Kalpavriksha, the ‘wish-fulfilling’ divine tree in Hindu mythology is the inspiration for Gaurang’s Lakme Fashion Week Spring/summer 2015 collection. The designer says his range will showcase the opulence and magic of Kalpavriksha .
More than a decade ago Gaurang first translated his passion for Indian textiles with Khadi. Now, Kalpavriksha revisits the beautiful fabric in a magnum opus this season that will make woman look beautiful and trendy. The collection is a tribute to various summer-friendly fabrics besides khadi.
“My collection is a representation of the tree of life woven by the jamdani weavers from Andhra Pradesh and Bangladesh symphonise with phulkari, kalamkari and chikankari,” he said.
Kalpavriksha showcases the transcendental jugalbandi between jamdani, phulkari, chikankari and kalamkari strikes an exquisite balance between heritage heirloom and contemporary designs in signature craft-couture flowy anarkali, ghaghras and sarees. “It is yet another presentation of Indian textile innovation by involving my signature technique Jamdani, a discontinuous extra weft art that is intricately handcrafted. I am confident that this collection and the presentation settings in the hall will ‘Wow’ the audience,”Gaurang added.
Gaurang promises to show diversity of different fabrics through his show that will take place on March 19.
Gaurang Shah made a name for himself amongst celebrities and fashionistas like Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor, Kiran Kher, Taapsee Pannu, Chitrangadha Singh and many across India and around the world for his handwoven mastery in khadi, cotton and silks and the new twists he brought in these fabrics. His big border saree is a rage that revamped the way the attire is seen.