Sanjukta Dutta’s “Prayaash” for her label ‘Sanjukta’s Studio’ was a beautiful amalgamation of the cultures of Assam and the works of renowned personalities in the history of art. She unveiled an eclectic collection of contemporary Indian wear at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020. The constant elements in Sanjukta’s collections were vibrancy, pizzazz, modern twists to traditional styles and assortments of chic drapes.
The designer’s Summer/Resort 2020 line took its inspiration from the art of most legendary artists of the world like Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Oscar Monet, M. F. Hussain and more. Using Assamese silk as the primary fabric, she embraced the aesthetic of the brand by reviving the handloom industry. Sanjukta’s continuing effort of aligning modern fashion with timeless Indian traditions gave way to fusing iconic motifs of the artists by handcrafting them onto the fabric thus giving it a modern spin and perfecting it to fit the millennial woman’s wardrobe.
The juxtaposition of neon colours on a jet black, A-line skirt, accentuated the eye-catchy floral motifs. This larger than life creation was teamed with an equally maximalist cape in sheer ruffles. Throughout the collection, Sanjukta experimented with a range of exaggerated collars, fluted sleeves layered with an array of pleated skirts and dhoti pants.
A striking red cropped top featured a diaphanous bow, styled with a pleated skirt and woven lotus motifs, the look served as a head-turner on the runway. The underlying style mantra of the collection was to harmonize feminine power for dainty elegant women of all body types and ages.
Bollywood’s power couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover strutted down the runway in stunning coordinated black outfits, made from Assamese silk. Karan looked regal in an asymmetric black Pathani, detailed with woven motifs in gold. For an equally enchanting entry, Bipasha donned a lavishly crafted saree in black with a golden pallav, teamed with a ruffled-interest blouse.
For ladies that like to revere indigenous cultures and unite them with contemporary sartorial sensibilities, Sanjukta Dutta’s “Prayaash” had it all.