When Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit was conferred with the Icon Of India Awards in Dubai last month, she opted for a bejewelled kalidar from Garo by Priyangsu and Sweta. From her to actress Kalki Koechlin, this designer label by two Kolkata-based duo has acquired quite a bit of prominence. Now, they are launching their latest festive Autumn/Winter Collection in Hyderabad at Angasutra, Banjara Hills on October 18. The collection is called Catalya and comprises kalidars that incorporates fine detailing.
Sweta Tantia and Priyangsu Maji explain what we can expect from. “A festive colour palette has been used throughout the creation. Our outfits come in coral, midnight and electric blue, bugundy and red,” says Sweta adding that they have also made extensive use of drapes. There are heavy floor-length kalidars with embroidery and beautiful appliqué work.
The designer duo who have been collaborating since 2013 made sure to keep their collection versatile. “We also have traditional skirts, cape gowns and shararas in cotton -silk and chiffon for lavish Diwali parties, sangeet or wedding receptions as well,” says Priyangsu.
What makes this collection stand out is how well they have concentrated on the finishing and how eclectic their cuts look. Apart from the design sequences and highlights, the designers have used bold motifs inspired by the indigenous culture. “We have effectively made use of bias cuts and draped silhouettes,” informs Sweta making sure that some of their kalidars have an asymmetric look in the process. That’s not all, there are straight pants in prints for the experimental dressers who want to incorporate prints in ethnic wear. That‘s quite a good mix one would say.
Price: `25,000 is starting range which goes to `75,000
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