After the colourful second day, Day 3 promised to bring in more style and newer designs.
Do we have another Sabhyasachi Mukherjee in making??? Joy Mitra has got a lot of ‘Joy’ as I would put in my words to the fashion week with his creative collection ‘Ode to Lord Krishna’.Fabrics like brocade, cotton, crepe, net, satin and chiffon had highlights of block prints, gotta, sequin work…………The very wearable collection had beautiful fusion of colour and fabric plus were styled very well. Koena Mitra was a ‘Vision’ as she walked down the ramp dressed like ‘Radha’ looked ‘Oh-so-Fabulous’ wearing the Red Brocade Lehenga. Joy Mitra’s collection consisted of skirts, saree, jacket, kurti, stole and pants in colours like fiery reds, tangy orange, chilly green, midnight black. My say for this collection: Very well done clothes, will be a sell-out, I think Joy’s forte is in Indianwear especially after looking at the Lehenga designed for Koena Mitra.
Preeti Chandra’s winter collection had a color palette of grey, burgundy, chocolate-brown, black with a pop of colour like pink and orange was simply an eye-catching piece. Loveeddd the short dresses which were very trendy yet had an air of sophistication to them. The collection had short dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, coat and evening gown styled with faux fur leotads. I liked the styling of the clothes but the head-piece could have been avoided. The Embroidery was delicate with touch of smocking, dabka work and stone work in some outfits. My verdict on this collection : Very contemporary, Simplicity at it’s best plus I always favour wearable clothes.
Tanvi presented her collection which had a kinda retro look to it yet I must say the designs of the clothes were pretty new. There were outfits which had diamond shape fabric cut outs on the hemlines of the dress and stoles………….these new ideas were very creative. The prints with the change of colour at the end was very eye-catching since that got the attention to the work done on the hemlines. Indian embroidery on the stoles, short dresses and kurtis were worth an applaud since its subtle look it gave to a western garment. I love the fact that Indian designers are getting in touch with their roots to give a western attire completely a new appearance. My Say on Tanvi : The lady has got loads of talent and thinks out of the box. Will be eager to see more from her in future fashion weeks.
Touch of metallic tones were a very prominent feature of Vineet’s new collection be it in the fabric or in the sequin work on the silhouette. But somewhere the look just did not match up………….when looking at an outfit which has check shirt and a metallic finish jacket over it, I found it a hotch-potch since one could not concentrate on an individual piece. The fusion of Indian and western somehow did not give the desired effect…………….the outfits seemed too plain, fit was not that good plus it had no proper finishing touch to it. There was nothing new w.r.t design and pattern of the clothes. I could not find a signature look with which I could associate Vineet Bahl’s name to his collection. Better luck next time around Mr. Bahl………
Rocky S had kept Indian Weddings in Mind while designing this collection which had Lehengas, Chudidhar-kurta, Saree, Sherwani & Pathani for men. I felt this collection was much better than what he had displayed at Lakme India Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010 held earlier this month in Mumbai. The colours were darker,bolder and richer tones combined with loads of detail work in each outfit. The clothes were wearable as well as glamorous, must say that Rocky S creates better outfits in darker colours. The only thing that I hated were the Anarkali style fused with Western short dress and worn with Chudidhar look leggings. Seems like Rocky S tried to create something new out of this fusion but it did not go down that well with me. There was no elegance in that look and felt it looked very trashy. The showstopper were Esha Deol along with momma Hema Malini where Esha was dressed in a rich red & green Lehenga + strappy choli looking pretty, Hema Malini looked as radiant as ever in a maroon & green Saree……………If I ever think of the word ‘elegance’ Hema Malini tops the list………..good to see the lovely mother-daughter together on the ramp. My verdict on Rocky S collection : Adore the Indian wear which is fit for those winter weddings.
Pashma displayed winter wear collection made from fabrics like cashmere and silk but the clothes were quite stylish. The models looked classy in knitwear tops, sweaters, stoles, dresses, sweaters……………..everything a woman needs for winter. Thank god Pashma choose experiment with loads of colour for her collection rather than go for those awful dull colours. Very wearable collection……………..loved the tint of aquamarine blue in the outfit. My say on Pashma: Keep experimenting with more colours for winterwear………….we do need more designers to concentrate on branded winterwear clothes that are stylish and not bulky.