New Delhi: Designer Neeru Kumar, who has been in the industry for the past 30 years, paid tribute to Indian fabrics in the inaugural show Wednesday of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week(WIFW), which marks her first participation in such an event in last three decades.
"I thought this is the right time to showcase at this platform. Now the international market has recognised our potential, and hence I am here," said Neeru after wowing the audience with garments made from traditional hand-woven silks, cotton and linen in colours like red, beiges, blue and earthy tones.
The eco-friendly materials were tranformed into saris, maxi-dresses, tunics, skirts, jodhpuri trousers and shirts. The model`s looks were kept simple as the emphasis was on clothes and Neeru accessoried most of the garments with belts.
She also showcased smart jackets and trench coats, in which there were traces of wool and cashmere.
From brazen asymmetrical cuts to traditional cross-stitches, each garment was uniquely Indian and elegant, emphasizing the designer`s signature style.
One of the highlights of Neeru`s collection was inbuilt pockets in tunics and skirts.