Debarun Mukherjee and Vaishali Shadangule Created Fusion Collections at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012
From Debarun Mukherjee it was an Omnipresent Collection that Dazzled on the Runway at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012
Mumbai, Sunday, August 5, 2012: Inspired by the spiritual presence of the Almighty, Debarun Mukherjee took the audience on an overwhelming journey of serene style at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 with his collection called “Omnipresent”. Opening the show with a graceful dance performance by renowned Manipuri dancer, Rinku Dutt; Debarun had well known play back singer Richa Sharma, walking the ramp in a printed layered ghagra with high collar top and double layered inner.
Inspired by the iznik tiles of Turkey, Debarun chose the colour blue as a constant for his creations as well as added beige and black for the base, to give depth to his creativity.
Selecting the beautiful weaves of Bhagalpur and adding tussore, matka, katan and monga silks; the designer used amazing surface texturing and embellishments to match the iznik tiles. With fusion silhouettes that were ideal for the festive and bridal season, Debarun had flared and layered dhoti skirts, mandarin collar tops, elegant pleated pants and luxurious saris.
Eye-catching entries were the trapeze top with layered blouse and flared long sharara, pleated long top with blouse matched to churidars and the asymmetric long top with flared bell sleeve. The short black tussore waist and embroidered black sari added a touch of fusion hints to the traditional entry; while the mid-length top having an extended collar with dhoti inspired skirt was a perfect combo.
Men’s wear was stylish with embroidered Sherwanis, printed coats, tussore waist coats and some semi-transparent shirt kurtas teamed with churidars, straight black trousers or drawstring pants.
Ending the show was Richa Chadda, star of the hit Bollywood film, “Gangs of Wasseypur” in a gorgeous asymmetric double layered ghagra with black velvet waistcoat and churi sleeved blouse.
The overall look of the collection by Debarun Mukherjee was serene and beautiful that will appeal to the fashion senses of the wearer for all occasions.
Vaishali Shadangule Celebrated Colour with her Collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012
Calling her collection “Reverb”, Vaishali Shadangule celebrated colour in her distinct style at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. Using a variety of her favourite fabrics, Vaishali started the show with Chanderi, organza, silk and brocade in festive colours like blue, red, white and gold. Adding on embellishments in the same colour story of red, blue and gold flowers; Vaishali emphasized on the unique drapes and cuts for the traditional attire.
The designer proved that innovative and asymmetric construction is her forté by sending out the most delicately structured garments in their sheer beauty. Chanderi’s transparency was balanced by the shimmer of silk organza and brocade and the deep tones of the Maharahstrian Khand; while hand embroidery added that subtle glitter to the outfits. Fabric texturing was achieved with the crushed technique, while layering and overlapping was used for many of the creations.
The black draped kurta with matching Patiala pants, the onion pink long brocade and Chanderi dress, the maroon and blue kurti with orange crushed lehenga, and the ivory draped long dress were feminine and fluid in form and shape. Experimenting with the sari and choli, Vaishali presented a combination of the duo – a blue stitched sari with attached blouse appeared on the ramp in silk Chanderi worn with a golden brocade jacket.
It was a great display of layers and contrasts that made a stylish fashion statement from Vaishali Shadangule with her “Reverb” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.