SS’13 : Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS 13 Day 1, Part 2

October 8, 2012

I bring to you the exclusive coverage of Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS 13.  Day 1, Part 2 Atsu Sekhose SS 2013 Bringing to fore his love for North East is Atsu Sekhose’s Spring Summer 2013 collection.  The designer has gravitated towards the tribes of North East as the chief inspiration this season.  Having his roots in Nagaland, he has been chosen by the Ministry of Textiles to present a collection that is evocative of the northeastern culture. His strength as a mixologist comes through in the constructions made of hand woven fabrics moulded into a collection inspired by American sportswear.   Every look emphasizes the honed body through Naga fabrics like cotton and silk, woven by 30 underprivileged women from a women’s weaving organization –  VITOLE  and Assamese Silk exclusively woven by Assamese weavers.   The contemporary collection opens with shorts, parka jackets, trench jackets, trousers and shirts making way for dresses and evening gowns. Having a pulsating sense of color, Atsu has meticulously chosen shades of reds, cobalt blue, off white and beige married to black. Each and every detail has been well examined to go along with the collection, hence rejuvenating the beauty, style, art, craft, music and richness of North East. Primarily known for his chic, feminine and understated clothing Atsu’s line has evolved into a complete ready-to-wear collection, which firmly holds his signature style and modern adaptation to classic silhouettes. Geisha Designs SS 2013 An Edwardian summer This is the mood of the SS’13 line by Shalini and Paras of Geisha Designs. Set in an Edwardian Era with influences of other cultures to create a fresh look. The collection is all about contemporary silhouettes coupled with traditional techniques on luxurious rich fabrics and encapsulates the quaint theatricals of the art, heritage and mystique of Victorian life. Collection …

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SS’13 : Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS 13 Day 1, Part 1

October 7, 2012

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  Taramati 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 . Fabric Compostiton:Malkha , cotton, light wright si, , Georgette, cheiffon and crape de chine   Print feature: Inlay tiles, fragment mosaic  Color Scheme:Lime and Gold , Royal Blie , Ivort and white , Kohl black and “Alta Red  Embellishment Detais:‘Jail’ cutwork , ‘beten’ betal embriodert , beadwork and zardozi Accessories: 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, …

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