The adage goes — all that shines is not gold. But for television’s golden girl, Mandira Bedi, the hue dominated her debut collection and earned Mandy a gold star for her efforts. Color-blocked saris emblazoned with thick gold in single as well as multiple stripes became the talking point of her show. The colour palette was in vibrant shades with hot pink, turquoise, royal blue and juicy orange dominating the range. It was quite heartening to see Mandira have real women like Shaheen Abbas, Kiran Coelho and Jamuna Pai walking the ramp for her. A true homage to womanhood —– curves, flaws, et al.
“When in doubt wear a white shirt” The most trusted fashion notion ran throughout Asmita Marwa’s collection. Grandpa-sized shirts, kimono-inspired crop tops, easy-breezy pyjamas were again at the centre of things for summer. There was not plenty to choose from when it came to silhouettes, but the embellishments on the clothes — a plethora of safety pins — is what added a dose of punk to the collection. Boho-chic string-headbands poured equal glimmer into the collection as much the lame gingham checks did.
With viscose, tulle and chiffon, Abdul created a magnificent cocktail-wear collection. Gowns, maxis, long skirts in shades of navy, turmeric yellow and scarlet made for elegant party wear. What made the collection stand apart from just another formalwear set to statement making partywear was the use of intricate thread embroidery. Thumbs up to Abdul’s work!
With the work on his fabrics quintessential shibori, Sailex played around with cotton silk, crepe and chiffon in traditional silhouettes like tail shirts, pencil skirts, sarees and even suits that got a summery facelift. The most striking entry was made by a model in a pair of dungarees that hinted at sports luxe. Long silhouettes and clean lines well favoured the fast-approaching summer days.
Influenced by the Moroccon-Islamic living, Payal Singhal’s creations looked as intriguing as culture fusion can be. The silhouettes were unexpectedly simple and clean. The talking point was metallic Moroccon embroidery that depicted the theme of the collection well. Keeping this inspiration in mind, the colour palette seemed to echo her sentiments. Muted colours like sand, grey, rose and cerulean dominated Payal’s work.