Titled “Paradox of lotus sutra”, Bangalore based designer Ajay Kumar’s S/R 2016 bright summery collection was all about floro-geometric prints and more prints mixed with bright patterns. With lotus motif as the protagonist of the collection, and with a hint of geometric illusion, the designer offered bold pieces ranging from smart blazers and fitted trousers to tunic shirts.
Titled “Indica Emporia”, the collection explored the possibilities of 20 iconic Indian garments to see how they could be converted into contemporary modern wearable pieces. In other words Wendell Rodricks created a fusion of twenty Indian costumes – for example a modest garment like ‘dhoti’ was converted into a ‘dhoti jumpsuit’ with a sari.
|Titled ‘Sangamar-mar’, the collection captured the intricate beauty of the almost extinct craft of prachin kari - a technique of marble inlay art and carving. Ivory hand cut embroidery, geometric jali work, abstract floral motifs and precious stone textures on the fabrics beautifully justified the essence of the collection.|
Gen-Next designer Aqdus Saleem unveils her collection -The Modest Chapter during the Lakme Fashion Week this season. Her collection embraces two dynamic elements: Islamic ethnic wear and contemporary fashion trends to create a fusion that projects the best of both. The eternal appeal thus created has no geographical boundaries but exudes an international appeal.
The theme "Marionette" (French word for Puppet) narrates the journey of a woman who unshackles from a life of obligation and oppression. In this process of liberation, she begins a journey to authentically express her true self without the fear of judgement or acceptance. Hence, she ceases to be a puppet in someone else’s hand and becomes the master of her own free will and destiny.
Designer Amit Aggarwal will unveils his latest collection title 'Magma’ at the Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 on Friday, April 1, 2016 7.30 PM at St. Regis, Mumbai. The collection absorbs form, enveloped within the earth’s surface, gathering light within itself. Amit Aggarwal’s interpretation of ‘Magma’ is based on color, surface and form.
The worlds of fashion and art often intersect and intermingle, and designers are continually absorbing and assimilating inspirations from path-breaking new artists. African artist Eddy Iluanga Kamuanga is one such artist who creates large scale paintings that are bold, political and graphic. One of his striking works on view at the Saatchi Art Gallery stayed with Urvashi who was visiting London at the time. Featuring a woman in a red headscarf with her back turned to the viewer, it was a powerful image representing the upheavals and challenges of our times.
For her latest collection Karishma Shahani takes inspiration from age old Indian Pahari miniature paintings. Famed for their brilliance of color and minute decorative details this form of storytelling conveys tales of mortals, Gods and nature alike. The paintings showcase ornate translucent fabric clad subjects amidst backdrops of nature. The patterned decorative flowers and their romanticized rendering are reminiscent of enchanted gardens laden with tropical flowers and extraordinary creatures weaving stories of love and mysticism in their midst.
Titled, ‘REPTONIC’, designer Asa Kazingmei’s upcoming collection is all about a magical perception about everything we see around us. Those little unnoticed details of a landscape that when put together, paints the whole picture. There are things that are right in front of our eyes but we choose to overlook them. 'REPNOTIC' is all about those tiny details that add to all the grandeur.