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LAKME FASHION WEEK DAY 2

2 weeks ago | BY Huma Hazarika Sharma

Summer/Resort’19 Day 2

Sustainable was the buzzword on Day 2 of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort’19 edition, which had designers showcase everything ethical, upcycled and minimal to zero-waste, with a focus on handlooms.

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Aneeth Arora’s Fall/Winter ’19 collection was in collab with The Woolmark Company and the Kullu-based weavers’ association, Bhuttico, where they gave traditional winter textiles such as the Himachahali Pattu, a modern twist. Sassy jackets to cool smocks, and skirts, bags and coats fashioned out of tarpaulin were sent down the runway in a stream of khaki, electric blue and off-white.

‘I WAS A SARI’
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Founded by Purnima Pandey and Stephen Funari, ‘I Was A Sari’ was awarded the prestigious UN Environmental Agency-backed ‘Circular Design Award 2019′. Bright sustainable ensembles upcycled out of bits of old saris combined with tarpaulin sheets and other recycled materials, the design collective was pretty much the highlight of Day 2 #OnceYouGoGreenYouNeverGoBackANITA DONGRE x TENCEL
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Dongre’s line of gorjus saris, kurtas and lehengas was made using tencel fibres, and was a 100% sustainable, but could have totally had us fooled and definitely challenged the notion of sustainable=drab.
FASHION FOR LIVELIHOODS
LOOK1The radiance of traditional handlooms and more were brought to the fore by three brill designers – Jyoti Reddy’s ‘Ereena’, ‘Anka’ by Usha Devi Balakrishnan and Anaam x Rangsutra. While ‘Ereena’ weaves saris out of never-before-seen silks, ‘Anka‘ which revived, and is not helping sustain the talented weavers of Kerala’s Balrampuram. While ‘Anaam’ worked with a community of rural weavers who work with Bandhini, and his sustainable marriage of traditional with the modern was accelerated further by the beautiful mirror-work on his garments #WeavesForLife