The capital’s popular designer Urvashi Kaur has always loved all things hand woven, organic and with natural dyes. Therefore, it was little wonder that she once again explored the beauty of indigenous Indian techniques and fabrics at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017.
Inspired by her many travels, Urvashi’s collection called “Vasa” recreated memories from her past and present with an earthy palette that moved from dusty fawn to faint blush and then deeper shades of indigo and olive. The hand-woven textile tale started with khadi and cotton; embellished with Ajrakh, Shibori, Leheriya dyeing, micro pleating, hand tucking and then moved to the sensuous Kotah Doriya coupled with lustrous cotton silk.
Adding a touch of craft to the textiles, Urvashi focused on hand block printing and chikankari. Detailing was intense as hand tucking, rouching and hand done micro pleating gave depth to the silhouettes. Keeping the ensembles trans-seasonal, Urvashi offered options in layering with skirts, shirts, jumpsuits for multiple separate links along with shirts, dresses, tunics and salwars for innovative mix and match styles.
The garments were a perfect blend of conventional clothing with a gypsy touch. The line included sheer cropped tops, shirts with delicate bustiers, teamed with loosely fitted printed pants bearing intricate pleat details along with an array of dresses in different lengths and fits, clubbed with over-sized shirts and appliquéd jackets.
The men’s section had outfits that were draped fluidly, with an intriguing masculine flavour that broke the stereotype for androgyny. It included a floor length kurta teamed with a jacket exhibiting partial cowls. Bomber jacket styled with pleated pyjamas and a tan belt detail broke the solid colour monotony.
The “Vasa” collection by Urvashi Kaur had everything that stylish women and men long for in their wardrobes when they turn experimental with fashion.