A word of advice – if you ever want to “invest” in a timeless Indian outfit, opt for one by Debarun Mukherjee. The Calcutta-based designer explores Indian fabrics, textiles and embroidery forms with a passion that borders on the obsessive, thus giving his clothes an ethereal and classic appeal.
For his Winter / Festive 2012 collection at Lakme Fashion Week, Debarun’s, “Inspiration for the surface texturing and embellishments come from Iznik tiles of Turkey. Turkish ceramics have this distinct colour of cobalt-blue and the serene presence of divinity. This divinity has been brought to life with prints and embroidery. Along with the color blue that runs throughout my entire collection a reminder of the presence of the Almighty. I have also used beige and black that symbolize depth.”
Bordering on couture-esque proportions, Debarun has used top-of-the-line fabrics like the rich hand woven fabrics of Bhagalpur, tassar, matka, katan and monga and silk to fashion a range of silhouettes ranging from flared and layered skirts, dhoti inspired skirts, high collared tops, pleated pants and sarees for women.
His men’s wear has this long Indian sherwani look, with flair, semi transparent shirt-kurtas teamed with draw string pants. The look is layered with prints, embellishments and accessories.
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