Tussar, silk and woollen Jamdani came together for Debashri Samanta who enchanted the audience with her Vietnam inspired collection named Hooked at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014.
Eager to recreate the rustic, rich culture of the far eastern country with touches of contemporary appeal, Debashri celebrated the beauty of old and new with creative vigour. The traditional Jamdani fish motifs and loose cotton of the fabric was engineered to suit new age silhouettes.
Bringing to centre stage the stylishly torn hand knitted woollens, Debashri told a fashionable tale of craft, culture and hints of poverty from Vietnam’s exotic heritage. Fish and hook motifs were hand woven on the woollen Jamdani, as well as the shredded knit covers. The colour story was sombre with black, white, purple and grey being the base.
Opening the show with a printed coat over an asymmetric, knotted- at-the-hemline midi; Debashri followed it with a black jumpsuit with long crushed cotton hoodie. Woollen knit choli under a choir boy cape, front tie-up pants, boxy printed coat, over-lapping waist cropped pants, loose square kurta and a draw string gathered pleated skirt, were some of the interesting construction techniques that emerged on stage. To end the show Debashri brought in the knitted one-shoulder cover, a printed poncho and a one-shoulder long sleeve creation.
For fashionistas who long for that exotic touch of the Far East mingled with Indian ethos, they will be “Hooked” on Debashri Samanta’s collection.