Paying an ode to the world’s most favourite beverage, tea, designer Diksha Saini, who hails from Chandigarh, showcased her collection at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 on Wednesday. She worked around the beauty and textures of tea stains and experimented with elements of the bygone era, during which tea was as much a social ritual as it is in the present day. Titled Yeh Daag Acche Hain, Diksha’s collection created a nostalgic mood on the runway. Her ensembles like black trench coat, tie-up kimono and pencil skirt with pleated hemline featured embroidered collages of stamps, letters and envelopes.
These were used locally and globally, while resist-dyeing techniques using tea created a wonderful play of textures. The rustic colour palette of the line gave the garments a very soothing feel and added a historic flavour to them.
The showstopper for Diksha Saini was actress Neha Dhupia. Neha donned a black blazer that was cinched at the waist with a colour-blocked belt teamed with flared pants having side-slits, and slit peasant sleeves, complete with a white, gathered overlay.
The other shows at LFW 2020 on Wednesday included designer Swapnil Sharma, who had Sunny Leone stopping the show wearing Swapnil’s ‘Not The Cool Girl’ collection. On the other side, Rakul Preet Singh walked the ramp for Ajio and Suman Rao for designer Abhishek Sharma.
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