Bina Rao | Lakmé Fashion Week A/W 2016
Using her signature weaves and textures, Bina Rao presented her 'Nuovo-Eco-Classic' collection that brought unique fashion to the stage of Lakmé Fashion Week. The woven fabrics on the Foundation's looms gave an exclusive quality to the collection along with block printing, hand printing and natural dyes all from the Creative Bee Farm.
The Nuovo textiles offered a classic technique but with a New Age twist.
With only sustainable and eco-friendly methods in production; the garments were a pleasant blend of fashion and earthy glamour. The colours moved seamlessly from charcoal, burnt sienna, ochre, fiery red to orange and neutral ivory. The silhouettes were an amalgamation of couture seen in the films Helen of Troy and Mughal-e-Azam.
Prints played a major role in the Bina Rao's collection as jackets, lehengas, blouses and dupattas were dappled with the colourful vegetable dyes.
Womenswear was feminine and fluid with skirts, blouses, jackets turning into feisty trios and mesh ponchos giving a hint of flamboyance to the entries. The all-over prints lehenga, choli and dupatta were the perfect ethnic wear offering, but the layered asymmetric midi, mesh cover and final sari with a long mesh kurta was a great fusion addition.