Vidya Balan walks the ramp for Designer Gaurang Shah; Designs Inspired by “Kalpavriksha”

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The divine tree in Hindu mythology inspired Gaurang Shah’s collection called “Kalpavriksha” at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.

Gaurang is the winner of many awards for his work with Indian textile. The ‘Tree of Life’ woven by the Jamdani weavers of Andhra Pradesh and Bangladesh was again revisited by the designer in this collection. He creatively merged the fabric khadi with Phulkari, Kalamkari and Chikankari to bring an innovation in the dresses.


The glamorous show began with melodious music performed by well known saxophone player, Anil Kumar, who serenaded the models with popular Bollywood tunes.

Presenting the exquisite Jamdani art, designer Gaurang ensured that the result was flawless. The designer was able to present a perfectly balanced and melodious fashion jugalbandi, Gaurang brought together Jamdani, Phulkari, Chikankari and Kalamkari and offered heirloom pieces.

Stunning anarkalis with intricate weaves, ghagras formed the part of his collection. Indigo kurta with woven border, flared beige anarkali, rust lehenga with leaf design, a black stunning sari with a bird pattern, and lots of florals recreated the natural theme of his designs. Phulkari was used for dupattas and cholis, while a bird and tiger weave looked magnificent on a sari.


Bollywood actress, Vidya Balan who was the showstopper looked beautiful in a gorgeous pink/gold sari designed by Gaurang Shah.

With women wanting timeless dresses in their wardrobe, Gaurang Shah’s Kalpavriksha is sure to win compliments for the women wearing it.

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