Sorry for being MIA since a long long time. Have been hell busy. But excuses apart, I bring to you the exclusive coverage of Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS 13.
Starting with Day 1, Part 1
Anand Kabra SS 2013
Like the legend , the collecton pieces together taramatis stories partially from the imaginaltion and partially from physical attributes of the baradai itself . The Inlay pattern unborders the tiles, fragmented mosaics , ‘Jali’ patterned windows and the arches of the doorways , form the base for color bloavking , print and embellishment. Taramati , herseld , is brought toi life through art and cultural references from Deccan and Hyderabad .
Malkha , cotton, light wright si, , Georgette, cheiffon and crape de chine
Inlay tiles, fragment mosaic
Lime and Gold , Royal Blie , Ivort and white , Kohl black and “Alta Red
‘Jail’ cutwork , ‘beten’ betal embriodert , beadwork and zardozi
Mrinalini Chandra fro anand Kabra
Foot Wear :
AKA Bespoke for Anand Kabra
Payal Pratap SS 2013
Gates of Dawn
A Bohemain collection drawing from the costumes of The kutch desert. Nomadic in spirit, urban in appeal . Light weight fabrics used to create layer and volume. Extensive use of minute geometric embroidery, cross stitch and hand detailing.
Modern village silhouettes. Structured yokes, layered chevrons and geometric formation. Gathered skirts are teamed with corset tops derived from the choli, and uppers that are versions of the kedia. Looks that are a fusion between the choli and the maxi dress.
Coloured blocked saris with cross stitch detailing, sheer net transperancies and bangle sleeves and tonal embroidery detailing.
Gypsy gilets with deep angarkha scooped necklines and wide leg ghagra pants. Fabrics used are light weight tussars and mongas, chanderis, cotton silks, net and cotton voiles.
Accessories from the show comprise handmade footwear in leather and myriad antique gold metal chains. These draw inspiration from the village ornaments that form the everyday rural wardrobe.
Village ornaments contemporized into toe ring ankle slippers with clusters of antique chains. Slave bands in cut work leather. Jalli bangles with colour blocking and contrast leather uppers. An explosion of digital patterns.
A rustic folk collection with nomadic influences in a burst of colour from beiges to burnt orange, purples and muted pinks to indigo.
More parts of the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week coming up!!!
Check out the entire series HERE