Inspired by “Antalya” the beautiful town on the Turkish Rivera, Shruti Sancheti’s collection of the same name had all the Sufi influences, colours, designs and cuts of that era at the India Resort Fashion Week 2012.
Sprays of paisley prints, Byzantine architectural embroidery and Greek/Roman drapes were the mainstay of the ensembles. Colours reflected the beauty of the region as blue in shades of azure or deep tones, corals, bright reds and royal purples formed the background for the very stylish creations.
Tiny minis, asymmetric and draped dresses, regal capes, elegant maxis, summery halter numbers, pleated palazzos, cowl pants and tiny bustiers were ideal mix and match options. Bringing them to life were the perfect fabrics selected by Shruti that ranged from easy-on- the-eye and feel chiffon, georgette, crepe and knits. Detailing came in the form of cutwork, printing techniques and embroidery inspired by carpets and sequins designs from the Turkish region.
Dividing the show into the colours, the designer started with the oranges for the printed georgette tunic, layered maxi with fuchsia floral print, red hot pants, kaftan tops, bikinis with red poncho edged in delicate blue piping, cowl pants with hanging pocket, trellis tops and a swirling tent dress.
For the turquoise and blue section Shruti went for a one-shoulder waisted maxi, shaded green/blue minis, kerchief hemline midis and the sheer green toga that covered a bikini with an ornate border.
Soon the hot colours of magenta and purple were turned into panelled gowns with tiny trellis shrugs or asymmetric fin shaped midi with black stole and a tiny embroidered shrug.
The detailing was restricted to the cutwork and basket weave like trellis effect, which Shruti used cleverly for hemlines, yokes, sleeves, covers and patches.
Aimed at the sophisticated women who jets around the globe; the “Antalya” collection by Shruti Sancheti’s will keep her well-dressed through formal and informal events.