With Gustav Klimt’s paintings as her inspiration, Drashta Sarvaiya’s collection for Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 was an elegant classic offering.
With shades of white, nude, yellow, and mauve combined with purple, peach and blue, Drashta worked on draped garments to achieve a fluid look. Using light weight brocade with delicate floral motifs and adding double georgettes and crepe; Drashta’s accent was on the peplum as the focal point of the garments, which appeared periodically to highlight the silhouettes. The dresses, trousers, tunics, shirts and skirts glittered with crystal, gold and floral raffia work.
Opening the show with a white silk layered crepe tunic with matching trousers, Drashta proved her versatility with construction and detailing for the utterly feminine garments. The rich embroidered raffia brocade skirt, off shoulder dress, panelled trousers, pleated gowns and layered chiffon floor length ensembles told a creative story that revealed Drashta’s skills in designing.
Using the peplum in the most innovative manner Drashta worked it into trousers, dresses, jumpsuits, skirts to add a flirty touch to the collection. Pleating was used elaborately but at times restricted to just the sides or the front of dresses and tops.
For a stylish contemporary western look, Drashta Sarvaiya’s artistically inspired line had a global appeal.