Gold and silk — two ingredients that can weave wonders in the form of the six-yard. And the second day of the Chennai Fashion Week on Sunday got this combination just right.
If you didn’t catch the Thanga Pattu sari collection with a palette that ranged from blues to pinks, greens and yellows, you definitely missed out. Lissome models adorning the silk drapes sashayed down the ramp, bringing the focus on the elegance and ornate work threaded with 72 grams of gold, the highlight of the latest collection.
Adding oodles of style to the look with carefully crafted blouses coupled with the uber-cool sunglasses, the creations underlined the versatility of Kancheepuram saris. Also, traditional patterns got a modern twist with the different kinds of draping.
The showstopper for the evening was Miss India International Rochelle Rao, who wore the signature sari from the collection. In conventional red and gold, which extended till the body of the sari, every bit of the design and combination was a grand showcase of the dazzling heritage of the silk story. And if by the end of the show that gave us creations from Sri Kumaran Stores, if anyone thought all that grandeur was ‘heavy’ to pull off, they got it woefully wrong. Every piece woven for a fortnight is also light weight and cost effective.
Other highlights of the evening included a collection by designer Swathi, inspired by Autumn, comprising short skirts, pants and dresses. Parvathy Omanakuttan hit the ramp as showstopper for this line.
Santosh Kumar’s ‘Divergent’ inspired by the classic colours of black and white highlighted the negative and positive sides of life. And Glamora by SKD Lifestyle gave us a men and women’s bridal collection — a fusion of Indian and Western culture.