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Balkans: Valaya's new inspiration

india Updated: Sep 18, 2006 17:16 IST
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Unlike last time, when JJ Valaya was awed by war and drama, this time the designer's collection was about the Balkans taking inspiration from Mother Teressa, an Albanian.

The show saw varied separates ranging from halter tops, embroidered boleros and jackets, knee and full length skirts, off shoulder tops and even saris with the pallu draped right across the neck. While one segment of the collection saw breezy floral prints on the clothes suiting the season, the latter had heavy ornamentation of sequins, beads on them.

Delhi based designer had something in store for men too! Silk and brocade

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cocktail jackets and trousers for men looked sophisticated. One could also see bandh gala and high collared knee length coats along with Embroidered trousers.



Fabrics used were rich silk, brocade, chiffon, linen, georgettes, tulle, etc. Gold not piercing but diffused, creams, reds,

Highlights of the collection were the printed chiffon ponchos, skirts and off shoulder tops. The silk jackets also were very wearable.

However, the show stealer was a heavy embellished corset in silver work and an oraganza skirt with frills worn by Neha Kapur.

Can you wear this?

He is known for his elegant and high-end styles and he ensures that the Valaya's all-encompassing sweep remains in the eye. If you are looking at separates, Valaya is the way to go!

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