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Fashion fraternity smitten by retro bug

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 26, 2007 19:57 IST
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With straight-fit pants, balloon, layered and pleated outfits infiltrating the ramp, the retro look is clearly back and all set to take this fashion season by storm.

Smitten by the 1960s look, several designers across the nation have conspired to create poetry with fabric, showcasing the fashionably nostalgic look in their collections.

The designer duo of Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna derived their latest fall-winter collection's inspiration from the stylised wallpapers of the 70s.

"Our collection is marked with butterfly prints, which are inspired by the wallpapers of the 70s. We have designed our line keeping in mind what the fashion diva of the 60s, Maggie, will wear today," Khanna told IANS.

"This time we have come up with boxy jackets, which were very popular in the 60s. We had never dared to design something like this earlier. Also peg skirts, kimono sleeves, skinny trousers, wallpaper stockings and knee-skimming dresses have got a home in our collection," he added.

Style guru Rohit Bal's latest collection also showcases layered and pleated dresses, balloon tops and skirts of varied lengths.

Similarly, the collection designed by Malini Ramani also marks the domination of the 60s look. The line offers Victorian hats, pleated skirts, cocktail dresses, wrap dresses, trench coats, beaded cropped jackets, fur-trimmed coats and studded sweaters.

Tea towels and pop parties from the 60s to the 70s have also equally influenced designer Puja Arya whose latest collection possess naïve pop flower and kitchen motifs that were used to embroider tea towels then. "In 18th century England, tea towels were special linen cloth used by women to dry precious bone china tea sets and they are the inspiration behind my fall-winter collection," said Puja.

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