Victorian edge to Namrata?s outfits

Though she may be yet learning the tricks of the trade, Namrata?s designs were impressive

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 17:36 IST

Chic, super cool and sensuous are few words that describe Namrata Joshipura’s autumn winter 2006 collection at the India Fashion Week in New Delhi.

While most designers take inspiration for their collections from anything and everything, Joshipura is “Not inspired by any place or theme. I just make what I feel like”.

The designer, who believes in keeping a low profile, displayed outfits that saw whole lot of boob tubes, cigarette pants, strappy one-piece outfits in empire cut that seemed decent for a 24-hour look.

Models looked stylish in sultry little outfits that had high slits and frills that added to the seductiveness, double pleated A-symmetrical skirts, swollen bustiers, trench coats with upturned collars in thick hand embroidery.

The look and feel of the collection had a slant of Victorian to it. Fabrics used were chiffons, georgettes, lycra, velvet, linen and nets. Colour palette comprised of very subdued tones: beige, whites, blue, nudes and purple.

Overall a decent show for a designer, who is still learning the tricks of the trade.

First Published: Apr 05, 2006 22:40 IST