Mumbai, Jan 31 (PTI) Renowned designer Anita Dongre says the only way forward in the world of fashion is through sustainability. Also Read - Sari Naris: These Group of Women Have Found a Unique Way to Promote Their Brand and We are Loving it | Watch

The designer said today there is a growing need to conserve natural resources and protect the planet from unnecessary wastage. Also Read - AMMK Seals Alliance With Owaisi's AIMIM Ahead of Tamil Nadu Election 2021

Her ‘Songs of Summer’, which she unveils today at the closing on Day 1 of the LFW Summer/Resort 2018, is one such example. Also Read - Lisa Haydon is Spending International Women's Day With Her 'Very Little Woman' As She Flaunts Her Baby Bump

“We start every collection with same passion and enthusiasm. Some garments in the clothing line have been made from R Elan fabric, where they have taken polyester and recycled it.

“There are four that we’ve done using that polyester as a sustainable fabric. We have tried to incorporate sustainability in the collection as it is the future,” Dongre told PTI in an interview.

Reminiscing her childhood connection to Rajasthan, the couturier said she drew inspiration from a “garden of flowers” for the showcase.

“Summer to me means beautiful bougainvillea flowers. It always looks beautiful in Rajasthan’s summers. For me, it’s the garden. There will be some reflections of the summer flowers in the collection.”

Dongre’s said ‘Songs of Summer’ will have new silhouettes, Banarasi weaves, colours like soft blue, pink, yellow, green and white, to enhance the much-needed respite “easy, breeziness” of the hot season.

The designer said although primarily a wedding collection, the clothes focus on wearability and can be adorned at any event this season.

“I’ve kept in mind summer wedding in a hot summer place.

These are the kinds if clothes that you could wear.

Everything is in cotton and sheer. Very light and comfortable for every occasion in summer.”

The collection is being presented by R Elan.

The LFW Summer/Resort 2018 begins today.

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