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Varun's quest for unknown

Madness, anger, frustration, aggression?designer Varun Bahl?s show kicked off on a deafening sound of music at the IFW.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 17:01 IST

Madness, anger, frustration, aggression—designer Varun Bahl’s show kicked off on a deafening sound of music on day 3 of the fashion week in New Delhi.

Models walked the ramp in the designer’s creations that had ‘abnormal’ cuts and frills. Flappy tops and dresses brought out the abnormality in the thought process.

So, why did Bahl choose such a theme? Did some personal experience inspire him in doing so?

He explains the reason: "I think all of us have multiple disorders at the end of the day; whether we admit it or not. We are good, bad, best and ugly at different times.

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Curio: 6.5

Wear-ability: 5

Curio: 5.5

Creativity: 8

Drama: 7

"And I wanted to convey this message through my line that we should be what we are and not pretend to be someone else. We don’t have to prove anything to anyone. Living life is itself an achievement,” explains the Delhi based designer.

The line consisted of juicy dresses and mermaid skirts in net and satin. Embroidered jackets in different motif and colours and sitara worked skirts, shirts and boat neck tops.

Models walked on ramp wearing leather gold masks bringing out the dual faced trait among humans. Floral sequined wrap around kilts and round and boat neck tops looked serene.

Pinks, crèmes, grays, dull and bottle greens, peach pretty formed the colour palette. And fabrics used were nets, satins, cottons, silks.

Varun’s line had an exquisite range of irreversible jackets that had neat pattern on the inside. Over coats and long and short skirts with sequins and embroidery looked exotic.

The whole idea behind the line was disorderly yet provoking and to an average extent wearable. To add wit to the show, that was exhilarating and exhausting, the designer provided a stress buster pill to the audience!

And what more, he didn’t conclude his line as the last model came up wearing
a T-shirt that read "To be continued…"

Varun has an answer to this: "This year’s show was a sequel to the last year’s line and next year too, my range will be an extension of this line," he sums it up.

First Published: Apr 08, 2006 15:34 IST