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Soaking up style in India Resort Fashion Week

The ongoing India Resort Fashion Week in Goa brought back that relaxed, carefree, languid fashion back in vogue.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 11, 2011 01:06 IST
Hindustan Times

The India Resort Fashion Week, which is going on in Goa (December 7-11), has shown many spring summer resort trends. On day one, designer James Ferreira showcased a collection inspired by Africa. Models sashayed the runway in an array of colours like pink primrose, orange, leaf green, dust gold, electric blue, gold yellow and reds. Designer Aarti Vijay also showcased clothes that were easy on the eye.

On day two, designer Felix Bendish, who is known for his whacky accessories, displayed his collection — The Nest. He displayed head gears, brooches, bracelets, purses, bags, and necklaces in vibrant colours. What stood out in the collection was the lizard brooches. The next collection, by Ken Ferns, displayed ensembles that were layered with relaxed silhouettes and breezy styles.

The signature style was Kaftan-styled long garments. Divya Mohta’s collection, in a true resort feel, was inspired by flowers. Flowy and founcy fabrics like chiffons, silks, georgettes in loose kaftans were the highlight of the collection. Provogue showcased a comfortable line of clothing, consisting of striped tees paired with shorts.

Designer Anupama Dayal kept the resort mood intact in her collection called Sherbet, which saw some bright prints in fruity hues. So, one saw a line of fluid garments, comprising of loose kaftans in fabrics such as silks, chiffons, chanderis, dupion, and crepe de chines. Loose flowy robes worn over gold bikinis added some drama to the show.

The India Resort Fashion Week ended with designer Narendra Kumar’s show. Showing a tilt towards Japanese fashion, the designer showcased his Osonai collection. Osonai, in Japanese, means an ‘offering to God’. Kumar used an abundance of pastel hues such as mustard, peach and beige. The highlight of the show were cool and comfy jumpers worn by the models. Overall, the collections at the event managed to evoke the carefree and casual feel that resort wear is supposed to evoke.

First Published: Dec 10, 2011 20:11 IST