‘Fly me to the moon’, says Narendra Kumar through LFW show

August 19th, 2011 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) It was a rocking end to the second day of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011 as Narendra Kumar’s show opened to a live singing trio, which made the audience sway to the foot-tapping music of Frank Sinatra as the collection was inspired by the American singer’s chart topper “Fly me to the moon”.

“Men should have all the fun. Today men have money and style and they like dressing up. So this collection is for them,” Narendra Kumar told reporters after the show.

Actor Kabir Bedi was the showstopper for the show. He looked handsome in a white brocade tuxedo and mandarin collar pleated shirt as he strutted with utter confidence down the ramp to thunderous applause.

The show began with model Tamara Moss in a slinky suit who opened the all-male presentation featuring an army of dancing male models who tried some tricky steps on the ramp.

Bespoke suits had the tuxedo at the centre, with black tie chic heading the list. The collection revolved around rich shades of deep sapphire, wine, green, pale pink, midnight blue, neutrals and black.

Fabrics that the designer opted for were silks, velvet and brocades. These were teamed with Indian crafts comprising hand and machine embroidery, quilting, appliques and motifs from the Art Deco and Nouveau periods that appeared on the sleeves fronts and body of the jackets.

The silhouettes were lean as single and double-breasted jackets, with broad, narrow, peak and notched lapels made eye-catching entries.

The tuxedo lapels inspired by Japanese kimonos, moved to draped and cut away collar jackets ending with the cool smoking jacket.

Double and single breasted one and two button jackets looked great with an assortment of shawl, roll, collars some piped and with contrasting fabrics to highlight them.

Shirts were as stylish with mandarin collars or bows for stand up shirt collars and detailing like pin tucks and tiny pleats giving them a vintage touch.

At the end of the show, taking a bow, Narendra Kumar belted out in tune with the trio the title of his collection “Fly Me to the Moon” with Kabir Bedi bringing up the chorus.

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