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Deepika's timeless journey

Blues and aqua dominate the designer's show at IFW, writes Sidhi Chadha.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 17:30 IST

No human is perfect. Contradictions exist in each one of us. These were the thoughts behind Deepika Govind’s collection at the India Fashion Week in New Delhi. Very dramatic in outlook, the designer unfolded each layer through her creations.

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EARTHY HUES
'Parchment Blues' is how the designer prefers to coin her line. The show began on a serene note with silhouettes in earthy tones. Models sashayed (read flowed) on ramp as travelers, on the sound of moving water and wind.

One saw suede jackets, draped skirts, and shirts extending till knees – all in nude shades. The composed environment added to the laid back mood. Also, constructed jackets with drapey bottomwear, fluid tops and countable dresses formed the range.

Rate-o-metre

Wearability: 5

Buzz: 5

Drama: 7

Late by 15 minutes

Spotted: Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Puneet (Satya Paul)

The designer integrated interesting fabrics like tea-stained silks, satin, lycra, crinkled chiffon and coarse silk.

AQUA MARINE
Second half of the show struck the aqua note. Myriad hues of blue in all shades were seen ranging from navy blue to shimmer shades of marine green to powder blue. The designer incorporated a 34-colour line in her range.

Men walked the ramp wearing chic pants and blazers in metallic blue and grey paired over coarse silk shirts that had pleats in the front. Men’s wear could be easily categorised as club wear. Fine threadwork embroidery was embossed on some of the separates.

Female separated included short shrugs in wool, suede jackets, princess dresses and fluid skirts.

Verdict: A decent, wearable collection especially the men's line.