Paromita Bannerjee Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week
“Safed Rang” by Paromita Banerjee was a collection that though had some pieces in color, predominantly was one of neutrals like white and off-white with some color used intermittently mostly as an accent on these garments. It was hard to miss the leaf motif which was used across the collection in quite a varied manner but what really scored points with me were the handloom fabrics and the pairing of the ‘sheer’ with the ‘solids’ which made for some interesting textures. The angarkha kurta and the white dress with the beautiful vest absolutely stood out. A very wearable collection.
Swapnil Shinde Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week
Swapnil’s collection had a lot of color and a lot of varied silhouettes, from edgy skirts, severe jackets to almost Grecian dresses, from evening-wear to more casual attire. It was an interesting mix alright! The organzas, satins and chiffons were draped to the T and certainly weren’t for any wallflowers. Though not particularly fond of the ombre striped gowns, the more edgier pieces (like the one with white stone and sequin work) did stand out for all the right reasons. We predict seeing a lot of this collection on the red carpet.
Vikram Phadnis Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week
Vikram Phadnis was among the designers who showed ‘Bridal Collections’ during the Lakme Fashion Week. It was a collection made of usual suspects when it comes to bridal trousseau… heavy zardozi work, crystals, ornate borders and intricate embroidery. For all the bright colors used and their eclectic pairing, it still seemed so dull. The terribly busy runway with the carpet while adding to the ambience, did absolutely nothing for the clothes. It only took away the shine from ’em. While we liked the saris and some of the lehengas, it wasn’t a collection that had us all excited. I still blame the runway… so damn distracting.
Vivek Kumar Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week
Lot of metallic accents, a neutral palette and some interesting silhouettes are what made up Vivek Kumar’s collection. The more abstract of the pieces were definitely arresting while some others were just humdrum. It seemed like the collection was split right down to the middle, one half was really inspired and the rest… well.
Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani