I am back again with more jewels from an emerging fashion scene not so known in this part of the world. Dear readers the review of Lakme India Fashion Week continues with Lina Tipnis, the only Indian designer to have designed for Queen Rania of Jordon and in this collection she brought alive the mind boggling treasures of the Topkapi palace, the swirling Turkish dervishes, the beautiful blue Iznik tiles and the 14th century Grand Bazaar of the magical city of Istanbul. She used the neutral palette as a base and used the Trompe L'Oeil method as well as various semi precious stones to give the collection its due glamour.
Malini Ramani’s vibrant sparkling clothes are all set to be seen on jet set cocktail circuits in urban style capitals across the world. Known for her vibrant creations and love goddess look, Malini’s clothes brought together the beauty of East and West culminating in a hippie-chic look with a dash of Bollywood glamour all presented in the form of the wardrobe of a citizen of the world. In other words, in a perfect world this is my wardrobe.
Neelanjan Ghosh is known more for his creation of characters rather than clothes. His garments tell a story and the wearer almost magically gets transformed into an enchanted character. In this particular collection he was inspired by the colonial past of Kolkata and the present modern vibe of the city weaving it all into a collection called “Babu, Bibi Aar Keta”. His collection clearly screamed military but in a soft, Indian way.
British Vogue Editor Dolly Jones summed up a recent collection of Payal Singhal saying “Gorgeous dresses for dressing up in downtown New York with just enough of the genuine Indian magic that designers all over the world try to recreate.” Her trademark is easy to care and easy to wear but still red carpet chic clothes for the high power, jet setter fashionista. Keeping to a neutral colour palette of ecru and sand; Payal had dramatic crystal encrusted pieces for a touch of striking glamour.
It was a love story of a different kind between a sailor and his sweetheart that Rimi Nayak showed on the ramp called Azure Amour. Starting with the Fatal Attraction look inspired by the sea farer’s uniforms with structured silhouette with drapes and some deconstruction, Rimi moved to Endless Wait, which had elegant Grecian drapes for dresses. It was a refreshingly brilliant way to explore the ever so charming nautical theme, in a whole new light, i.e by staying 100% true to the classic sailor uniform.
Photo courtesy: Lakme India Fashion Week websiteI have 3 more designers to feature and they truly deserve their spot in the finale of this review series of Lakme India Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2010.