DESIGNER RIMI NAYAK DELVED INTO UNCHARTERED TERRITORY AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015.
Universally inspired, Rimi Nayak made travel around the globe more chic with her collection ‘Unchartered Land’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2015.
Cartography was the main idea reflected on the clothing line as the models strutted their stuff down the runway. Cartography, the art of making maps, is an age-old technique, which was represented in the collection graphically and through a plethora of interwoven webs like intricate surface embellishment techniques, that provided a base for the theme.
The print was exclusively designed with a Bengali typeface and designer Rimi Nayak developed the graphical artwork. The exclusive design pattern and characteristics were combined into bold colour palettes and geometrical shapes to give birth to an abstract collection of maps.
Classy silhouettes came alive in various hand-crafted techniques like batik, cutwork, thread-texturing and hand-embroidery. Long resort-wear dresses, draped jackets, summer tunics, trousers and tops along with flared gowns formed the necessities of the silhouettes. Fabrics like georgette, crépe, handloom cotton along with satin in shades of blue and green were prominently featured in the collection.
A spectacular drape that impressed was the sky blue suit dress that featured full sleeves and pockets. Apparel that stood out was the boldly coloured sari with a navy blue base and mottled pallav.
‘Unchartered Land’ by Rimi Nayak made clear yet again as to who runs the world? Girls!
KEN FERNS INDUCED A PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
One of India’s popular young designer, Ken Ferns took the awaiting audience on a journey of hallucinations, visions and broken memories with his collection, poetically called ‘The Eternal Sleep’.
Ken’s collection was a dream-like interpretation that radiated a psychotropic vibe through the course of the show. He conceptualised the flower, Poppy from colour to cut. Poppies have been used as a symbol of sleep, peace and even death through the ages. In ancient Greek and Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead and were placed on tombstones to symbolize eternal sleep.
Using a combination of flowing textured materials like luxurious crépe, georgette, organza and specially sourced and imported suiting fabrics, the designer breathed life into the flower like qualities of the collection.
Ken incorporated a monochromatic feel to his collection with tones like black, white, poppy red and blue. A particular garment that was interestingly constructed had the cut-out sweetheart corset conjoined with a pencil skirt and a sheer cropped jacket draped over it. Here was contemporary fashion at its best.
Indian television actor and host, Karan Tacker looked spectacular in a Ken Ferns creation as he ramp walked wearing a monochromatic suit with a crisp white shirt and embellished buttons.
Chic and contemporary, ‘The Eternal Sleep’ by Ken Ferns was ideal for any fashion conscious individual who wanted to make a statement that was unique.
SURYA SARKAR OPENED THE GATES TO ‘HEAVEN’S GARDEN’ AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015.
Designer Surya Sarkar tapped into the illusions of one’s mind with his latest collection ‘Heaven’s Garden’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2015.
Surya believed that heaven in reality is the imagination of an extreme illusion and made up differently for different people. His interpretation of heaven included tons of white and flowing garments symbolising a pureness that was unreal.
Graceful and poised, the collection was a symbol of hope and acceptance and gave an angel-like quality to the entire line. The garments had a timeless silhouette that flattered women and their bodies.
Colours included neutral tensions like ivory-white, offset with bold patterns that helped to ornate the look of the new collection. Giving the garments a finishing touch, were natural beauty elements like flowers, leaves, birds and lions which gave a 3D outlook on the whole.
A white artistically structured playsuit with 3D motifs was a sight to behold on the platform along with a Chinese collared sleeveless fishtailed gown with an exceptionally long trail that swept the audience of their feet.
‘Heaven’s Garden’ was a state-of-the-art collection by Surya Sarkar which was one to look out for.