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Ritu Kumar spreads summer elegance

Light and crisp ensembles in georgettes and chiffons are some of the summer designs from the designer's stable.

india Updated: Jun 08, 2006 18:23 IST

Summer fashion is all about comfort and elegance for designer Ritu Kumar who has on offer a whole range of light and crisp ensembles in cool voiles, georgettes and chiffons to beat the heat.

"Summer invites the feeling of looking cool with a touch of elegance," said Kumar at her newly opened store in south Delhi's high-end Crescent Mall.

"Designing for summer calls for adapting to higher temperatures. I prefer to use voiles and georgettes and chiffons so that the skin is able to breathe," Kumar told IANS.

 Ritu Kumar: On a summer roll

Kumar's collection offers bridal as well as light evening and formal wear that any women can wear and flaunt.

The trends show that the hourglass silhouette has returned, with glamorous graphics and florals to emphasise that ultra bohemian chic and for those women who prefer soothing femininity to lusty seduction, Kumar offers much to celebrate this summer.

There are tops embroidered as fitted bodices for full, hip-concealing skirts ideal for teenage curvaceous figures as well as intricately embroidered tops in soft shades of white, ivory, sage green and an amorphous apricot, all yours for just Rs1,500-1,800 a piece.

Indeed the summer sizzle has been a key inspiration for designers this summer. And for Kumar, considered the high priestess of Indian fashion, the inspiration begins with cool malmals, voiles and georgettes embroidered in the mood of morning and evening wear.

Body huggers in soft crepe and georgette materials include red, hot pink, turquoise and white - some are more embellished sequined huggers with scooped necklines.

First Published: Jun 07, 2006 17:49 IST