Designer Gaurav Katta debuts with Souvenirs of British India at LFW

Kalki Koechlin in a beautiful royal ensemble, stopped the show for designer Gaurav Katta, who debuted at LFW

Sharmistha Ghosal Published :  27th August 2018 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  27th August 2018 12:00 AM

Gaurav Katta with actor Kalki Koechlin

Day five of Lakme Fashion Week saw actor Kalki Koechlin in a beautiful royal ensemble, stopping the show for Gaurav Katta.

Designer Gaurav Katta has always broken conventional grounds and has carved a niche for himself in the world of fashion with his refreshing approach. He works with gota, pitten, block printing and building up of modern silhouettes.  

In his debut show at LFW, this Jaipur based designer, showcased his festive collection, Souvenirs of British India.

The collection is deeply inspired by the classic murals and roof paintings etched in forts and palaces of Rajasthan during the British era. Each ensemble in the collection is a fluent amalgamation of the restricted royalty of the bygone era with contemporary design sensibilities of the urban woman.

The collection shed light on tales of independence and empowerment through the royal combination of colours in georgette, net, cotton and chiffon for the women’s wear, whereas for the menswear the designer used hand-woven fabrics including khadi and modal silk among others. The meticulous embroidery with golden and silver threads, sables and other accessories added elegance to the narration of his story.

Actress Kalki Koechlin, often called the ‘queen of experimental fashion’, says, “It is a pleasure to walk for Gaurav Katta and support him for his debut show at the Lakme Fashion Week. For me, what stood out the most was Gaurav’s refreshing take on the history, art and contemporary fashion and the way he effortlessly integrated influences from them.”