Lakme Fashion Week 2016 Summer Resort: Gaurang Shah's 'Calico'

Gaurang tells us that Calico is his homage to the printed, cotton fabric that's said to have originated from Calicut in the 11th century.

This is one collection which has really taken us ny surprise. In this fabulous collection, you will see sarees ina very different form. There are 12 saris and 28 gowns take precedence.

Each gown has three saris tailored together. Gaurang's weavers used 120 count fine khadi and the tree of life is woven using jamdani technique. According to the designer, he quotes, "One normally thinks of the hand-painted, kalamkari Tree of Life. We've used contemporary interpretations of the Tree of Life motifs."

Speaking about the stunning hues in this summer line, you will get to witness a palette from mild yellow and mint green to deeper hues. The saris and the gowns are bereft of embellishments, with the jamdani weave doing all the talking.

There's interplay of textures in the warp and weft.Keeping with the idea of Calico, the saris and gowns play to the vintage theme.

Gaurang refers to the 1920s in his use of motifs, colours and detailing with box prints. The 12 saris will be draped in royal styles of 12 states So, here is your chance to see Gaurang's Calico :

A Touch Of Mughal

From Mughal floral motifs to paithani designs, there's a combination of elements.

An Amazing Gown

The gowns follow the silhouettes of the Belle Epoch period. Using 28 to 30 metres of fabric for one gown meant using fine, light fabric and deft tailoring

It's Black & Gold Again

Gaurang shows us a gown with a khadi-jamdani blouse portion with a flowy gown made with kota silk.

Talk About Pleating

According to the designer, he says, "Gowns made to fit a 28-inch waist, 28 metres of fabric were used, one metre per inch. The tailors took a week to do the pleating."

It's A Saree & Gown

Gaurang is among the tribe of designers that's adamantly showcased saris and garments with hand-woven fabrics.

Colours That Define The Collection

Gaurang states, "Give people variety - in colours, motifs, techniques - why won't they embrace it".

Stole It Away

One normally thinks of the hand-painted, kalamkari Tree of Life. We've used contemporary interpretations of the Tree of Life motifs, says the designer.

Go Headgear

Gaurang refers to the 1920s in his use of motifs, colours and detailing with box prints in this collection for the summer.

Pregnant Model Carol Gracias

Carol flaunted a beautiful green and pink saree on the ramp. The mama to be looked stunning and the glow on her face made this show unforgettable.

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