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From traditional Indian elegance to contemporary drapes, Pero’s SS collection and Jayanti Reddy’s LFW line at Collage offers an eclectic mix of lehengas, saris, blouses, gowns and more.
Keeping in mind an image of a summer bride and destination weddings, Hyderabad-based designer Jayanti Reddy’s Indo-western fusion LFW’17 line is on display in the city. Look out for ethnic silhouettes as ruffled saris, embroidered lehengas and flowy gowns. Favouring earthy shades, expect to find a colour palette of ivory, maroon, indigo blue and off-white.
Drawing inspiration from Mughal gardens, look out for floral motifs as hand-blocked prints on fabrics like cotton, chanderi and chiffon. “My favourite is the ruffle sari, as it is a very bold statement piece and very few people can carry it off. Also, I think that the cape with the lehenga is a must try. It is versatile and can be worn with kurtas, leggings or dhoti pants,” she adds.
Having designed for Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditi Rao Hyadri, the celebrity list that she would like to style extends to Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The designer also tells us a festive and diwali collection is in the works, with a palette of mustards and brighter hues, and silhouettes different from her previous lines.
The SS’17 collection of Pero by Aneeth Arora, The Forbidden Garden, reinvents its usual formula of Indo-western garments and presents saris and blouses for the first time. Inspired by painter and botanist Pierre Joseph Redoute, realistic embroidered flowers have been rendered using long and short satin stitches.
In addition to khadi, jamdhani, chanderi and mashru, expect to find different weights of hand-woven linen. Featuring a palette dominated by red, powder blue and white, the collection is built of separates that can be mixed-and-matched. “The blouses are reversible, and the saris have half and half patterns, which can be draped from both the inside and outside,” she says.
Rs.16,000 onwards. At Collage. Details: 28291443