When it comes to fashion grandeur, Punit Balana is a designer who can dream up a grand regal collection. His “The Royal Bagh” Line at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 was a vision of ultra-glamour inspired by the Sisodia Rani Palace Garden of Jaipur and the Rajwaras of Rajasthan. Recreating the glory of a bygone era, Punit visualised the colours of Leheriya, floral, peacock motifs and block prints all in natural dyes.
He selected an arresting line of hues like buttercup and blues but enhanced them with delicate Dori work and zardozi. The base fabrics were mulmul and cotton that offered a sense of comfort and ease to the wearer.
Divided into two lines – Boho Chic with indigos as well as ice blues while the other was a festive line with pink and steel grey, that made the collection project a visually arresting style statement. Keeping “The Royal Bagh” theme intact, the shades of blue entries were summer-worthy but stylishly demure. The printed long-sleeved maxi skirt and matching shirt had a great mix and match possibilities. The 3-piece suit with a one-button jacket over a bustier, the Leheriya print sari worn with bell-sleeved choli and the maxi with necktie collar displayed summer chic.
Saris appeared with stylish cholis, while kalidar kurtas shararas, with tassels or latkans, dhoti pants with flared kurtas and crinkled kurta with pants made fashion statements. The lehenga/choli sections were rich with a slight drizzle of shimmer. For the western dressers, there were striped glittering jackets with bikini tops and palazzos, a trendy pinafore over leheriya shirt, a sexy flared skirt teamed with a cute top, and jacket. The one-shoulder shiny beaded choli, lehenga, peplum jacket with pants and the gipsy skirt with a long-sleeved blouse added the much-needed fun element to the collection.
Ending the show was the very lovely Tara Sutaria who swirled down the ramp in pale pink silk luxuriously shimmering lehenga with tantalising latkans, a gleaming choli and delicate dupatta.
When it is impressive fashionable designs that women seek, Punit Balana’s “The Royal Bagh” collection will offer perfectly grand additions to their wardrobes.