Aartivijay Gupta | Lakmé Fashion Week A/W 2016
Around the world, throughout all forms of design, nature has served as one of our biggest inspiration. The fashion industry too has often drawn inspiration from the vistas of the natural world. Designer Aartivijay Gupta's 'Winter Garden' left the audience spellbound with its portrayal of the eponymous garden of Lakmé Fashion Week. The collection for men and women was an ode to that time of the year when the flowers turn into a deep shade of aubergine, and the trees sprinkle the streets with their dry, ochre leaves.
The exotic exploration encompassed an eclectic mix of prints and textures - notebook stripes, bold fonts and scripts, coalesced into vintage florals and garden prints. Comfortable, organic fabrics such as jute and khadi were carved into an array of silhouettes, which ranged from fitted to oversized and deconstructed.
Quirky one liners and words such as "Pollen Eater" and "Silly" stencilled on the garments gave a youthful vibe to the collection.
Featuring an array of comfy floor length dresses, baggy tops, pencil skirts, cropped trousers and tops, the garments resonated an easy, breezy vibe. Double-breasted deconstructed soft jackets with notched lapels were teamed with cropped trousers. an ivory jacket worn with matching cropped trousers and a shirt, covered in leaf prints, was worthy of making a statement for men.
The colour palette was reminiscent of the transition in the appearance of the flowers from summer to fall. It comprised shades of emerald-green, tangerine, lavender, and moved towards rustic and earthy hues. The mix and match of the different hues of flowers came together almost seamless in the whole collection.
'Winter garden' by Aartivijay Gupta captivated the audience with its immaculate portrayal of the fall season. The designer definitely hit the right notes with her collection.