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Range on the runway

From breezy fabrics to opulent Indian wear, the penultimate day of the fashion week had a lot to choose from...

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 22, 2011 15:17 IST
Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair
Hindustan Times
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On Saturday, with just one more day before this season’s Lakme Fashion Week’s curtains come down, one got to see more good collections on the runway than bad ones.

The day ended with a scintillating presentation by Wendell Rodricks who, without fail, each time presents a breezy and crisp collection which is ultra-minimalist in appeal. He always lets the fabric flow freely without touching its surface, but cuts the same in the most simplistic and stylish manner.

Linen with silk organza hem, silk crepes and satin silks with ripple pleating, pintucking and other techniques were used to create a collection that spoke of extreme style.

Earlier in the day, Deux A, showcased a collection of very stylish garments with structural graphic prints, art deco-inspired architecture designs with colour blocking, black and gray shading schemes and strategically done unusual embroidery. The collection was young and well made.

The label Pam & Arch London too had a nice line-up of dresses, wrap dresses in various prints and motifs including birds, ripple, sunrise, origami rabbit and spider web.

Arjun’s line-up of contemporary womenswear was another highlight in the afternoon. Textures and cuts complimented each other and his creations were creative yet wearable.

Yet another appealing lineup came from Purvi Doshi. Her collection was contemporary and colourful — purple organza embroidered jacket, tussar pants with embroidery, sherwanis, saris made with half tussar and half organza, were innovatively done.

Babita Malkhani too made an attempt to percolate her industrial theme down to her creations but surely could have done in a much better fashion. In her collection, screws, nuts and bolts were seen as embellishments. Drashta reestablished herself as a reliable designer for style and comfort.

A beautiful collection comprising a variety of Indian wear was on offering when Neeta Lulla presented her creations on the runway. Embroidery was aesthetical and controlled and the ensembles were apt for any traditional function as well as a fancy evenings.

First Published: Aug 22, 2011 15:15 IST