Bahl’s dynamism meets Kumar’s orientalism at fashion week

March 14th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Designer Varun Bahl’s line at the ongoing fashion week attempted to highlight the current dynamism of the country, while in Ritu Kumar’s collection, the ultra new age was fused with orientalism - underlining different facets of India. A white backdrop, adorned with a carving of a rose, set the perfect ambience for models to sashay down the ramp, clad in rose-inspired outfits by Bahl for his collection titled “India 2008″ at the Wills lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Thursday evening.

With classic English songs like “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees as the background score, the show was aimed at communicating the dynamism that exists in India today.

The colour palette was resplendent with shades of black, grey, olive green, copper, brown, blue, red and maroon.

Eclectic fabrics like cashmere, silk, duchess satin, georgette, corduroy, net, velvet and brocade were put together to create coats, tops, dresses and trousers for men and women.

The line highlighted the extensive use of fur, gota, tassels, tie-ups and rose patterns, with embroidery mostly done on velvet. Digital prints were also used on dresses, apart from fur appliqu

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