Designer Gaurang Shah presented “Samyukta” collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive-2015

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The collection “Samyukta” by ace designer Gaurang Shah is inspired from the epic love story of Prithiviraj Chauhan and Samyukta. Gaurang personified elegance and captured the beauty of traditional handlooms and weaves in this collection. In 2001, Gaurang took up the challenge of reviving the traditional handlooms and bringing them back in vogue.

Working with over 700 weavers and artisans he composed a bridal collection straight from the folklore of medieval India. He used hand-weaves like kanjeevaram, khadi, uppada, paithani, benarasi, patan patola, kota, dhakai and accentuated them with hand embroideries like zardosi, gota, doria, marodi, aari, chikankari. This juxtaposed Indian textile art and cultural history.


The collection is a rendering of his passion for the Indian textile which he has beautifully translated into wearable art. His red love is resplendent into bridal silhouettes like anarkali’s, lehenga’s, kurta’s, gharara’s, ijar’s, farshi’s and his signature jamdani sarees for the bride-to- be and tailored jama’s, anghrakhi’s, , chogha’s, sadri’s, achkan’s for the bridegroom.

The show at Lakme Fashion Week, started with a 3 minute kathak dance by Mumbai based dancers Akhilesh and Apoorva, depicting the story of Prithviraj and Samyukta. The 44 ensemble collection was symphonized with live sufi-qawwali by Razab Ali and troop specially flown in from Rajasthan.

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