Babarika by Anjana Seth - a colourful collection at the talent box

MUMBAI: Anjana Seth's collection, "Barbarika" was inspired by Orissa, which is famous for its handicrafts and stirred fond memories of old, regal India at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012. Indian handloom fabrics such as tussar silk and khadi enveloped softly structured asymmetrically cut silhouettes, which seemed to flare out, with the concept of merging an Indian art form with modern concepts. 

The collection consisted of dresses, gowns, skirts, pants as well as ethnic dresses. The colour palette comprised mainly earthy hues such as beige, off white, cream as well as a few dark tones like blue, grey, deep purple, and black for the adventurous buyer. 

Anjana Seth took her creativity up a notch by using custom made beads as embellishments, and then added the gorgeous Zardozi work embroidery which gave just the right touch of glitz, while puffed shoulders and tunic dresses presented a slight androgynous touch. 

Subtle textures and piping on the pieces had a charm of their own; being perfect for those who aren't too bold but don't want to cut back on style. Truly spellbinding, this collection by Anjana Seth had everything that a fashionista could dream of. 

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