Some more Morocco on the ramp!
Hotelier Preeti Paul is the not the only one in the city floored by Moroccan charm it appears. Ashima and Leena Singh?s collection at the Lakme India Fashion Week has been inspired by Egypt, Morocco, Turkey and medieval Europe.
Hotelier Preeti Paul is the not the only one in the city floored by Moroccan charm it appears. Ashima and Leena Singh’s collection at the Lakme India Fashion Week has been inspired by Egypt, Morocco, Turkey and medieval Europe.
Interestingly, even Ranna Gill’s collection had Morrocan inspirations.
The designers would like to call it a diffusion line with five sub collections. "I have used minute detailing drawn from the cultural content of these countries and given it fashionable and wearable silhouettes," announces Ashima, the creative person behind the collection. Leena handles the marketing aspects of the business.
"You will see Turkish motifs, stone encrusted and embroidered kaftan-like tops with draw-string pants. They are very comfortable and wearable," adds Ashima. "Moving beyond the flower power look that has been on the ramp for quite some time, we were looking for something different. It was only natural that we were drawn to Egyptian and Moroccan inspirations," she avers.
The designer duo has focussed on tops that look like kaftans with Turkish and Egyptian designs. "I have also created a trench coat inspired by the famous Ottoman robes, which can be worn easily at formal as well as informal occasions,"
Their collection combines silk tweeds, antique prints, velvets and satins with stones and jewelled motifs. The colours used are vintage browns, olive, burgundy, rust, gold and black. Fur collared tops are teamed with wrap skirts and narrow pants.
As for global trends, Ashima points out that short and long skirts are hot this season. "Like everywhere else in the world, the fashion week brings forth new trends and colours. I am happy to use vibrant colours to create a collection that I feel will do well this season," she announces. Brace up for some more Morocco.
Watch out for!
Moroccan and Turkish motifs
Kaftan-like tops with stone embellishments
Red, vintage brown, turquoise blue and warm yellow in the colour palette