Designer Showcases Collection Inspired by Kamasutra on WLIFW
Filmmaker Mira Nair’s “Kamasutra” was the inspiration behind designer Anupama Dayal’s Autumn/Winter collection on day one of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW).
Titled “Kama,” the line was also a reflection of Vatsyayana’s “Kamasutra” written in 400 BC.
“Contrary to popular perception, the ‘Kamasutra’ is not really just a sex manual. It is spiritual, holistic. It is an extensive guide on virtuous and gracious living and elaborates on love, family life,” Dayal said after the show.
The collection was mostly bridal but not particularly for the wedding ceremony itself. The silhouettes included sarees teamed with skimpy cholis and corsets.
The fabrics and work used were brocades from Banaras, tangil from Bengal, chanderi, zardozi, pearl embroidery, handprints and tassels.
Models sashayed down the ramp to the beats of the tabla. The color palette comprised sindoor reds, spice greens, turmeric and saffron.