A Mediocre's Prayer *
Our father, who should be in Heaven,
Fit, they say, is the name of the Game
Hour time has come
Can this work still be done
On girth, as it is on length!
Give us this day our daily thread
From form-fitting and loose-flowing, Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection ran the gamut, from floor-length affairs to stretch-pencil skirts to slightly loose trousers to undulating knee-length skirts and finally mini-shorts. Tops sported a wide variety of necklines, one even going so far as to be a hoodie. Some of the most attractive outfits were the formal-looking knee-length skirt-blouse ensembles, picked out in appliquéd cut-work.
Give us the courage to stay with our whites
And forgive us our trespasses into brights
That stark white ruled the ramp was blindingly obvious. Now and then you could find some relief when the white got alleviated by equally blinding banana-boat-republic lemons, just perfect for a zingy summer. Then came the pastels – baby pinks, pale greens, light grey-blues. The range of the spectrum began to be followed and the colours mellowed to deeper – if equally vibrant – hues of oranges and reds before the ramp was hijacked by shimmering silvery-grey short dresses with bold print.
Late-o-meter: 30 minutes
Lead us askance…
Deliver us from the popular stance
For some real Hard Romance
The print remains large and floral and largely floral (we really mean the 'large' bit!), and does it work brilliantly against the shorter dresses and tops!
Give us the Mind to make changes in Time
Minimalism, waaat you taaak?
Clinical glamour is our Mind Block…
Eye-catching and dazzling, Rajesh's collection has interesting cuts and silhouettes. We'd definitely love to see more of this.
For never and… whenever!
Next spring, next summer and we can barely wait.
* The Mediocre's Prayer, written by an anonymous writer, forms the theme of Rajesh Pratap Singh's spring/summer line for 2007.