Textile designer Sanjay Garg’s label “Raw Mango” gave a perfect end to the day two at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. His mesmerising collection featuring gorgeous Indian textiles were breathtaking in their visual beauty.
Sanjay’s revival of Chanderi, Mushru and craft traditions of West Bengal and Akola for his hand woven textiles is nationally renowned. Bringing back the beauty of Indian textiles, Sanjay displayed hand woven engineered fabrics that created a panel size repeat of large curvilinear designs. Having researched and worked in various weaving clusters in India, Sanjay selected Varanasi for this intricate design and pattern.
The gorgeous collections were created in the Kadwa Brocade technique of Varanasi where the ornamentation of motifs used extra weft. Dividing the collection in jewel tones of shocking pink, deep blue, peach, gold, white and parrot green the gorgeous gold motifs of flowers, birds and intricate traditional designs were stunning visions. Remaining loyal to a limited variety of silhouettes for the regal garments – empire line midi, simple maxi, quilted jackets and sherwanis, lean kurtas, waisted frocks, panelled gowns, saris, lehengas, pajamas and shararas – swirled down the ramp on graceful models.
Sanjay also attempted to present the history of Indian fashion in a modern ambience. The sari and lehenga developed from the same Antariya, was the predecessor of the Kachcha style sari still worn in Maharashtra and other parts of India. The fabulous shimmering dupattas were a great match for the gorgeous bridal creations.