Finesse on the ramp

Finesse on the ramp

Incredible Mix

Creative: The collection 'Panic' by Rachel Alexander. DH photo

The fashion show presented the works of 42 fashion designers with each one doing a marvellous job.

The show started with Vivek Singh’s collection, ‘Lumberjack in Rajasthan’. The look was very bohemian and nomadic. Mismatched colours were put together in a way that looked stylish yet ethnic. The collection saw denims as well as embroidery from Rajasthan which were used together. It had a lot of three-fourths, jackets, flared tops accessorised with belts and boots.  The next collection was from Nidhi Poonja called Sahasra. The clothes were elegant and had simple designs. The colours which ruled the traditional collection were orange and red with a lot of gold embroidery work.

Geetanjali Prasad’s ‘Monument of Life’ took the audience to another era, with the models carrying hookas’. The collection was ruled by off-white, silver and gold. The salwar kameez was teamed with jackets and heavy jewellery giving the clothes an ornate look.

African culture came next with Jayshree Dhauria’s ‘African Divine’. Taking inspiration from the African women, the collection had earthy colours like yellow, blue, orange, red and brown. But the models had a very regal look to them which came from the material used as well as accessories like beads and belts. All the models wore headgears giving the collection an ethnic feel.

Rachel Alexander’s collection ‘Panic’ was a u-turn from the ethnic collections. Smart and sassy, the clothes were Western formals teamed with jackets. The clothes were mostly in grey, white and black but were given a slight twist with the use of red accessories.

A collection, which received a lot of applause from the audience, was Syed Salamat Ali’s ‘Scattered Beads Super Human’. The men’s collection had a 1930s’ feel to it. The clothes were formals but with slight variations and had the ‘Mad Scientist’ theme.

Priyanka Singh’s ‘Passport to India’ was full of contemporary designs but with
Indian embroidery. The idea was to show clothes which are worn by foreigners when they visit India. The show was attended by people from the fashion industry as well as students and was enjoyed by everyone.