In Prashant Verma’s death-themed show, the designer depicted pain, grief and valour with printed kaftan dresses and wispy skirts in black, bottle green and grey. The models’ long dark hair was pulled back, straightened and flattened, even as their faces were bare, devoid of any makeup.
At Rishta by Arjun Saluja, models got a severe look with a centre parting and made into a firm bun. The designer used a similar look at his Lakme Fashion Week show last month (theme: Sleek Mystique).
Sculpted hair at Ashish N Soni
Ashish N Soni’s Interplay of Yin and Yang was based on a monochromatic colour palette. His hair stylist rolled, twisted, twirled and pinned up hair to mirror the garments’ pin tucks and pleats.
No kidding. More than a hundred designers will participate in Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, to be held in Delhi from October 23 to 27, 2010. To be precise: 115 designers. Here are the ones we’re watching out for:
Abraham & Thakore
am:pm by Ankur & Priyanka Modi
Ashima ‐ Leena
Ashish N Soni
Dev r Nil
Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini
Kallol Datta 1955
Morphe by Amit Aggarwal
My Village by Rimzim Dadu
Pankaj & Nidhi
Péro by Aneeth Arora
Rajesh Pratap Singh
Ravage by Raj Shroff
Rishta by Arjun
Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
Sanskar by Sonam Dubal
5 Elements by Radhika Gupta
Amrapali by Rajiv Arora & Rajesh Ajmera
Art Apparel & Accessories Shelina & Camelia
G’Nian & Geesz by Nitin Vijay
Which designers are you looking forward to in the upcoming edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week?
Dark and dramatic, mysterious and masculine. Arjun Saluja’sResurrection on Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010. Sponsored by TIGI Catwalk’s Sleek Mystique range of hair products, the collection showcased Arjun’s refined tailoring and fine use of structure and style. Combining his fascination for Japanese martial art budo with the dark and mystical side of Japanese art forms, the clothes on the ramp had clean lines, layered lapels, quilting, pleating and layered flaps on dresses, trousers, skirts, dresses and blouses. Using satin, crepe and suiting material, Arjun added dramatic elements like red gloves, a trailing gown, buttons on the back, or a loop on the arms and legs. The military association was strong with studded shoulders and double-breasted dresses. The hair, expertly done by TIGI’s Akos Bodi, was combed back, long and dark.
Speaking Chic says: Invest in this collection if you’re comfortable with your masculine side. I certainly am.