In this collection, time moved backwards to our crafts and traditions, which has been receding from our day-to-day vision in this techno-freak era. Divyam Mehta’s garments were beautifully handcrafted with honest errors, which lent an originality and intimacy to the collection.
The designer used Japanese techniques in hand washed linen, mul and silk chiffons. Different tones of natural Indigo, oatmeal and ecru summed up the muted colour palette. The use of kantha stitch and bandhni tie-and-dye technique imparted life and soul to the collection.
The show started with a minimalistic washed dress, which flared from the waistline adding movement to the outfit as the model walked to a soul stirring melody in background. Patch work was seen with raw edges while kantha stitch was used almost everywhere from hems, sleeves, neckline and every other place in organic khadi base clothing.
Merging bold kantha stitch with flawed elements was a masterstroke by the designer. Models clad in raw and rustic garments in beige and dull blue were styled with elegant footwear in nutmeg shade. Artful interpretation of damage, aged and weathered made the collection fresh, simple, modest and humble.