The second day of Lakmé Fashion Week winter 2016, India’s most prestigious style event and the ultimate candyland for the fashion cognoscenti, opened with a “Made in Assam” show titled ‘Halodhi’ where three top Assamese designers enthralled the event with their creative masterpieces in styling and good vibes.
The bi-annual show held at the St. Regis, Mumbai started with designer Aditi Holani Chandak under her fashion label Aagor by Ants Craft. She themed her creations to empower the women of the Bodo tribe with fabulous textiles and fabrics. She also robbed in Bollywood actor Sarah-Jane Dias to walk the ramp in a slashed multi-coloured skirt with a black blouse that seizes the audience with indelible offerings.
Up next was Pranami Kalita, who made her debut at LFW winter 2016 a night to be remembered, pulled-off with a string of wonders showcasing muga, eri and paat indigenous silks that are popular in her state Assam and blended them with traditional Assamese motifs and fabrics from other parts of the country. The designer used embroidery and weaving techniques as a tribute to craftsperons of the Northeast region to create a romantic and feminine but sustainable look.
Last but not the least, Anuradha Pedu begin her show with traditional Assamese dance form called Sattriya by three dancers — Nupur, Nikita and Gunjan Talwar. A treasure trove of saris, dupattas and scarves with models appearing on the ramp in a riot of colours.
Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2016 also saw the magical session “Weaves of Arunachal Pradesh” by acclaimed designer Yana Ngoba from Arunachal Pradesh. The splendour of the northeast states was visible in the stylish weaves that left the audience breathless.