The Modern Luknawi Muse

The much awaited fashion fête, the PSFW Sunsilk Fashion week 19 opened with an interesting line-up last night. The line-up was well synchronized with equal proportions of Fashion Feuds and neophytes presenting their interpretation of the trendiest and chicest style staples for the spring/summer 2020.

This season opened with a collection by Zara Shahjahan. She made sure to transfix the audience with a mystical performance right at the beginning of the show. Dressed in crescent white the dancer paced around beautifully over a melodious narration of Ghalib.


‘Aah Ko Chahea Ek Umer Asar Hone Tak

Kon Jeta Ha TEri Zulf ka Sar Hone Tak

Hum Ne Mana Keh Tagafil Na Karo Gay

Khak Ho Jain Gay Hum Tum Ko khaba Hona Tak’

What followed was surreal and transcendental. Breezy yet impeccably polished looks overpowered the runway. Intricate hints of the “Chaand and Sittara” were embedded tastefully over the garments in Mukaish.

Indigenous textures like Chicken Kari , Zardozi, Kundan Zari and slight hints of Chatta Patti intertwined with gota, paired with rich-breathable fabrics of silk and organza made us travel through time and we landed no further than Lucknow itself.

The show took a slight turn and the white transitioned effortlessly into shades of Marigold, Fresh hues of green and a mix of Hot pink with slight details of black.

What stood out the most were the Ghungru adorned pants and the melodious sound that they made while the models walked the ramp. This has to be the chicest style staple this season followed by the beautifully paired traditionally ornamented fanny packs.

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