Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 – Durga

Here is another short video clip from my annual Stylemart Fashion Show 2014.

Durga is another eternal source of inspiration; she is the very image of positive feminine energy Shakti. My collection for this segment represents the beauty, strength and perfection of the goddess in each one of us. Associating it with the fire element, this collection features the ever-popular hues of red, fuchsias and oranges. These are the colors that complement the Indian skin tones and bring out best features of the Indian woman. They are also considered auspicious and remain a favorite to many Indian brides.

To give it a new twist, I experimented with these three colors, putting them together in one garment. The creation looks stunning, as a wedding lehenga or Kancheepuram saree.

The latest trends for this season are embroidered jacket style saree blouses, with plain sarees as well as with dhotis or cowl style pants. With so much variety in style this season, you will be spoilt for choice!

This segment opened with the following video that explained the inspiration, and formed the backdrop for the catwalk. Enjoy!

Durga is the quintessential goddess known simply as Devi (the goddess). She is also Shakti (the strength or energy). Legend has it that she emanated from the trinity of existence, wisdom and the circle of life for conquering evil. Although a derivative of the male divinities, Durga embodies their collective energy (Shakti) and is the true source of their inner power. She is also greater than any of them. Born fully grown and beautiful, Durga presents a fierce menacing form to her enemies, and a kind and nurturing image to under her protection. I dedicate this segment of the show to the beauty, strength and perfection of the goddess in each one of us.