Samant Chauhan’s collection a walk through The Silk Route

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By Ashish Dutta

New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Snow falls down the ramp and all of a sudden you are traversing through the jungle, mountains and lands and onto the silk route. That, in one line is the “Rajputana” themed show by Samant Chauhan at AIFW-AW ’16 for you. Think Bhalgalpuri silk meets dori embroidery meets rustic & earthy colors of the fall season.

Chauhan’s designs this season draw from Indian, and Oriental motifs presented in rich dori, dabka, and zari work. Ranging from a-line jackets, long panel dresses, long gowns and peplum dresses, the garments use fabrics such as Bhagalpuri silk & cotton silk fused fabric giving the attires a distinct texture.

Warm colors such as olive green, brown, peach & blue, light gold, maroon & shades of beige & off white. All in all, your basic color scheme for the next winter wardrobe. Floral and fauna motifs are big this season; both day one and day two of the Fashion Week underline that fact. The entire collection reflected an amalgamation of the traditional embroidery & work with couture designs and silhouettes; interestingly the collection is also an amalgamation of Indian textiles with ancient motifs, with structured but simple silhouettes. One can easily imagine the looks at a big fat Indian wedding, or an evening affair against the backdrop of autumn. (ANI)

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