Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS’13

By on October 24, 2012

Known for his textures that are created with the use of unusual silk yarns and the embellishments kept to minimal, Samant Chauhan has made a new tryst into fashion with his latest collection “Rajputana – A Poshak Cult”.

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

He has always worked with silk and textiles that are hand woven and hand knitted, 100 per cent eco-friendly textiles, and this collection was no different. With a grand come back of the Bhagalpur Silk, a classic signature textile of Samant Chauhan, the ensembles were a reflection of pure artistry and magnificence

of the cloth.

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

Though every attire on the Samant runway was a worthy example of intricate craftsmanship, from the Lehengas, Kurtas to the Jackets, a special mention for the black saree with halter neck blouse and gold border plus a white crushed dress with a gold bustier which caught the eye and applause of many in the audience.

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

The age-old Rajasthani Royal concept of assi (80) kalisin, came out in its rawest form through the lehengas and extended its employment in some of the gowns, kurtas and jackets too.

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

Samant’s very state-of-the-art zardozi embroidery had been elaborately crafted on most of the garments, and the gold and antique block printing techniques also did their rounds in some of the pieces, holding the Rajasthani ethnicity intact.

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

Special attention was given to specific detailing and surface techniques which oozed their presence in every dress that flowed down the ramp.

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

A few dresses for men and the show wound up with a gorgeous, visibly appealing ensembles that spoke volumes of the Rajput Era, celebrating prosperity, magnificence and expertise.

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

Star of the evening? Well, finally for the sore eyes, who were longing to see a celeb, Manoj Bajpai strutted down the ramp in all his splendor. Apt for the attire given, for a change the guy looked pretty decent, giving everyone a strong reminder of how royal he looked in the movie “Zubeida”.

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

Every piece a masterpiece and every creation an inspiration. Samant Chauhan, was one of the few who get a nod from traditional fashion lovers.

Samant Chauhan at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS'13

About Akanksha Singhal

The journey to Akki Dokie quite literally started out in the car while waiting at a traffic signal in the sweltering Delhi heat. This was 2009. Akanksha – the mother ship of this blog – decided to amalgamate her love for fashion, social media and writing. Voila!! Akki Dokie was bought into the internet universe. Through Akki Dokie, we bring to you the latest trends, gossips, news, views and much more from the world of fashion. Told through interactive stories, scintillating events, entertaining interviews and easy ‘D –I – Y’, we unfurl the fashion flag on your screen. Who are we? We are a bunch of overzealous, tech savvy, social media loving, hip swinging, wine guzzling, and laugh inducing women (and few men) who swear by fashion. So take our word when we say, "If it’s in fashion, it’s on Akki Dokie!"

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