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Glimmer of quirk

india Updated: Oct 30, 2009 20:41 IST

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From plastic to thread reels to nimboo-mirchi, jewellery made of never-heard-before stuff found its place on the recently concluded Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week s/s ’10.

Ritesh Kumar Ridzyn showcased his futuristic jewellery along with his clothes. “My logic of putting sequins in plastic tubes and making jewellery out of it was to save these sequins, for I think they might become a rarity in future. I haven’t used any glue and instead stuck them inside with the help of oil. I have created hand cuffs, neckbands and anklets that range between Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000.”

If that wasn’t weird enough, designer duo Hemant and Nandita’s resort collection was teamed with jewellery that had beads in the shape of nimboo and mirchi. “I have used feathers as well as nimboo and mirchi in bright metallic colours. The idea was to add a tinge of India in a collection that’s otherwise quite western.” She had hair accessories, neckpieces and earrings in the price bracket of Rs 500 and Rs 3,000.

Of flowers and more
Ashima Leena extended the floral theme of their dresses to their jewellery that was made of peach shells, beads, and chiffon fabric flowers. Leena singh says, “We work with a designer called Shabnam who created these pieces for us. But they were Ashima’s designs and her idea to do danglers along with clothes.”

Sanchita’s jewellery was a multipurpose one. The long neckpieces can be worn as belts also. They were tone-on-tone chiffon stripes with chunky beads on them and had detailing of metal chains. They start from Rs 2,400 and are available in all colours.

Some designers did jewellery just to style their line and Poonam Bhagat’s Taika range was just one of those. “It was our idea to join together motley-coloured thread reels to form bracelets and chunky chokers. In fact, some of the models so loved them that they kept what they wore.”