Designers unveil ‘Monsoon Magic’ collection

August 12th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 12(IANS) Very aptly titled “Monsoon Magic”, this collection has it all - garments, bags, accessories. Nine designers, among them well-known names like Kavita Bhartia and Sabina Singh, have put together this vibrant collection that was previewed here Tuesday. “This collection is exclusively meant for festivities like Raksha Bandhan that is just around the corner,” Bhartia said at the preview at the Ogaan outlet at Chanakyapuri.

Bhartia has blended Indian tradition with international trends to create a global look, while Singh has created a funky yet traditional collection for her “Horn Ok” collection.

Singh’s digitally inspired collection has chiffon tunics and crepe saris with computerized digital prints on them. The collection is a perfect blend of gota work, woollen embroidery and leather belts and makes use of different sequins like glass beads, wooden beads and metal.

The Raksha Bandhan collection also has colourful dresses, tunics and saris that capture the mood of festivities completely.

“I have played a lot with colours in my collection as it’s all about looking beautiful and bright this Raksha Bandhan,” Singh said.

Designer Shibani Malhotra’s “Citrus” label sees a lot of embellishments in saris and the predominant use of colours like brown and black.

In the accessories segment, designer Jyoti Jain’s “J2″ label has a funky collection of bangles and elegant purses in a fusion of the traditional and the contemporary to cater for every occasion.

The jewellery segment saw designers like Monica Gulati, Ritika Sachdev and Divya Chug using gold plated silver for an array of bangles, necklaces, rings and bracelets.

“With Indian attire, silver restricts you in terms of colour combinations. Women prefer gold because it goes well with any traditional attire. Gold plated silver jewellery is the apt solution for this,” Chug said.

“Gold is expensive and gold plated silver ornaments replace it beautifully without pinching your pocket,” she added.

Mango leaves are considered to be auspicious and have inspired Monica Gulati’s collection.

“I have used mango leaves as my theme and every accessory has a mango leaf design in it,” Gulati said.

“As an accessory designer, I have to keep in mind the apparel collections and work out my accessories accordingly. In this way, both go hand in hand,” she added.

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