Tuesday, 3 September 2013

‘Shehlaa’ by Shehla Khan,Winter/Festive 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Titled, ‘Tale of the Unexpected’, the fairy tale (not one but many) inspired collection by Shehla Khan for her label ‘Shehlaa’ was high on fantasy, feminine grace and contemporary elegance.  Fabrics like tulle, satin, silk, lace, net and brocade added an element of subtle sensuousness and regality to this dreamy collection.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

‘Char Bagh’ by Payal Singhal-Autumn/Winter 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Titled ‘Char Bagh’, the Indo-western Autumn/Winter 2013 line by Payal Singhal at the Lakme Fashion Week was truly unconventional with its juxtaposition of nature and architecture. ‘Char Bagh’ or four gardens, are Persian style garden layout where the quadrilateral garden is divided by walkways or flowing water into four smaller parts. Taking inspiration from the architecture and nature story of the garden, Payal beautifully captured those elements into her collection with geometric prints and floral embroidery to translate nature on to textile.