Giving wings to couture

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Giving wings to couture


It was an event that all fashionistas were waiting for. The two-day long Chivas Studio 2009 had a blend of everything — art, mixology, fashion and music. The fashion show on day one of the event had models walking down the ramp wearing the designs of two popular fashion designers — Wendell Rodricks and Surily Goel.

Surily was the first one to showcase her designs, which involved varied colours. As the beats of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ were played in the background, the first few models walked down the ramp. Then to the tunes of classics like Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, Madonna’s ‘Like A Prayer’ and Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’, the models strutted down the ramp in hues of gold, purple, pink and blue to name a few.

The City’s socialites played the encouraging spectators as supermodels from Mumbai like Carol Gracias, Indrani Dasgupta, Nina Manuel, Candice Pinto, Shamita Singha and Pia Trivedi catwalked. One could hear the cheers growing louder as Carol even blew a kiss to a popular socliate as she walked the ramp.

Next was Wendell’s collection titled ‘On A Wing’, consisting of designs inspired from birds. “I have used a lot of wings and feathers, and have completely ignored the wearability factor in this collection,” Wendell had told Metrolife prior to the show. And he turned out to be right, as models walked the ramp in white dresses of different designs with paper crowns shining on their heads.

While most clothes did not fall into the ready-to-wear category, few of the white dresses did look ideal for evening wear. One of the dresses even showcased the designer at his creative best as origami patterns were stuck to it, while one seemed like a jacket made of nothing but plain white cardboard.

However, the last design of the evening stunned every one as a model showcased a white dress with a white, glittering scarf over her head just like Lady Gaga. The thread-like, glittery material that shone in the dim lights did manage to catch the fancy of everyone present.

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