FDCI x LFW, 05-10 OCTOBER 2021

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Sanjuktta Dutta

Every collection of Sanjukta Dutta pays homage to the textiles of Assam and that is exactly what she showcased at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week with her glamorous “Chiki-Miki” Collection.

The meaning of the quaint title “Chiki-Miki” was sparkling and bright, which Sanjukta’s inspiration cleverly adhered to stylishly throughout the collection.

Unveiling the traditional culture of Assam, Sanjukta merged it skilfully with contemporary style sensibilities aimed at the 21st century women.

The cleverly designed all-black ensembles with gorgeous colourful weaves were dedicated to women of all shapes, sizes and age groups who desire to wear the beautiful fabrics of India. Each ensemble that glided through the show on elegant models was a labour of love and required nearly 45 days to create. The process started from collecting silk from specific Assamese villages, to handcrafting the traditional motifs on it and then finally presenting a memorable creation.

The intricate detailing was the basis of the garments as the timeless craftsmanship was displayed in an appealing colour palette featuring the beauteous Assamese silk in all its shimmering glory.

Opening the show with the stunning Mekhla Chador sari with a detached long-sleeved choli, the show blossomed to ballooning sleeves for blouses with pencil skirts, draped jackets, strappy gown with giant 3D appliqués, a mini tent dress with woven motifs and a multi polka dotted bias cut creation with an asymmetric skirt. There was more variety with a wraparound blouse and lungi skirt, bright red sack dress with long robe featuring layered sleeves and a 3D appliquéd, floral blouse belted with a long slim skirt.

Showstopper Divya Khosla Kumar ended the presentation in a stunning black Mekhla Chador belted sari with a simple strappy choli.

When fashion connoisseurs want to own the beauty of Assamese silk merged with modern, fashionable appeal, Sanjukta Dutta’s “Chiki-Miki” collection will add that bright sparkle to their wardrobes.