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Sirens at coffee house

Designers Shalini & Paras present Geisha Designs at the India Fashion Week in New Delhi.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 17:00 IST

On a warm afternoon in the 1920s, a dozen of smart sophisticated ladies head for a coffee corner in sweet, elegant dresses.

Well, this is no chapter from some fairy tale book, but in fact, it’s the idea behind Shalini & Paras’s collection 2006.

‘Mix fruit tart’, as they prefer to call their line, it contained flavours of the past that were surely brewed with passion.

The duo’s line was divided into three segments. Café Mocha, as the first part was called, consisted of knee-length velvet dresses, flare skirts with bias cuts, corsets and drapes.

Colours like rose pink and olive green made the line look very naughty yet girlish.


Wearability: 7

Buzz: 5

Late-o-metre: 10 minutes

The second line was Black Current and as the name suggests, the line was full of creations in black, gold and beige.

Black halter cutwork dresses, knee length balloon skirts and gota trousers looked social yet very glamorous.

After Ranna’s polka dotted dominated line, one could also trace some bits of polka dot creations in Paras Shalini’s line too.

The last part was The Mix Fruit Tart—an exquisitely feminine line. One could see a good combination of techniques here that included quilting, batiks and khari work (block printing) on the creations.

Boleros, capes, shorts shrug, multiple panel jackets, cowl neck dresses, V-neck tops completed this bit of the collection. Greens, strawberry pinks, kiwi greens formed the colour palette.

The ensembles were accompanied with velvet ball earrings and wedge sandals with cute little bows.

The classy collection is priced at Rs 9, 000 onwards and is quite high on wearablity as well as style.

First Published: Apr 09, 2006 13:47 IST