Assam-based designer Sanjukta Dutta’s show at Fashion Design Council of India’s Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week was a power-packed one with the mother-daughter duo – veteran actress Sharmila Tagore joining her actress daughter Soha Ali Khan on the ramp together after a very long time to promote the handloom of the state.
While Sharmila looked ethereal in a shaded blue mekhela chador, Soha looked gorgeous in a royal blue lehenga. Both the attires are part of Dutta’s new festive collection ‘Aakaash’ – a tribute and sensitization effort towards conserving environment and handloom.
Speaking on the association Sharmila said, “Handloom has always been a favourite and I have been wearing it regularly. I have worn mekhela chador in the past too and I have always loved this drape. Today walking for this collection so beautifully designed by Sanjukta has been a pure delight.”
Soha added, “Associating with a fashion week and being a muse is always beautiful but what makes this even more special is how an age-old drape has been so fashionably redefined by Sanjukta. She blends a cause each year as a responsible fashion brand and works towards creating more awareness. I loved what she made for me and the motifs were beautiful.”
‘Aakaash’ is a collection inspired by the infinite sky and its many hues of blue. “This collection is inspired by various hues of blue which are put on the mulberry silk with traditional motives to celebrate the land which is known for its greenery and wildlife. The sky resembles the most beautiful canvas and to celebrate it in all its glory and encourage the world to be more sensitive towards climate change, we bring to the world a collection inspired by the infinite aakaash (sky),” Dutta said.
Speaking about her experience to work with one of her favourite actress Sharmila, Dutta added, “It’s a dream come true for me as I got an opportunity to work with Sharmilaji whose songs has been such big influence in my growing up years. Soha as the new generation multi-talented personality is someone who defines the modern age woman for me. I am very happy to have them as my muses for the FDCI spring-summer collection.”