Highway On My Cape


Manav Gangwani with showstopper Disha Patani (above). (Express Photot by Abhinav Saha)

A indication seated on a stairs of a arrangement area during Delhi’s Lodhi Hotel, dressed in a saturated red robe with a ‘Make in India’ lion design embossed all over, set a tinge for engineer Manav Gangwani’s uncover ‘India @70’ on a second day of India Couture Week. “This is a 70th year of India’s Independence and my uncover is bringing together all that India is,” pronounced Gangwani.

Staying loyal to a theme, Gangwani showcased a huge 70-ensemble collection on a 400-metre-long ramp that ran alongside a pool, and presented a brew of gowns, dresses, saris and anarkalis. We saw a complicated use of a accumulation of motifs that enclosed a Kathakali dancer’s face as good as that of Indian deities such as Durga, Krishna, Ganpati and Saraswati. Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam and Kathak also noted their participation on a outfits.

Then there were Mughal miniatures of czar Shah Jahan and black Mumtaz, that were digitally printed on a outfits. The façade of Jama Masjid, too, done a approach to a behind of a cape. “I started down south and picked Kathakali from there, took Jamavar from Kashmir and had a stopover in Rajasthan where we narrowed down on a bandhani. To paint Delhi, we had a Mughal series. we have enclosed chikankari, dabka work and gota patti there,” pronounced Gangwani. The prominence of a uncover were tassels and fringes that Gangwani used in each approach probable — from sari borders to detailed shoulders so as to raise a silhouettes of a dress.

The showstopper of a evening, actor Disha Patani, wore a black fit-and-flare dress that had elephants, horses, camels and lions intricately festooned all over it and interconnected it with a fringed stand top. Rich silks, textured brocade and velvet dominated a collection in colours of white, hues of green, black and stately purple with normal pinks, comfortable red and orange. Gangwani threw in a small bit of all into a mix, most like his troubadour for a show: India.

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