Inspired by Goddess Durga and Assamese motifs Singkhap, Sanjukta Dutta presented her designs. Sanjukta Dutta reflected true communal harmony and serenity of Assam in her designs with her collection called “Mekhela Chador” at The 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017.
The models walked down the ramp in exquisite hand-woven saris, gorgeous Lehenga/cholis with contrasting flower motifs as well as traditional motifs of the Bodo and Miri communities. Gathered skirts were teamed with backless cholis, shirt blouses and halter neck bodice that graced the ramp in vivid eye-catching hues. The colour palette varied from white, grey, blue, green, red, orange and black to highlights of gold.
The designer experimented with different ways of draping the saree by using woven yarns such us ‘Pat’ that is mulberry silk, ‘Muga’, a very rare and high quality Assamese silk, which is naturally golden in colour and ‘Tussar’ that has a rich beige-gold colour and lovely texture.
The highlight of the show was the traditional Assamese MEKHELA CHADOR teamed with a contemporary blouse that added to the beauty of the entire look. It was a two-piece garment- ‘Mekhela’ that was the lower garment and the ‘Chador’ that as the upper garment. The Mekhela was pleated and like a sari, except that the pleats faced the right side. The chador was like a dupatta. It was draped after the Mekhela is worn.
Bollywood’s dimple queen Preity Zinta looked stunning in a black and red, classic saree with highlights of gold motifs and temple border along with a backless choli, as she ended the show.
Sanjukta Dutta revealed her magic with a stunning collection “Mekhela Chador” that was a perfect blend of tradition and modernity that added sparkles to a woman’s beauty.