MUMBAI: Krishna Mehta's stunning collection called "Encore" had large doses of expert craftsmanship, arts, and textiles at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 and was a breathtaking study of extreme visual celebration.
Specially hand woven fabrics, were cleverly textured with dyeing or Shibori and stitching details. At the same time, Krishna kept the silhouettes simple, lean and elegant and allowed them to dazzle with exquisite embellishments.
Shades of the softest feminine colours like peach, ecru and salmon with touches of purple, red, black and royal blue added to the beauty of the garments.
Fabrics that created magic on the ramp were Kota doria, Chanderi, georgette, tulle, velvet, lace, brocade and even cotton, which were all turned into splendid festive and bridal creations.
It was a collection that spelt opulence all the way, right from the first entry of the one-shoulder all over embroidered georgette dress with peach rosette tulle dupatta worn with fluid swirling palazzo pants. Tunics were lavished with pearls; dupattas shimmered with ombré touches and delicate glitter while the lehengas were given intricate embellishments.
The black velvet antique blouse, purple block printed long tunic with black crushed silk palazzo pants, the rosette embroidered lehenga and blouse, the red ombré block printed sari kimono with zardozi and lace cutwork, were stunners under the arc lights. For added drama, the Parsi lace and cutwork cover was sensational in its grandeur and beauty. Khada pajamas, ornate odhanas, cutwork jackets, silver jacket-blouse and the innovative sari skirts were unbelievable in their craftsmanship and finish.
With a collection so splendid, Krishna Mehta's "Encore" collection at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter / Festive 2012 season will take many curtain calls on the global fashion stage.
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