Orient and Mediterranean Rule Day 1 of Amazon India Fashion Week
Mashru, a fabric with the brilliance of silk and the simplicity of cotton, has deep Ottoman and Mughal influences. The fabric, whose production vastly declined after the 1940s, made a special appearance on the opening show of the Amazon India Fashion Week – by Raw Mango’s Sanjay Garg.
For the Love of Persian Mashru
The fabric that came to India through the Silk Route, started being woven first in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and the Deccan. It was conceptualised as a sartorial solution for Muslim men who were prohibited the use of decadent silk for their clothes.
Actresses Konkona Sen Sharma and Soha Ali Khan were spotted in the front row, cheering Garg on, while wearing his designs of course.
When India Met the Orient
Designer Vineet Bahl, who focuses on the concept of fluidity, presented some obviously fluid and androgynous designs in his collection. He chose minimal floral patterns to denote femininity, contrasted by over-sized tops that denote gender fluidity.
Resortwear designers Shivan and Narresh seemed to be in a Mediterranean mood for their collection.
Promising designer Vaishali S showed off her love for sheer fabric in her collection. The designer, who loves to borrow from life’s experiences showcased intricate detailing contrasted by sheer capes.