India is home to many beautiful and rich handlooms and textiles. Every State has a unique handloom piece that speaks of the rich art, culture that exists. Such is mekhela chador from Assam.
Guwahati-based designer Sanjukta Dutta, who is known for designing beautiful mekhela chador, showcased her new collection 'Chiki- Miki' at the FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week held in Mumbai at JIO Gardens on Sunday.
Bollywood actress-director Divya Khosla Kumar looked stunning in beautifully designed black and blue mekhela chador as he turned showstopper for Dutta on Day 5. This is for the second time Kumar has walked for Dutta.
"I am so happy to showcase my new collection at the FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week October 2021. It is an amazing platform to promote the weaves and designs of Assam," Dutta.
The designer added, "It’s lovely to work with the beautiful Divya Khosla Kumar. She is looking so stunning in the mekhela chador. It gives all the artisans and weavers a lot of courage when they see their work getting recognition on such a big platform”.
Kumar as a muse looked strikingly beautiful in the mekhela chador that had gold and blue zari work all over the attire. The chador had tassels in many shades of blue. Dutta clubbed the mekhela chador with a black sleeveless blouse and a belt that made it look chic.
The gold mang tikka affixed with a maatha patti adorned her center-parted hairdo which was adorned with strings of mogras tied together.
A hand full of gold and black bangles completed her traditional look. Pink-tinted lips and cheeks swept in blush complemented her overall look.
"It was a delight to walk for Sanjukta Dutta for the second time. She has an eye for creativity and knows well how to turn the traditional ensemble into a contemporary drape. Her ensemble showcases our rich Indian culture and also benefits the textile industry," said Kumar.
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