Right on cue: Punk glamour in fabrics
After finding success with H20 shirts, designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna have decided to woo the buyers this time at LIFW with their women's wear label Cue.india Updated: Jul 17, 2003 17:30 IST
After finding success with H20 shirts, designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna have decided to woo the buyers this time at LIFW with their women's wear label Cue. And after experimenting with the ultra feminine look last year this time its back to the flirty, fitted look that gets you automatically noticed. "This year it's back to the grunge, bold look that is all about detailing from its buckles, zips to unwanted pockets, combined with interesting stitching details," says Gandhi.
From newly developed fabrics, cartoon characters (nothing even close to a Powerpuff girl, just in case you were wondering) to mixing the rough with the soft, the Cue duo have done it all. "We've our own retro prints, but what is worth noting is that there is a common thread that runs among the entire 60-piece collection. Whether it's the Jodhpur styled cargo pants or the asymmetrical skirts, it has a lot of surface ornamentation," says Khanna.
Satin is teamed up with leather, suede with leather, in pink, forest green to dirty browns, and oversized skirts are matched perfectly with corset tops. "The idea was to make it totally pret so everything we are showcasing is between Rs 1,000-Rs 10,000. Even though it's a Cue show we have a sprinkling of H20 shirts with quilted and cutwork on leather. But the whole look is very 70s, with polka dots, stripes and you can say-punk glamorous," informs Gandhi.
Gandhi might be a firm believer in traditions but he's not averse to change. With Radhika Chanana's Ice accessories, the Cue collection looks perfect. Later in the year Gandhi and Khanna intend to start this line (which they are showing at the LIFW) in the Capital this year. "The entire line is futuristic yet has elements from the past. We've used plunging necklines which gives enough room for a lot of flaunting those shapely legs, yet at the same time it is Indian in terms of motifs. We've deliberately stayed away from the Oriental Kimono this time ," adds Khanna.
First Published: Jul 17, 2003 17:30 IST