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Fashion soup for the soul

Sujata Reddy on a recent collaborative style-for-a cause event that worked just right.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 09, 2009 16:06 IST
Hindustan Times

Sometimes, you look for soul at fashion events and you do find it. In collaboration with SPJ Sadhana — a school for the mentally challenged or differently abled children, designer Hemant Trevedi came up with a fabulous line, actually eight lines in all, for a recent event.

The special kids from the Visual Arts batch created paintings on saris, bathrobes, suits, accessories, which took them over a month to prepare. We’re told that the super-talented children used 55 metres of georgette, 75 meters of crepe, 100 sheets of tracing paper, five kilos of clay and 24,000 beads to give the creations their final look.

The designs were all about exhibiting the children’s talent, and the pictures accompanying might give you a grasp on the best of the show.

Trevedi had the audience applauding for his creations.. with mostly basic colour palettes. Beige, black and rustic shades dominated the ramp, with just a splatter of colour amid the rest.

Colour-starved, the Mohenjodaro, Jewelled Nights and Threads of Expression were lines that were particularly impressive.

We can’t help but wonder why showstopper Mona Singh was dolled up in this sari, which looked straight out of Trevedi’s bathrobe line. The actress struggled to keep the drapes in place, the fabric did nothing for her newly acquired svelte figure, made her look years older and most of all, she looked most uncomfortable. It would look great on a lady politician though. Check out the picture and decide for yourselves.

First Published: Mar 09, 2009 16:04 IST