With the festive season hitting the City, colour and traditional designs are being seen everywhere. Adding more colour to the season was Latha Puttanna, who presented her Fall/winter Deepavali collection under the label Shrishti Latha Puttanna.
This year’s collection was presented by fashion guru Prasad Bidapa and showcased a host of exotic saris in various fabrics and patterns, each more enthralling than the other.
“The focus of the collection is to bring out the work we have been doing and to highlight the Indian art like vegetable dyes and Kalamkari,” said Latha Puttanna.
Speaking about the collection, she added, “There are no trends as such but with the forthcoming wedding season as well as it being Deepavali time, people will have a lot of occasions to wear these saris.”
The showcase was a complete hit with many people flocking to see what the designer had to offer. As the models displayed the beautiful saris, it was obvious that these were more than just a piece of clothing. The intricate work done on them could make them a collector’s item which could be passed on from one generation to another.
The collection includes saris with hand woven and hand painted Patta Abhisheka and Kalamkari with thread work hand embroidery. It had something to offer to every age group of women.
For Kalamkari devotees, the Kalamkari hand paint with two tone georgette with beaten gold border and three colour blouse was a revelation. The collection also included half and half saris with velvet cut work on Banarasi silk net with Benares tissue cut work. There was also a Banarasi net half and half sari with hand embroidered paisleys and bandhini pallu. Other designs available are the half and half ikat silk cut work on organza and two tone georgette with hand embroidered mirror work.
The hand painted tree of life on chiffon with gold embroidery border sari was simply breathtaking. The saris retained the ancestry of the fabric while infusing it with a new look and feels.
The collection is on display till October 27 from 10 am to 6 pm at Raintree.