Maku And Hemang Agrawal Brought Interesting Textile Innovations To Lakmé Fashion Week 2018

Maku’s “in transit” fashion journey was an intense fabric experience at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018

‘Maku’s’ creations are always relaxed, easy styles that have a timeless quality. The label’s Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 collection called “In Transit” was once again an intense fashion experience. Weaving beautiful fabrics in far away Bengal villages, the ‘Maku’ label has been in the forefront of promoting Indian textiles, dyes and crafts.

Opening the show with a monologue by Tillotama Shome on life, the clothes were a chorus of easy silhouettes, great fabric weaves and textures.

The textiles featured included hand-woven silks, cotton, Khadi, jamdaani in a mix of yarn dyed options. The silhouettes remained neutral, relaxed, simple and practical with a marked androgynous flavour.

‘Maku’ presented the “In Transit” story in five invigorating segments to highlight the fabric treatments. The popular white with indigo woven lines for semi-transparent Khadi and splashed with multiple motifs had a casual, easy appeal.

When it comes to clothes that combine engineered textiles with crafts and weaves, the “In Transit” collection by ‘Maku’ will be a stylish organic trip.

Hemang Agrawal’s Precious Metals Collection

When Hemang Agrawal unveils his textile collection on the ramp, the story is of glittering precious metals and natural yarns that gleam in all their glory.

His “Un-Revive” line at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 once again centred on the textiles of Banaras but in a contrasting manner. The master weavers of Banares worked with modern weaving techniques and motifs, and the result was an adventurous experiment in tartan checks, hounds tooth, polka dots and contrasting stripes woven as a single fabric.

Emphasising Varak in progress, Hemang combined precious metal yarns with pastel colours, which turned into amazing light metallics ideal for the rising mercury. The USP of the fabrics was the Tanchui and Katarwaan weaving techniques that ignored prints and embroidery completely.

The range of dresses, summer trenches, pleated skirts; culottes, trousers and saris were a perfect offering of glittering but cool ensembles. Two important details were prominent in Hemang’s collection – a side pocket and box pleats that appeared repeatedly on the skirts and bodies of all the garments.

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