Lady Gaga inspires fashion week

Lady Gaga inspires fashion week

The edgy, outrageous style of pop sensation Lady Gaga set the tune for designer Raakesh Agarwal’s collection at the ongoing Wills India Fashion Week here.

“I love Lady Gaga and her style. She has a unique style and no one can emulate it. She knows how to make wacky look good. My collection is more wearable.

Not daring

“There are women who want to dress up like Gaga but don’t dare to. This collection is for them,” Agarwal said.

His fall-winter collection consisted of gold metal bustiers, pants and jackets made of faux leather, fur shrugs and jumpsuits.

“I have also been inspired by the architecture of India like the Taj Mahal as well as the other south and central Asian countries like the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. I have used brass to make the bustiers.

“The brass had to be heated and then moulded. But in the end all the hard work paid off. I used faux leather, a lot of velvet, wool and satin,” he said.

The show started with a performance by singer Anushka Manchanda.