City-based designer Shweta Tantia organises pop-up exhibition at Kalon
The two-day exhibition called Off The Ramp, organised by city-based designer Shweta Tantia concluded on Saturday. The exhibition saw the latest spring summer collections by Saaksha & Kinni, Kanchan More Sabharwal, Gazal Mishra, The Pot Plant and Shweta’s own label Tahweave, which had participated in Lakme India Fashion Week this year (spring-summer-resort 2019).
Saaksha & Kinni, a Mumbai-based label which has been catching up with most of the celebrities these days, was quite popular among the shoppers too. The label which is known for its micro-pleated shirt dresses in cotton silk and organza in hand dyed colours and light-weight fabrics looked elegant and summery.
Another Mumbai based brand had more understated shades of white, black and green in A-line and straight cut silhouettes. We noticed that though the cuts were simple, there were different types of drapes, such as a three-tiered dress in green made with handwoven cotton fabric and a cowl drape dress in white printed cotton fabric.
The minimalistic detailing of contrasting white stitches on black garments and black on white looked simple and yet a unique way of embellishing garments which speak for sustainable fashion. Kanchan More Sabharwal, on the other hand, experimented with different sleeve patterns in indo-western wear, in silk muslin, jute and hand-woven fabrics. There were dresses and skirts with asymmetrical cuts in Khadi, and skirts with a drape too, all made with breathable fabrics in light shades of white, ochre and rose dust.
There were pin-tuck kurtas by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna in silk, muslin and chanderi, along with hand-embroidered Jawahar coat in both light and dark shades, while Druv Vaish’s kurtas were more experimental in their cuts. The asymmetrical cuts lent the kurtas, a contemporary feel.
In addition, there was gold plated jewellery in quirky designs and unconventional shapes by Eurumme and clutches by Pratinava, a Delhi-based brand. There were colourful shoes too, by Chalk Studio and Teal.