“Summer Motley”: An ode to the crafts of India

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The second day of Bombay Times Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020 began on a high note of the collection#MeraFarzHai. The second show was by designer Manish Kumar’s cocktail collection. The couture was all about suits with floral prints and gowns with embroidered work.

And then designer Anjoo Karanjia’s ANJ presented their collection, called “Summer Motley”, which is an ode to the crafts of India. Anj took inspiration from an intricate craft called Blue Pottery for its new Spring/Summer’ 20 collections.

ANJ, Bombay Times Fashion Week
Designer Anjoo Karanjia with Keith and Rochelle

Starting the show with a bang, was the beautiful Rochelle Rao and Keith Sequeira walked down the ramp, colour coordinated in blue. Rochelle strutted on the runway an ethereal dusky blue raw silk Lehenga, choli and soft net dupatta with hand-embroidered gold Sadi work done in patterns inspired by the intricate motifs done on blue pottery. This is a modern take on an age-old craft.

Keith & Rochelle
Keith & Rochelle turn showstoppers for Anj

Keith was seen wearing a classic band gala trouser look. A dusky blue with a cream combination perfect for festive summer. The band gala has a delicately embroidered collar with kardana beads and cream, blue combination pocket square.
“Summer Motely” embodies the true essence of summer. Bright colours meet soothing pastels in shades of turmeric, saffron, mint, denim blue and cream. Delicate hand embroidered motifs in forms of geometric triangles or honeycomb webs, along with delicate florals are placed on each piece, making them one of a kind. The collection comprises of trendy silhouettes like tunics, kurtas with palazzos, jumpsuits, and gowns with netted capes and lehenga skirts with crop tops in fabrics like chanderi silk, flowy georgettes and cotton.
The Finale of Day 2, the Bombay Times Fashion Week- Spring Summer 2020 was by Jewels by Queenie. They presented their collection named “The Black Silhouette”. The audience of this show has witnessed stunning dazzling gorgeous evenning dresses along with a collection of exquisite elegant attractive jewellery and watches.

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