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Young designers turn experimental

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 07, 2012 02:14 IST
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Pointy shoulders of the 80s, thigh-revealing slits and bright stripes made for eye-catching trends at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week.Talented newcomers have strengthened their position on the runway this time, at the Lakme Fashion Week.

On Day 2, while designer Aartivijay Gupta’s collection of Western silhouettes, with pencil-like drawings and colour charts was novel, Nikhil Thampi’s offering of corsets, fully-embellished slim pants and crushed looks in silks, were particularly interesting. Yogesh Choudhary, who played with stripes in various forms last season, chose to experiment with Pacman prints this time. His collection was crisp, and young in appeal, with the concept of the game cleverly executed. With exaggerated sizes and baggy appeals, coupled with fabrics such as organic cotton, khadi, silk and wool, the young designer managed to throw a fair sprinkle of interesting styles on the runway.

Drop crotch
Let’s be honest, this nouveau-hippie style can’t be called flattering or classy. But, Wendell Rodricks’ floor-glazing versions with bright stripes on the bottom actually make this seem worth the price. Not to mention, it completely eliminates any thunder thigh insecurities

Circular scarfs
Drape it around your shoulders like a stole, or wrap it around your head as a turban. Payal Khandwala’s brightly coloured circular scarves could be that multi-purpose accessory that budget-conscious sartorialists are always looking for

Power shoulders
Is the pointy ‘80s shoulder back? Jatin Verma, Wendell Rodricks and Aarti Vijay Gupta resurrected the trend that had died a natural death a few seasons ago. Who needs to bulk up at the gym when a pair of measly shoulder pads could do the trick for you?

It’s the opposite of the mullet-party in the front, business in the back. These new skirt suits, courtesy designers like Drashta and Yogesh Chaudhary, offset the natural maternal nature of the ensemble with thigh-revealing slits in the front that would make the non-daring blush.