Sabyasachi’s collection would bring much happiness to the Punjabi girl thanks to his nostalgic collection taking inspiration from what girls of North-West Frontier Province wear. We can imagine the teary-eyed mothers of brides-to-be wanting a piece of history in their daughter’s trousseau. Using khadi, organza, net, silk and velvet and the beautiful thread work from Kashmir with Zardozi in shimmering silver with floral designs but restrained bling the maestro of style and design gave us an utterly satisfying experience of ethnic fashion. The famed Kashmir embroidery appeared on boleros, waistcoats and edges of swirling kurtas, bundis, tunics, cholis, cropped tops, sherwanis and dupattas. The wide Patiala salwars, the elephant pants, the flowing palazzos and the cowled pants matched perfectly with the smocks, tunics, kurtas, and jackets. The saris with ornate borders at times split into velvet and net with shimmering edges were teamed with long sleeved embroidered cholis. The gleaming velvet smocks with embellished bodices and Patiala salwars, the cute scaled down versions of the same for the young boys and girls, ensured that the collection will be sold out in no time.
How delish are those embroided head bands. The full sleeved cholis in black- to die for. But the best and most heartening moment of the show was when we saw those little boys on the ramp– in those cutest turbans and caps.