The cuts were, however, conservative. From the necklines to sleeves, this old-school treatment exuded a tame affair.Anita Dongre’s ‘Epic Love’ collection was her vision of the gypsy princess, treading between tradition and modernity
Colour Story: The collection, perhaps, will be most memorable for its whimsical scheme of colours, one that gave a glimpse of Dongre’s sense of harmony between the fabrics and its treatment. From pastel whites, yellows, gold and silver, to sensuous orange and red, to muted black and vibrant blue — her colour story was a chapter in itself. However, blue stood out in this army.
The Old and the New: There was gold-laced jadau and meenakari (by Dongre’s label, Pinkcity) adorning their heads, as well as sporty french braids. An understated visage of gota-patti on silk, as well as contemporary silhouettes such as cape-like sleeves and bohemian crop tops. The cuts were, however, conservative. From the necklines to sleeves, this old-school treatment exuded a tame affair.
Down to the Roots: “Epic Love” goes way back to when the weaves had personal stories to tell. Here, she brings back the sentiment through gota-patti on silk, with a smattering of phulkari and dabka. Lehengas had them, so did the knotted blouses. Even the bandhgalas and sherwanis were ornated with intricate threads. The imaginatively versatile separates further alluded to the vintage charm of Mughal aesthetics, as seen in the chintz-inspired floral prints.