MUMBAI, India — The versatility of Indian textiles was in the spotlight at Lakmé Fashion Week, held here from Aug. 23 to 27.
Silks sourced from throughout India with special attention to the weaves, chiffons and georgettes replaced the overwhelming bling of previous seasons. The colors were darker, dresses and gowns much fuller and designers showed both restraint and more thought. This sensibility was apparent in both the NexGen, or the younger designers that LFW is known for encouraging, as well as more established names.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"