Lakmé Fashion Week 2020 Day 1: Timeless drapes to stunning hues, Gaurang Shah’s ‘Taramati’ recreates heritage weaves from the Golconda era.


The first-ever digital and season-fluid sartorial event of Lakme Fashion Week 2020 kickstarted on a sustainable note. Outdoing himself yet again, Gaurang Shah presented his magical collection on Day 1 of the fashion gala.

Titled Taramati, this collection derived inspiration from the legendary courtesan Taramati, and featured 30 grand, heritage, and handwoven saris from the Golconda era.

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The collection featured a masterful merging of complex designs enhanced by a rainbow of hues that moved melodiously from beige, wine, green, yellow, and then struck the high notes with rich purple and pink.

Speaking of the traditional weaves from all corners of the country, the designer revamped the look of an intricate ikat, Kanchi, Patan and then moved to reinvent the glory of Kota, Uppada, glorious Banarasi, Kani, Venkatagiri and the timeless Paithani in the traditional complex jamdani weave.

The weaves were an imaginative blend of silk, gold and silver threads that gave the Taramati saris a timeless appeal. The intricate crafts that further highlighted the stunning weaves, including the popular Aari, Chikankari, Kasuti, Shibori, Kantha, along with the colourful Kutch embroidery and classical Parsi Gara work.

Clusters of flowers on a white sari with a broad red border, an amazing cross-stitch embellished creation with a woven shot silk edge and another white woven beauty with Parsi Gara work were breathtaking.

Soon the collection moved to pastel tonal saris with discreet embellishments, while a striking vermillion wonder was given a rose-red Parsi Gara work edging it and a gorgeous ikat had a magnificent multi-hued weave.

Gosh, we were in love! What about you?

(Source- Lakme Fashion Week)