Inspired by the carefree life of children, the innocence was clearly seen in the ‘Little Hearts’ collection by Sonali Pamnani for her label ‘The Meraki Project’ at 6Degree Studio Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2017. The ambiance of the show was very childlike as the models hopped, skipped and jumped in and also sat on swings as they enjoyed and relived their childhood. Using a profusion of vibrant hues and really cute silhouettes, there was intricate detailing and surface texturing that livened up the almost fairy tale like presentation.
Beautiful quotes and paintings were drawn by children were printed on the garments with a little embroidery added to give an edgy look. Polka dots along with prints of tigers and elephants were embossed on the pockets of the silhouettes that although looked childlike marked a very interesting and a new trend setting concept. Yet, the fabric story was mature and full-bodied as tussar, crushed silk and organic cotton came on the ramp on the basis of the ensembles.
A firm believer in zero wastage, Sonali ensured that left over ikat materials from her previous collections was put to good use and up-cycled as lining for the garments – a truly clever and socially conscious thought. Making a striking appearance on the catwalk was the black midi with a matching, easy, jacket peppered with checks and childlike doodle embroidery. The grey, cropped, loose, pants were worn with a matching blouse and contrasted with a long, green, gilet. The muted, yellow, midi and checked waistcoat had a party perfect vibe with childish drawings turned into embellishments.
Sanya Malhotra, the showstopper walked in playfully as she swung with her garment in a very peppy manner. Sanya in a beautiful grey knotted jacket with quotes like “Saving the World” on its sleeves, “Super Woman” on the back and childlike drawings turned her into a chic trendsetter. Teamed up with a black skirt with floral appliqués Sanya Malhotra’s silhouette was a definite head turner.