Style on Stage. Art of Elegance

Youthful designer, Ridhi Mehra showcased a timeless spectrum of clothing titled ‘A Mirror Affaire’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 shares her top five style statements with City Express

Published: 24th March 2015 12:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2015 12:46 AM   |  A+A-

Taken by the intriguing interior decoration of the Sheesh Mahal - the palace of unbelievable beauty, Ridhi’s latest collection incorporated tastefully the essence of the palace onto her garments. Based on oriental charms juxtaposed with the subtleness of the romantic West; a fusion was artistically created to merge the romantic era and the craftsmanship of the Mughals. Dainty soft-powdered hues like blush, nude, peach were balanced with bolder tones of mint green, orange and dreamy white dominated the colour palette. While staying true to her signature look, the designer played around and achieved an elegant, refreshing mix of aari and mirror work brought to life with hints of zardosi. The compilation, this season consisted of grand anarkalis, jumpsuits, capes, jackets with peplums, saris, blouses and cholis.

The designer also played with a unique concept of embellishing see-through fabric with flower motifs, which appeared to float on one’s body in an almost dream-like manner. Embellishments comprised rich thread work, which graced each form, as Grecian drapes helped to soften the feel of the collection. 

Riches from the orient such as Chanderi silk, georgette, chiffon, satin and net were used to create the airy feminine silhouettes radiating a delicate tease. ‘The Mirror Affaire’ by Ridhi Mehra was a bold step towards the romantic mirage of a woman, who moves towards glory.

Florals

These never go out of fashion, only the patterns evolve each season! You can play around with florals in an indefinite way because of the varied types of flowers present for inspiration! One can twist and turn one in a various ways so definitely you have a good scope with florals be it now or whenever. These are evergreen.

Pastels

Subtle summer hues to beat the heat and look fresh as ever. Pastels absorb less heat and make one feel as cool as a cucumber! Colors like mint, peach, or powder pinks are all preferred more in summers.

Boho

These silhouettes are very breezy and flowing so it definitely beats the summer heat! Loose capes, body wraps and shrugs are making a mark these days. You can pair these wraps with shorts or hot pants to funk up the look yet keeping it mellowed down with the ease quotient.

Tropical garden

The use of embroidered patches over tropical patterns are an eye candy! There are prints that are used and enhancing them with a tinge of embroidery does wonders. This is a trend where you can use both bright and muted hues.

Sheer glory

Use of sheer fabrics like chiffons, georgettes and organza give a breezy and chic look. Sheer holds a lot of grace and elegance and this is something i connect more too. There’s a touch of romance and sublimity in such fabrics. The right amount of everything looks good, so sheer also looks perfect when done right.

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