Masaba Gupta for Satya Paul
While it’s great to see designers leave the warmth of their comfort zones and venture out into the unknown to challenge their skill sets, sometimes one should just do what one is good at. After all, working on one’s strength is never a bad idea. Masaba Gupta, fashion director at Satya Paul, presented a collection, heavy on monochromes that didn’t have her trademark quirky prints but floral prints. Her usual colour splashed sarees, fun dresses and separates, were replaced by a line of monochrome gowns, sarees and fabrics draped as a saree worn over slim trousers. The gowns had exaggerated batwing sleeves or capes worn with them and there was a clear focus on the sleeves, which sometimes touched the floor, and sometimes had sheer fabric attached to them to accentuate them.
In daughter Sonam’s absence, Anil Kapoor took to the ramp with nephew Arjun Kapoor; both dressed in impeccable fitted achkans paired with white slim trousers.
But all said and done, we missed the old Msaba!
THE PRINT STORY
Four floral motifs: that of iris, rose, lotus, Cosmos and daffodils. Although bloom prints, they were kept large.
THE COLOUR STORY
HAIR AND MAKE UP
Sleek combed back hair, minial make up.
Statement neckpieces in Polki diamond and emerald along with maang tikas worn with gowns. Sounds unconventional? That was the idea!
- Masaba feels that Indian women are the most conscious about their arms. Pick the exaggerated batwing sleeve if you think you have thunder arms.
- The power of black and white can never be questioned, for they are classics. And when they come together, they create the hottest trend for the season: monochrome. The amazing thing about monochrome is that pretty much anything looks nice in it – dresses, trousers, tops or tunics! You can’t escape it this season.
- While doing monochrome, don’t forget about the colours completely. Dashes of neons with your monochrome, can create magic.
- The maang tika, emerging as an important accessory, can also be worn as a tiara with your western evening wardrobe. Just leave everything else in the chest.
- If you want the saree to go ultra corporate or evening chic, pair it with a sheer jacket as seen at Satya Paul. It’s modern, young and fun.
- Gentlemen, a pair of well tailored fitted trousers look very elegant with an achkan. It’s a great alternative to churidar.