Designer mirrors dismal realities of metropolis life

March 19th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Sombre shades of city life were reflected in designer Nitin Bal Chauhan’’s collection for the Autumn/Winter”09 collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.
Infused with drama, the designer put together a show, which had shades of dark and explored the grim realities of the urban lifestyle at the much awaited five-day fashion extravaganza, which kick started here on Wednesday.
Aptly titled ”Conditions Apply Part II”, the collection in hues of grey and tinge of light black, lived up to the theme and brought to life successfully the nine stories of vanity, deliverance, teen suicide, mediocrity, accidents, urbanisation, senior citizens, sealing and divorce which centre round the lives of most of the metropolitan people.
Dresses, jackets, suits, skirts, pants and coats in woollen fabrics brought to platform the conditions that applied to those living in an urban set up.
“My creation is inspired by people around that I see leading different kinds of life and different kind of dilemmas. The cuts were very clean. It was lot of experiment with fluidity and structure. The palette is quite dark. There is lot of darkness around, which is the flip side of urban life which is being portrayed in this collection,” said Chauhan.
If the phobias of urban life inspired one designer, the story of silk formed the theme of designer Samant Chauhan’’s collection.
Inspired by the Bhagalpur silk, Chauhan saluted the weavers who use the threads to weave together a beautiful body of fabric.
A colour palette of shades of beige brought about a rustic and rich feel to the garments.
Skimpy and slim tunics, coats almost vintage in appeal, frocks, jackets and trousers both for men and women in simple silhouettes brought forth the beauty of silk in various forms.
With 102 designers and around 175 buyers, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week is the country’’s premiere fashion extravaganza, which brings together the business of fashion and expert designers as well as connoisseurs of lifestyle on a common platform.
This gala event will culminate on March 23. (ANI)

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