There’s a real trend to use local textiles and techniques at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2012 this year, and designer Deepika Govind channeled this into her pop art, Gujarat textile inspired collection.

Colour trends: A beautiful range of colours from shades of yellow, orange, magenta, aqua, violet and red.

Fashion trends: Bold, bright colours, at times contrasting and clashing. Double ikat prints from Gujarat, silks and satins. Broad borders, embroidery and net. Varying sihouettes: bubble, balloon, layered skirts, peplum blouses, dhoti trousers, and elegantly draped saris.

What we loved: We normally shy away from bright clashing colours, but there is something about the Gujarati double ikat prints (called Patola), weaves and draping that caught our eye. Long sleeved blouses are a must for Winter fashion, and contrasting prints bring an added element of whimsy to an outfit. Fun car, fruit, TV and flower prints reminded us of Retarded Velvet’s Spring Resort collection at Lakme Fashion Week, and the makeup! A true standout on the runway (although we’re not sure if we’ll try that look at home).

Photography: Lakme Fashion Week