Gold, Glitter and glamour reign supreme at fashion week
By Express News Service | Published: 27th August 2013 09:04 AM |
It was an ‘all that glitters is gold’ feel when Bollywood star Karisma Kapoor walked the ramp in a Vikram Phadnis creation at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week at Hyatt here.
For Vikram, the task at hand was more challenging than his previous works as it had to complement the theme of the presentation -- Ponds Gold Radiance. A designer known for his vibrant colours, he had only gold, ivory and white in the colour palette for his new collection. Despite these limitations, Vikram came out with a collection that got the Sunday crowd to deliver a rapturous applause.
Vikram opted for an ethereal exclusive line of western wear comprising gowns, jumpsuits, dresses, pants, shirts, capes and jackets embellished with gorgeous embroidery. Here was a collection that will encourage fashion followers to get all set for the festive season with the glittering line inspired by the yellow metal.
Using natural fabrics, tissue, lame, sequin sheeting, brocade, net, jersey, lace and rich synthetics, the range of cocktail wear shimmered on the runway as hints of gold appeared to highlight the ensembles. Young, trendy and glitzy, the line was like the dazzling rays of the golden sun.
Opulence was the key word of the collection that presented an affluent drama filled with extravagance.
The many gorgeous creations included a one-shoulder gown with embroidered stole, shift with mesh shawl, sheer net long sleeved kurta teamed with cigarette pants, figure hugging leggings, knee length lace sheath and cutwork jackets.
Boleros were ornate with zardosi work and zipped biker jackets added a touch of style and trendy fashion direction.
The overlapping draped jumpsuits, the one-button cropped jacket, trellised skirt, panelled bias cut gown, beaded net creation and panelled maxi with chandelier sleeves added to the dazzle of the collection.