The intricacy and beauty of the Bidri art form was an influential aspect for the vibrant collection presented by Sashi Vangapalli for her label ‘Mugdha Art Studio’, at the 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week, Summer/Resort 2017.Bollywood’s glam goddess, Sushmita Sen walks in a stunning piece from Hyderabad’s Sashi Vangapalli on the final day at the Lakme Fashion Week S|R 2017.
Making an imperial appearance, Sushmita Sen enthralled the spectators by her perky strides down the runway in a majestic purple gown. It had a structured, embellished peplum bodice with crafted sleeves and a cascading asymmetrical trail with which she charmed the viewers.
The primal focus of the collection was the women for whom the garments were designed. Sashi Vangapalli had in mind modern Indian women deeply rooted to their traditional roots. Bidri art form gave meaning to this thought process. The Bidri Art Form, which originated in the town of Bidar, is a mix of the Persian, Arabic and Turkish art forms, with the most important local aspect of utilizing soil to make the Bidri ware. She associated the use of soil to the traditions imbibed in her women.
The translation of the art came in form of the motifs used in the embroidery of gold and silver tone, which shows the complexity of the designs on Bidri ware. Contemporary silhouettes adorned this richness through strategic placements of the embroidery.
The extravagant ensembles comprised a long cape with a jumpsuit, a flowing off-shoulder sheer top with a graceful skirt that had a slit and even an asymmetrical top teamed with pants. These surreal garments had a gradual colour palette, which started with pastels that transformed into rich yellow and then transitioned to the combination of red and black.
Captivating the audience with the regal modernity of her collection, Sashi Vangapalli presented a dazzling line.