Is it just us, or does up-and-coming Indian designer Kavita Bhartia get more fabulous with each collection she sends down the runway? Luxemi has always been enamored with Kavita’s style, but the visionary designer took her East-meets-West aesthetic to a whole new level in her Autumn Winter 2012/2013 collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.
What stands out about Kavita’s India Unseen collection? Her effortless way of adding glamour to traditional Indian techniques like zardosi and gota. Although her rich color palate upped the drama (charcoal grey, black, olive, sunset orange and gold don’t sound like they should mix, but she pulled it off perfectly!), the line’s biggest fashion-forward feat is its use of texture. With delicate beadwork and precise metallic threading in her fashion arsenal, Kavita Bhartia crafted some of the most beautiful georgette and chiffon garments we’ve seen this season.
Our favorite India Unseen look is this tribal-pattern pantsuit with chic sheer detailing and an airy silhouette that’s all about movement. And for an updated twist on the saree, our pick is this bold, warrior-inspired look that pairs a long-sleeved copper blouse with a classic red and gold color palate. What’s the best thing about both outfits? Their eclectic fusion of prints and textures — something only a designer with Kavita’s artful eye could make look so effortless.
Want to make Kavita Bhartia’s signature fusion style an everyday part of your wardrobe? This Light Olive Baby Doll Salwar by Kavita Bhartia has a fun, flirty shape that’s perfect for daytime. Another Kavita Bhartia look in Luxemi’s collection, the Orange Cotton Silk Gota Suit, features a funky gota border and a vibrant orange color that’s popping up everywhere this spring. Like Kavita’s runway looks, this suit has subtle detailing that takes a classic silhouette to the next level.
And if you’re looking for a way to glam up your favorite saree, Kavita’s blouses are the perfect fix. For an earthy, all-over glow, try Luxemi’s Gold Stretch Satin Blouse with Embellished Neckline by Kavita Bhartia. Another Kavita Bhartia blouse in our collection, the Black Sequined Stretch Blouse, is as vibrant as the gold blouse is subtle. It’s guaranteed to make your go-to saree night-ready in a flash.
Kavita recently said, “My idea is to design clothes that have a global appeal yet exude India’s rich textile heritage. I believe in dressing the world but retaining a sense of Indian-ness in my garments.” We’re betting Kavita won’t be leaving the world’s fashion radar anytime soon!