Sanjay Garg's playful-yet-restrained outing was a glittery fury of weaves as he cleverly played with the simian motif this time around.The ‘Raw Mango’ designer has always been celebrated for his artful colour play in saris and Indo-Western fusion ensembles. Picture woven Varanasi silks and Chanderis and you've sort of unlocked his multi-layered aesthetic. His ‘Raw Mango’ line has been the metaphor of soul searing colour blocking and rich weaves.

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Theme: This collection called ‘Monkey Business’ was a panoply of ensembles and saris with mischievous simian motifs and bold stripes woven into the luscious fabrics.

Ambience: The show was staged at the parking lot of the venue hotel and one saw a delightful clash between the dimly lit parking lot and luxurious, gleaming ensembles.

Music: The presentation started with a ‘madari’ rattling his ‘dumroo’ as the all-drums percussion band beat up a wild rhythm for the models as they sashayed through the audience in quick succession.

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Beauty: Model sported classic nude make-up and oblong smokey eyes with hair neatly tied into a bun. The nude natural look with pulled back hair felt monastic and served as a great accent for rich garments that were glowing in gold.

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What we loved: Varanasi textiles and Chanderi varieties were juxtaposed with Gajji Silk, Mashru and Kadhwa. Streamlined silhouettes were given metallic touches along with quilting, wool, silk and digital prints. However, the monkey motif was the leitmotif appearing on the saris and Indo-Western fusion ensembles.

The show gloried thanks to the usage of silver and gold brocades peppered on comfy kurtas, trousers with inverted pleats, tulip tunics, smocks, cropped tops, pleated dresses and striped jumpsuits.

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There was a risqué undercurrent too with high slit gowns, layered off-shoulder maxis and wrap tops. The sari was given a modern update as draped gowns, sari-cum-jacket or sari-cum-blouse combos.

With such a rich collection that was a showstopper in itself, the designer needed no assistance from Bollywood.