Designers had fun with accessories at the Lakme Fashion Week. Rotor blades as headgear, crazy heels, chappals made of forks and spoons and crowns of gold chains were all trotted out on the ramp in Mumbai, sometimes getting the designer more attention than the collections themselves.
Gen Next designer Rahul Anand used rotor blades because, he said, “My collection is about aerodynamics. It makes a whole lot of difference; people instantly recognise your collection with these quirky accessories.”
Mehak Jain transformed juttis and kolhapuri chappals into boots. She said, “It took me a month to make these. I wanted a complete look for my show and that wouldn’t be possible without the shoes.” She believes her eccentric fashion will have takers, “Why not? People buy statement pieces to be different and some buy it to have a funky wardrobe.”
Designer Masaba Gupta designed her own accessories because she wasn’t happy with the jewellery she was getting for the show, “I made these necklaces, shoes and earrings from the scraps of my collection instead of settling for the sad jewellery.”
But some designers were not too happy with their accessories getting all the attention. “My sandals were talked about more than my clothes,” designer Anuj Sharma said of the fancy chappals made of kadchhis, forks and spoons. “When I finished my ‘Button Masala’ collection I thought tadka kisse maroon, and hence these kadchhi chappals.”