LFW 2017: Preity Zinta Turns Muse For Sanjukta Dutta And Beautifully So
If there is one piece of clothing that can never ever, ever, go out of fashion, it is a well weaved 6 yards of a saree. Yes, it has undergone several modifications in terms of drapes and blouses and textiles, but the traditional drape, by far, remains the most desired ensemble of all. You know what they say, “Nothing makes a woman look more beautiful than a saree.” And designer Sanjukta Dutta made sure to live up to the saying with her recently presented collection under her label, Mekhela Chador By Sanjukta Dutta, which was as fabulous as it was festive, to say the least.
The designer brought the work of skilled Assamese artisans and the rich Assamese culture through her new collection that she showcase on the Sustainable Fashion And Indian Textile Day of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017. And anyone present at the show, would definitely have gone home with a great reverence for the garment and various styling tips too.
Here are all the details from the show…
Walking the ramp for Dutta was Bollywood’s favourite dimpled beauty, Preity Zinta who sported a stunning black and red silk saree with a delicate temple border and heavy white and gold pallu, line by tassels at the hem. The lower border of the saree sees beautifully weaved motifs of Goddess Durga in fine gold silk threads. The saree was teamed up with an almost backless blouse (a recurring feature of the collection) with a tie-up detail at the back. Preity’s saree was accessories by beautiful gold jhumkis and kundan handcuffs. The actress’ hair was left down in layered, blown out curls, styled in a side-swept manner and her look was rounded off with heavy eye makeup, soft brown, glossy lips and a red bindi.
As was expected, Sanjukta brought forth elaborate, and in certain cases improvised, versions of the traditional makhela chador, a two piece Assamese saree crafted out of muga and pat silk threads weaved together to create gorgeous and intricate patterns. Like her previous collection, religious and cultural motif formed the base of Dutta’s design aesthetic. Accordingly, motifs of Goddess Durga and also tradition Assamese motifs including Singkhap (two lions facing each other), Kolki (paisley), Moourah (peacock) and the Pokhila (butterfly) adorned Sanjukta’s latest collection.
However, unlike her previous festive collection that saw whites and beiges dominate the runway, this one was much brighter in terms of the colour palette that ranged from a striking orange to an electric blue to a bold red to gorgeous bottle green.These vibrantly colourful sarees styled with interesting drapes were teamed up with an array of backless tops.
Apart from the beautiful sarees, Sanjukta also included a small line of intricately carved lehenga skirts. And her signature, tasselled-belt found its way in this collection too.
Well, given the stunning collection, we’re sure you realise what a task it would have been to pick one favourite. So we picked two instead, a blue lehenga with a blue tasselled belt and a green two-piece saree. Take a look…
Image Credit: Viral Bhayani