DAY THREE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014 OPENED WITH FABULOUS JEWELLERY AND ENSEMBLES BY SHUBHIKA DAVDA, RAGINI AHUJA, RIXI BHATIA AND JAYESH SACHDEV
SHUBHIKA DAVDA’S LABEL “PAPA DON’T PREACH” TOOK THE AUDIENCE THROUGH A FASHIONABLE “FROZEN” TOUR AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014
After her ROAR collection last season Shubhika Davda took the audience on a fascinating journey through a collection called “Frozen” from her label “Papa Don’t Preach” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.
Shubhika started with a glittery beginning when the lights dimmed and the models shimmered on the ramp under the pale blue strobes.
It was a bejewelled line of accessories as well as apparel that defied concepts and once again proved that Shubhika can push the design envelop to its limits. Frosty blue, silver and lilac hues came together to create magic on the catwalk.
Crystallised, beaded and sheeted mirrors, coins and suede were turned into stunning pieces. Adding excitement to the show were cute frock jackets, trench coat dresses and tulle capes, which added a touch of elegance. The silhouettes were sexy, seductive and very high octane glamour – something Lady Gaga would just love to wear for her concerts.
Back packs sat on high waist belts, while towering zippered footwear glittered on the model’s feet. Acrylic suitcases were given blossoms as décor and finally Shubhika brought in Snow Globes, as shoes with snowflakes swirling in them, which definitely created a fashionable storm.
For conversation stopping, eye-catching accessories and creations Shubhika Davda’s “Frozen” offering will melt women’s desires for those unconventional unforgettable pieces in their wardrobe.
RAGINI AHUJA CREATED METALLIC MAGIC ON THE RAMP AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014
After her debut in the Gen Next show during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013 with origami garments, Ragini Ahuja’s collection for the “Ikai” label during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 was an interesting line called “Metal”.
Bringing in linear geometry, Ragini worked with appliquéd sheep nappa to recreate the beauty of flora and fauna along with brass strips. Yet Ragini’s fabric base was a little fragile, as sheer Chanderi and cottons were the choice for strong fashion statements. In addition, the exquisite marbled effect of metallic colours with oxblood and gold hints gave the garments a New Age touch.
The look was very relaxed with a marked laid back androgynous message, as boyfriend shirts, oversized bomber jackets, muscle tank dresses and athletic leather bustiers made an impressive appearance on the ramp.
The metallic alphabet appliqués appeared prominently for the garments, while the over shirts spelt comfort all the way. Interesting entries were the short leather top, long printed sheath topped with leather appliqué, a soft cover over a tube dress, striking black mini with loose pants, brown shirt and kimono top with tonal detailing.
The solitary men’s wear entry comprised soft blouson with a bold metallic appliqué and easy trousers.
Mention must be made of the striking thick wedges, which once again had metallic words fixed on the base.
Ragini Ahuja assured that each piece from her “Metal” collection was an exclusive one, thus giving the buyer an edge when it comes to wearing her creations in a crowded room.
RIXI BHATIA AND JAYESH SACHDEV OF QUIRK BOX BROUGHT THE NOSTALGIC FASHIONABLE FLAVOUR OF BOMBAY ON THE RAMP AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014
For two seasons Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachdev have been creating a fashionable stir with their label “Quirk Box”. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014, the designer duo’s collection called “Bombay Balloon” was a nostalgic inspiration, which recreated the vintage charm of Bollywood cinema and theatre.
Using Chanderi, crepe and georgette, the designers brought in colour blocking with delicate textured details. With such a vibrant theme it was but natural that the colour card had to be versatile; so tones of mustard, burnt orange, teal blue, emerald along with metallics like grey, gold and black came in for a fun filled line.
Pen and ink drawings featured the characteristic images of Bombay on all the garments. From the big air balloon to rickshaws, buses, zeppelins, bulbs, boats, the iconic Gateway of India - the print story was a great mix of memories past.
The silhouettes ranged from soft swinging blouses and skirts, to patch work dresses, maxis with pleat detailing, lapel waistcoat with a striped blouse, mini smock, cropped tops and double-breasted jacket.
Men’s wear was as colourful and followed the theme religiously with black waistcoat and a suit with all the ink and pen drawings - but this time in white on a black background.
The collection was further enhanced with the trendy jewellery from Tinka Bhatia and the bespoke limited edition line of hand crafted leather shoes by Cuero-HandCraftedLuxury exclusively designed for Quirk Box Gold using the original art prints.
For men and women who want stylish but unconventional clothes that are colourful, fun and trendy, then “Bombay Balloon” by Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachdev for their “Quirk Box” label will give them ample options.
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