March 18, 2013 2:25:13 am
The traveller obsessed with vintage compasses,maps,stars and unknown places is the protagonist of Rimzim Dadus autumn-winter range. She hums Sail by American electronic rock band Awolnation as she gazes at stars and weaves stories. This romanticism doesnt take Dadu away from her obsession with metal and these are present in plenty. Models sashay down the runway in metallic shirts with map prints,long dresses with gold stars,shirts with sailor knots,leather shorts,printed arrows on pants and capes with ship prints.
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Roses and ferns,trees and bamboos exude a sense of peace in the designer duos collection titled In Silence. The two have used wintery fabrics such as wool,silk,organza and crepe in colours such as icy blue,mint,teal,grey,black,white and red. Japanese beading,applique and cutwork on a range of silhouettes dot collection. There are gowns,long jackets,trousers,maxis,asymmetric skirts and shirts with sheer details form the range.
While growing up,Sanchita Ajjampur would immerse herself in the animal fables of the Panchatantra and her autumn-winter collection draws from that memory. Sheath dresses,tapered pants and waist-cinched jackets among others for women; and slim pants,millitary caps and shirts for men form the range. What set our hearts aflutter were the hand-embroidered animal motifs on dresses and the boots. Not to forget the feathers on sleeves that gave the range the Panchatantra punk rock feel.
Boots. This is all we chant as models walk the ramp in Pia Pauros nomadic autumn-winter collection titled Mountain Chic. Knee and ankle-length printed boots are the clear showstoppers . Pauro uses Central Asian fabrics such as silk,crepe and voile to create jumpsuits,jackets,skirts,long coats,churidars,anarkalis and doll dresses. Printed knee-length boots are paired with anarkalis instead of a salwar or a churidar and the last five gold ensembles shout Party. Unfortunately,the oafish,tasseled bags take some of the charm away from the range.
Building blocks have kept many a toddler occupied for hours. Its when these no longer hold our attention that we know the age of innocence is over and we have grown up. Anand Bhushans collection is about this loss. The Lego blocks are everywhere on the neckline,the belt,dresses,capes and anti-fit dresses. The colour palette is dark charcoal,black and grey and we are not surprised. Zippers and broderie embroidery on jackets and dresses were interesting add-ons.
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