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PIX: Indian weaves go fabulously chic

Last updated on: September 21, 2010 19:07 IST

PIX: Indian weaves go fabulously chic

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Based on a collection of stories, Paromita Banerjee's latest offerings drew on Indian influences, hand-woven fabrics and three different colour schemes to complete the looks.

Mughal patka embroidery, khadi, discharge printed silks -- these were just a few of the many defining factors that designer Paromita Banerjee employed to create her fall/winter line, presented on Day Five of Lakme.

Demure dupattas, kurtas, lehengas, waistcoats and more stepped out onto the ramp in black and white, then indigo and finally in a gamut of other colours to create three different 'stories'. Take a look.

A black, lightly dotted kurta and red churidaar, together with a fading black-white dupatta are first on the runway.


Image: A model showcases Paromita's creation
Photographs: Dominic xavier
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Floral touches

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Bright flower embroidery darts out on this grey skirt, while the shirt shows off a leaf pattern. A red lined jacket sets off the whole outfit.

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Khadi couture

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Nethra Raghuraman strikes a pose in a khadi dress with asymmetrical hemline and a blue-red stole.

Image: Nethra Raghuraman showcases Paromita's creation

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Handloom musings

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We liked this checkered handloom scarf, worn over a layered dress and silk salwar pants.

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Along leafy lines

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The designer offers up more leaf motifs with the embroidery on this wispy blue skirt, worn with a black silk kurta and dupatta.

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Drawstring dress

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Olive green tones define this drawstring dress, topped off with a checkered scarf in red and blue.

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Simple style

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No frills attached -- but then the simplest churidaar kurta sometimes looks the best.

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Layer upon layer

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White and mustard come together on this layered dress, worn with a double-layered dotted bolero in indigo and green.

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Last in line

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And finally we have a grey collared shirt with French cuffs and printed wrap, worn with a textured lehenga-style skirt.

An embroidered tassar shawl tops off the whole.


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Brief appearance

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Paromita steps out briefly before disappearing back into the wings.


Image: The designer herself takes the stage

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