This week, the city will have an overdose of Krishna Mehta’s designs. Showcasing her latest collection straight off the ramp from Amazon Fashion Week, Curious Alice is flamboyant and theatrical. A shift from her previous collection that was in the city last month, which featured a muted palette. We caught up with Mehta, and her daughter Natasha, as they gear up for two different exhibits in the city.
Showcasing at Collage today, the new series is inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic, and examines the designer’s journey through uncharted territories. Though this self-confessed romantic usually makes her way through Varanasi, Pochampalli, and Manipur, among other weaving centres for fabrics, it was the bold colours and fabrics of Maheshwar that did the trick. “During the 10 days I spent at Maheshwar, the way the cuts and silhouettes began to fall into place amazed me,” says Mehta. Featuring different kinds of silk and cotton blends, Curious Alice is a mixture of detailed embroidery work and chequered Maheshwari fabric that manifests as tunics, saris with full-sleeve blouses, peplum tops with
plunging neckline and narrow skirts. (Price: `8,000 onwards.)
Meanwhile, Mehta and Natasha are also set to bring their children’s apparel line, Little KM, to the city. The Mumbai-based label will flaunt large lapel jackets, narrow dhoti pants and cape-style dresses at a two-day event beginning today. Even as Little KM makes its city debut, Mehta tells us that father and son, and mother and daughter co-ords are topping
fashion trends. Rs 2,500 onwards.
Meet the designers at Collage, December 9-10, from 11 am onwards. Details: 28291443.