva” at the 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week, Summer/Resort 2017. Assam’s pride, its handloom Taat Xaal, gave the collection its voice of being handwoven from fibre to fabric. Going back to the roots, the design inspiration came from the small weaving hamlets of Assam.

“Bhumisattva” was a story that was inspired by fibre-to-fabric sustainable fashion. It was told through an outstanding installation, where the models posed artistically against the backdrop of mirrors. Natural fabrics were woven from pineapple and banana fibre, and the native Eri silk, also known as Ahimsa silk. These constituted the foundation of the garments. The royal Ahom motifs, Xingkhap and Gos, created an ethereal presence when weaved into the collection. The outfits also displayed the beautiful hand block printing method.

The rich ensembles had equally rich colour combinations of ivory, muga, red, black and gold. These hues took on structured silhouettes, which had relaxed coordinates. Whether it is a saree teamed with tailored jacket or a fun long dress with gathers at the waist or the classic combination of blouse or tunic over circular skirts, the designer had something for everyone. Silhouettes like peplum top, trench jacket, kaftan dress and dhoti pants also made an appearance.

Attention to detail was evident as the eco-friendly theme echoed through the use of accessories such as natural organic dyed scarves and stoles and brogues made out of waste fibre and cane. Handbag, backpack and briefcase too had organic touch with cane and bamboo details. Finesse was added by the silver gold tone wrist cuffs (Gaam Kharu).

“Bhumisattva” by Nandini Baruva was an inspirational ecological thought that bloomed into a mesmerising reality at the 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week, Summer/Resort 2017