Keeping in mind the modern global women, Sidharta Aryan’s Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 collection called “Wanderlust” was a perfect prét offering. Bringing in vintage Indian touches for a luxurious feminine line, Sidharta showed a range of versatile creations that can progress from day to evening and then even festive wear. With prints as the focal point, the inspirations were from Indian art and architecture which added to the creative style of the garments. The images ranged from paintings of Rajasthan, Mughal Jharoka, temple jewellery of the South, blue prints of the Chalukya dynasty, Victorian influences, and streets of Lucknow, which were juxtaposed cleverly on fluid fabrics for the garments.
Dividing the collection into separates and festive styles, Sidharta’s versions of the shirt dresses, jackets, pretty dresses for day wear and the lehengas, anarkalis and saris for bridal and festive clothing had a marked contemporary touch with four prints versions. With faux georgette, silk, crepe, jersey and lace, the designer ensured that the garments were all ‘wash and wear’ for the convenience of the jet setting Indian woman.
It was slinky women’s wear as drop waist dresses, cropped jackets, ghagras, skirts, and the scooped back dresses glided down the ramp. The solitary sari matched the theme with its colours and prints and the three lehenga sets had a marked western touch with body hugging panelled silhouettes which were teamed with peplum tops or lace jackets
With immaculate construction and intricate detailing, Sidharta Aryan ensured that the “Wanderlust” look will appeal to an international clientele.