|1. DRVV 2. Huemn 3. Sneha Arora 4. Sougat Paul|
DHRUV KAPUR’S MONOCHROMATIC COLLECTION HAD MINIMAL STYLISH ELEGANCE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2014
Dhruv Kapur’s label DRVV for his collection reflected duplicity and duality in monochromes at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. With clever construction as his base, the designer played with unconventional detailing like double waistbands and lapels along with detachable sleeves.
Adding some more interesting design elements, Dhruv brought in “2 Faced” garments like the coat back jumpsuit, skirt back trousers and trail dress jumpsuit. To match the theme and mood of the ensembles, the fabrics he opted for, started with double sided crêpe, georgette, cotton sateen, organza, silk flat chiffon and twill but stayed away from dazzling embroidery and bright colours. Dhruv played with black, white, grey, silver-grey and beige for a stylishly simplistic collection which had a great story to tell.
The contrast French cuff and built in bow shirt in poplin, the multi way jacket that could be a bomber or a tuxedo and the coat dress with trail were part of a crisply edited line of 12 garments.
Zips, buttons, piping and contrast patches added to the fashion quotient for a very Zen like look that created a striking fashion statement for Dhruv Kapur’s collection.
PRANAV MISHRA AND SHYMA SHETTY BROUGHT NEO LUXE PRÉT ON THE CATWALK AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2014
It was pure luxury with comfort when Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty presented their collection for Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 under the “Huemn” label.
Influenced heavily by sportswear, the creations had a breezy fresh energetic young upscaled look. Sporty silhouettes were evident along with graphic creative wordplay and luxe shimmering handwork. Colours that created a fun element were, bright yellow and red along with pastel blue, mint, beige, and ended with black. Keeping the theme intact, plush silk, linen, Lurex and Lycra were the apt fabric choices.
Silky sweatshirts were a great complement for sequinned pencil skirts while trendy varsity Tees were given a stylish twist. Jackets were sharply cut but glittered with stripes to keep the theme intact. Sporty broad stripes and giant numerical motifs added to the very fun collection which was at the same time quite right for elegant evenings.
Ending the show was a black sari with sequinned pallav emblazoned with a huge number “8” Pranav and Shyma didn’t let the active wear theme move away from the creations.
For the lover of the great outdoors, Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty dreamt up an offering for the latest season that had all the practical as well as elegant stylish touches.
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES INSPIRED SOUGAT PAUL’S VERY UNIQUE COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2014
Memories of the past traced back to his childhood, inspired Sougat Paul’s collection called “Vintage Sewing Box” at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. Small items from his grandmother’s sewing box like buttons, hooks, threads, needles and scissors encouraged Sougat to move into creating day wear with a marked sporty look. With fabrics like herringbone, lightweight silk, twill, textured georgette and crêpe, Sougat opted for colours that swayed from cerise, red, bronze and bluish emerald to stark black and white.
The detailing was rather unconventional as embellishments were the zippers that made striking additions. Digital prints played a major role as geometric and floral motifs in multi colours and fabrics were teamed with solids to highlight the garments. While the silhouette was basic, it was the pleating and draping that added drama to the garments. Beaded tassels appeared for colour blocked pre-stitched saris while fluid patio pants were easy on the eye. The final three beaded beauties – black chiffon maxi, red jacket with georgette skirt and the dusty green gown with 3D embellishments were ideal Red Carpet entries.
For a nostalgic fashion journey Sougat Paul’s “Vintage Sewing Box” collection was the perfect tailored offering from dawn to dusk.
SNEHA ARORA’S COLLECTION OF IMPERFECTIONS AND STYLE CREATED DRAMA ON THE RAMP AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2014
Sneha Arora’s collections have always been visually arresting but at the same time totally ready-to-wear. Last season it was the martial look of her line called “A Soldier’s Story” that received rave reviews. This season Sneha created a collection of imperfections at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. Defects in fashion were highlighted while perfection was given a back seat.
Calling her presentation “Leak”, Sneha went from hues like dirty ivory, patchy beige and leaking indigo along with dusty brown to stay true to the title.
Asymmetric prints were once again blotchy, while leaking plackets and collars were in miss dent dobbies and cotton voiles. Summer dresses too revealed leaking details in cotton satins and hand-woven silks. Bottom wear comprised displaced cropped trousers and culottes, which were teamed with deconstructed blazers with dripping lining that gave an unconventional relaxed silhouette to the garments.
Pleating gave the dresses, trousers and jackets a slightly feminine touch; while the clever layering of different garments offered a mix and match option to the wearer.
Aimed at the very fashion conscious woman, Sneha Arora was confident that her collection called “Leak” will play a major role in the wardrobes with its creative imperfections.