Isha Kedia and Deepak Goswami
One of the shows on the 7th of August certainly ramped up the quirky factor of Lakmé Fashion Week. Isha Kedia and Deepak Goswami designed a collection called, “Paper Planes” under the ‘Kitche´ label. Their focus lay mainly on the clear cut form of folded paper reminiscent of origami. These sharp silhouettes were softened by Mickey Mouse look-a-like makeup and hair. Using ear shaped hair buns, sleek eyeliner and lips; this certainly introduced a welcome contrast to the futuristic clothing. Kitche chose a range of autumn hues such as traditional red, a hint of beige and black as well as blue for the fabrics. The latter were also mainly designed for winter attire: felt, soft cottons and a splash of luxurious silks. Dresses, tunics, coats and jackets with abstract geometrical designs set the stage for the must-have piece of the show: a jacket with cut out sleeves.
Sourabh Kant Shrivastava
Accessory designer Sourabh called her new line: “Diplomatic Hunter”. A graceful mix of elegant and edgy pieces lit up everyone’s eyes at the showcase. The designer chose a selection of harsh metallic bullets, clock work wells and shotgun or pistol motifs. These edgy symbols were softened with a splash of Swarovski crystals. Leather and acrylic added a further interesting layer. The pieces ranged from cuffs, bangles, necklaces, chokers, shoulder pads, earrings and statement head pieces as well as scarves. This collection was described as futuristic and tribal which was mirrored in a rich colour palette of gold, black, blood red and auburn.
Article by Anna Jolly
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