In complete sync with the celebration of the Indian handlooms and textiles day on day two of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015, Gaurang Shah flooded the ramp with all things authentic. Soaked in the gorgeous Indian handloom heritage, Gaurang’s collection, ‘Samyukta,’ enthralled the audiences! But wait, there were several other things about the show that held us in complete awe. Here are the highlights and our favourite moments.

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Beauty

While the clothes totally had all our attention, the makeup didn’t disappoint either. Bringing back the sindoor culture straight from the Indian heartland, each model looked every inch the Indian bride. With bright red sindoors and dark lips, it made for the perfect wedding extravaganza.

Performance

Not only was the show about celebrating authentic Indian handlooms but it was also about celebrating the Indian dance form of Kathak. Two dancers—Akilesh and Apoorva—danced their way through the runway to open and close the show.

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Music

Gaurang clearly wanted all aspects of the show to be authentic and Indian! Soulful music by the live band the Razab Ali Group made for a fitting background score for this rich collection.

Jewellery

Considering that the collection was inspired by the love story between Prithviraj Chauhan and his strong-willed queen, Samyukta, the jewellery too was kept in sync with the historic story. The beautiful maang tikas and the naths did complete justice to the royal theme!

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Designs

Gaurang totally brought back to life and revived the intricate Indian handlooms like Kanjeevaram, khadi, uppada, paithani, Benarasi, patan patola, kota dhakai et al in the grandest fashion the stage did see! He beautifully blended the traditional embroideries like zardozi, gotta, doria, marodi, aari and chikankari to create masterpieces that every bride (and her mother) would want in their trousseau.