Thursday, March 04, 2010

Lakme Fashion Week - Summer Resort, Day 1, 5/3/10

Rocky S - Showcasing the the Bridal Line extravaganza (for girls who dont want to leave behind their tradition with hints of modernity in their trousseau). For this season his couture line uses vibrant colours and traditional Indian motifs, a perfect mix for the blushing Indian bride, Silhouettes are traditional and classic with a modern and contemporary twist. Mainly comprising of heavily hand-worked saris, kurtas, churidars, sherwanis and lehengas adorned by exquisite georgettes, assorted blends of magnificent brocades, nets and beautifully textured fabrics in a combination of soft, shaded pastels, bright solid pastels, traditional jewelled shades and the signature ivory and blacks. Sari’s in traditional Indian colours teamed with interesting blouses. Collection is decorated with embroideries and Swarovski elements, brocade patchwork on georgettes, silk on sheer nets and applique work with sequin highlight the collection is a true image of Indian traditional techniques and will surely make the bride-to-be look like a Goddess he added. Needless to say, his models will bear the ultra glam look and his clientele will be the brides to be.

Show: March 5th , 12 pm

Babita Malkani - Inspired from her travel to Bhutan - brings a line of garments which will represent the happiest country of the world. Vibrant, lively and colourful are words synonymous to the collection – The Kingdom of Bhutan. A Boho chic collection inspired from the monasteries and architecture and colourful clothing of the country. Collection comprising structured pieces accentuated with drapes offering a modish look. Targeting women between the age group of 18 years to 40 years. Collection desinged under 3 spectacular looks inspired from spiritual haven- 1st - All hand woven attires in multi-collared fabrics, 2nd Emphasizing the geometric patterns incorporated with checks in red, black and white & 3rd line highlighting the funky blues, oranges embellished with Sanskrit prints. Rich and regal geometric construction in weaves, prints and drapes bringing out a contemporary, wearable and funky line of clothing which aptly reflects the mystical festivals and pristine culture of Bhutan. Colour palette highlights shades like green black, purple, pink, yellow, white, black, military green, navy blue, nude, ink blue and coral. Collection paired with funky custom made accessories which borrows inspiration from the elegant Bhutanese Dzong architecture. Accompanied by Buddha inspired music as the background score on the ramp.

Show: March 5th , 1:30 pm

Riyaz Gangji
The Designer, who was recently in news for his highly embellished saris, lehengas and sherwanis designed for the Salman Khan starrer Veer, will be showcasing his resort wear line at LFW Summer/Resort 2010. Riyaz Ganji, the man behind the label Libasâ™ which specializes in contemporary and ethnic Indian men's and womenswear is all excited about this new line. Female models on the ramp will be seen sporting flowy and relaxed garments…starting from lightly embroidered evening wear, long fluid dresses, and all. Men on the runway will be sporting linen pants, waistcoats with minimalistic embroidery, kurtas and slim pants in stretchable materials. Always known for his elegant styles and cut from richly woven fabrics, Riyaz™s bridal lehengas, saris, chaniya cholis and salwar suits have been quite impressive. Specializing in ethnic wear otherwsie Designer goes by the theme of Resort Wear, a completely different . Collection will mainly consist of bright, flowy garments. Colours: bright and fresh hues like corals, pastels, mint, lots of beige and purple splashed on different line of fabrics like chiffons, cottons, linens, satins and georgettes.

Show: March 5th , 1:30 pm

Ayush and Shradha Murarka - Vizyon, a husband and wife team showcase their debut collection, called ‘Celestial Bodies’. Spotlighting an elegant and bold collection & showcases the line dedicated to the celestial world of planets. The Contemporary wear line (for the hip & global Indian women) dedicated to the beauty of stars, planets and galaxies in their purest form and stays true to its style ethos. Oscillating between organic and mineral, the pieces for the latest line remind you of the texture of natural elements. Colours reflect the theme of the season, whether icy and galactic or warm and solar. Pleating, layering, zippers and textures make the collection more feminine and classy. From structured to ethereal, pleats and drapes and from glitz to fine detail, the garments are unconventional and will make the season high on classic chic. Sheets of Organza create celestial hues and Satin corsets fall fluidly to give birth to hybrid silhouettes. Bandage like dresses wrap around the body like the rings of a planet. The collection radiates energy and warmth with a combination of geometric and fluid shapes. ‘Celestial Bodies’ is a perfect blend of vintage style with contemporary look. Fabric: varieties of silk, satin, georgettes and chiffons are the fabrics ruling the assortments.

Show: March 5th 1:30 pm

Shyamal & Bhumika
There Collection is an exploration of the Indian festival of colours. They have designed a line of summery dresses and glamorous resort wear attire for the globetrotting fashionista- be it men or women. “Get set to be smeared in colours. The collection offers an exuberant graphic display on simplified silhouettes”, Floor skimming summery dresses, splattered with Holi-style colour, voluminous drapes for an easy breezy feel, bikini tops with satin hot pants, beautifully printed tie back blouses, beachy sun dresses with flirty cut outs, printed tunics, ruffled dresses, flowy halter gowns, high-waist pleated Capri trousers, sumptuous printed tunics on satin & romantic mini dresses for cocktails.In menswear. Plethora of garments to offer: printed blazers with splatter and prints, recycles style casual kurtas with a handmade feel, paint smeared waist coats, easy fit linen trousers, white office shirts with hidden splashes of colour, casual shirts with rolled up sleeves and colour washed denims. Bright yellow, fresh orange, oasis green, glam pink, sparkling grape, scuba blue, gold fusion, flame scarlet to fuchsia purple and jet black. “The collection is made up of a bright palette of fresh colours echoing opulence with electric citrus tones breaking the gloom of recession and sending a strong message that it’s about time for a bit of joie de vivre”. Cool linens, summery cottons, luxurious satin, sheer georgette, shimmering crepe and dramatic prints in scatter effect; are also some of the highpoints of the collection.

Show: March 5th , 3 pm

Nikasha Tiwadey

All set to showcase her newest offering titled Siuliâ which actually is a small, pretty flower, and woven around this is a romantic story with relaxed resort weddings. An exotic and highly perfumed flower which according to Indian mythology is a heavenly tree brought to earth by Lord Krishna. The story woven around the tree is about Parijakata, the Princess. She fell in love with the Sun but when he deserted her she committed suicide and the tree sprung from the ashes. Unable to stand the sight of the lover who left her, the tree flowers only at night and shed them like tear dope before the sun rise. The Collection is dipped in white and creame, coupled with Pitambari yellow, Haldi, rusty reds and coral. Fabric consists of woven Benarsi silks, Chanderi, mul mul, silk chiffon and georgette. The designer has used embroidered textures from little buds in love knots to blossoming flowers in Chikan mixed with antique mukaish and karchobi- a rare combination of techniques. Feminine with its eclectic and essentially Bohemian spirit a interesting resurrection in the form of Patiala salwar, and starched Benarsi Dupattas, coupled with swirly blouses worn with saris, also the dropped shoulders and side tie details in tunics and blouses, ombre dyed lycra silk churidars, asymmetrical hemlines with net frills and gota lace pattis; are some of the highpoints of the bevy. A delightful juxtaposition of ethnic and contemporary.

Show: March 5th , 3 pm

Krishna Mehta - Cultivating a gentle revolutionary spirit, challenging the values and principles of elegance, delighting in the uncertainties between, Retro and Virtual her womenswear line inspired to conjure up a dreamy scenario, evoking a portrait of the late 50’s through the collection on the ramp the veteran designer hands over a collection composed at will, with unending creativity and artistic dynamism. Relaxed yet bold lines keeping up with the pace of contemporary life, Modern contrast in strong tones, with a torrent of prints and embroidery & textured movements (fabric effects and an abundant mixes of proportions). The models will be seen in an ultra glamorous Bohemian look. “Bold abstracts, sensitive textiles, enhance the silent energy of the fluid material, with a calm dynamism in deep darks disturbed by caustic bright. Inspired by the late ‘30s - ‘70s with bohemian feel to the model” Glamour and comfort will be unleashed in the form of pretty dresses, tunics to halters on fabrics like cotton voile, silks and light weight fabrics in the colour tones of purple, blue’s , yellow and all. Natural fibers with acidic chemicals spreading into whiteness lit up by snappish, glamorous reds, sinking into dense dark ink blues , greens, and captivating yellows, dressed with a touch of fruity liveliness with plum and purples, ready to carbonize on contact with over fresh opulent blacks, which gently oxidize into browns and ambiguous naturals.Interspersed with rigorously cut jackets are the fluid tunic shirts and taut detailed pants, pushing brilliance into overload, maximizing structures and liberating enthusiastic outburst.

Show: March 5th , 5 pm

Pria Kataria Puri - Rich and royal collection, Gayatri Devi-the royal jewel of India highly inspired from the eternal and elegant Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. Geared up to bring fore a fashion display by the play of bling, classic cuts, rich colours and apt accessorization. Using various influences from the classical beauty and fashion statement of Maharani Gayatri Devi, PKP has designed feminine and body hugging silhouettes mainly comprising saris and a resort wear line. She emphasized, “Gayatri Devi has gracefully maintained her Indian look with her European touch of styling which I can identify with in my own Indo-western collection. Presenting her evening wear line which can be can also termed as a Couture Resort Line. With in numerous tiny pleating and draping details with a shinning effect, the collection is a perfect for festivity and occasions. Colour palette boasts of jewelled tones of aqua, emerald, smoky topaz, coral, golden and black onyx used on fabrics like French chiffons which was quite popular with Gayatri Devi. Inspired from Rajasthan prints and hand embroidery using the intricate and delicate design of kundan work, the embroidery on saris highlights a jewelled effect. Collection can be termed as a happy and vibrant line of clothing created mainly for the NRI destination wedding. A lot of bling was missing in the fashion front from 2008-09 with this collection - a personal effort to bring it back by taking fashion to its glory.” The models will have side parted hair representing the old fashion of the ‘40s, clean face and red lipsticks. “Since Tresmode are our official partners, shoes will be from their house of fashion,” she added. Pria has also designed semi-precious earrings and bangles which will be used for accessorization.

Show: March 5th , 7 pm

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Sabya's Summer-Resort’10 line romanticises folk inspirations with exotica. It’s a heady mix of ‘70s rock star look meeting a ‘20s Parisian salon style. Ghana and Guatemala in Africa make for the folk feel.

A Contemporary take on resort. Flowy, fuss free, bling-less attire, infused with light structures and heavy bling into the bevy & still a resort wear.One can carry resort wear generally during holidaying, when one wants to travel light. Hence, garbs which can serve multiple purpose occasions, spell the order of the luggage. “Each piece can be treated individually. What you have worn for a brunch can be teamed up with a pair of shorts and worn to the night club as well!”. His presentation high on functionality this time. A more modern version of the flared ‘50s skirt with sporty elastic that makes it fuss free, or the elongated t-shirt like, floor touching dresses leaving enough scope for experimentation & improvisation in his collection one can mix and match and then dress it up or down, the way you want it. Models al dressed up pn the ramp as - a younger version of the ‘70s rock star!

Show: March 5th , 9 pm

1 comment:

ITS ME said...

the sketches r really nice, and mr than dat , i loved this new concept! way to go gaurav! keep it up!