Bollywood siren ADITI RAO HYDARI plugged in for designer SHRUTI SANCHETI. In a candid chat with KARAN BHARDWAJ, the beautiful actress said she immediately fell for dresses inspired by Turkish culture
Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari dazzled as showstopper for designer Shruti Sancheti at the Amazon India Fashion Week – Autumn Winter 2016. We caught up with the actress after the show. Aditi told us how she loved Shruti’s collection which is influenced by Turkish culture. She said she has been to Istanbul, so immediately fell for designer’s clothes. On her experience backstage, she quipped she looked like a tiny tot among giraffe-like models. “I remember I was clueless when I first walked the ramp. But they have always been great to me,” she said.
Rooted in the Islamic architecture and the Byzantine opulence, the collection titled Constantinople featured luxurious modern cuts with quintessential handcrafted brilliance. Conflicting pattern clashes of fluid paisley, geometric mosaics and rustic clamp dying formed the core DNA of this line.
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The collection was made from natural fibres like finely woven Karnataka silk, chanderi, chambray, wool, teamed with international favourite’s like felt and denim, to impart a global appeal.
The handwork was a nod to rich heritage of Istanbul in terms of screen printing, block printing and even digital prints on natural fibres, with motifs of paisley’s, Turkish medallions, prints from majestic architecture and tiles and the famous Turkish rugs.
Intricate surface ornamentation in form of exquisite carpet embroidery, nomadic Kurdish laces, Gunmetal diskettes and sequins have been used to offer a native and authentic look.