Ever wondered how lehngas can ever be a functional and a practical piece of clothing? Something you can wear with sneakers and feel comfortably beautiful in?
Nah, not really. The signature ethnic look always happens to be extremely heavy, with some seriously good looking but painfully heavy embroidered details all over- a look that’s equated often with a bridal look it’s almost a challenge to think of it as something that is lightweight, comfortable and enjoyable.
Well for me, I was out there at the NYFW to change the narrative. I was told to showcase more neutrals, well I showed all color and the really bright ones, I was told to keep the embroideries to minimal, well I showed some serious intricate work. I was told to show more of western looks, Well I showed a LEHNGA! It was one of the most talked about, one of the most beautiful and one of the most memorable looks from my show- and here is why!
This was not a desi runway show. This was a show where I went with a preconceived notion of a designer with ethnic clothes that are always so heavy and so uncomfortable to wear. I had a statement to make and a narrative to change.
Putting this as my second look, going through the roof top of a prestigious fashion show, this lehnga showed a smooth movement with the breeze. It’s print, the technique of stitching, the embroidered accents, that coin belt and a light Dupata draped to the side, it was absolute treat to watch.
How did I do it? Well, the fabric itself is super soft and light. There aren’t any additional layers inside to cause any discomfort. All the volume is because of the genius stitching style using the width of the yard versus the length and the brilliant pairing is contemporary. A piece that you don’t have to wait till your wedding to wear! I’d say wear it to the next birthday party or to your holiday gathering- and why not?
Enjoy getting that attention? Then this lehnga is for you to wear! Check out some gorgeous pairings with this one Easy , breezy and beautiful piece.