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Glamorous Dhaka in sombre mood

From a designer whose colour palette is so often vibrant we saw a much more subdued mood, with colours ranging from white (OK, with flashes of orange), to greys, indigos, blacks and taupes.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2003 23:12 IST
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From a designer whose colour palette is so often vibrant we saw a much more subdued mood, with colours ranging from white (OK, with flashes of orange), to greys, indigos, blacks and taupes. Naturally, from glamorous Dhaka there were gold and silver sparkles scattered around, but in general, her usual exuberance was toned down.

Her western silhouettes were created from a variety of modern fabrics including lycra, for a body hugging line, georgette, and panné velvet.

There were lots of Indian touches to be seen, like chikan, mirrorwork, leheriya, tribal embroidery (one of the only flashes of bright colour), ikat prints, gota and beadwork. Crochet and patchwork, which have been so popular this season were featured, too.

Skirt lengths were short, often with the flippy asymmetric hemlines that Anita Dongre did so well. Trousers were slim line flares, and as has been huge all through the week, lots of ruching.

A collection that will no doubt be commercially very successful.

First Published: Jul 24, 2003 21:47 IST