Who smoked in that Rohit Bal outfit? The model on his Fall 08 runway or Priyanka Chopra at the IIFA Fashion Extravaganza?
Rohit Bal Fall 08
Priyanka Chopra At IIFA Fashion Extravaganza
Alexander McQueen after a trip to India, drew inspiration from the many images of Queen Victoria, the Duke of Wellington, the then Indian Empire and forties/fifties British couture as worn by Elizabeth II and translated it all beautifully into his collection for Fall 2008 ready-to-wear.
There were exquisite dresses, play on saris, severely cut military tailcoats, brocade suits, crisp high-necked shirts, period inspired shoes and millions of dollars’ worth of antique Indian jewelry!
A brilliant, brilliant show in all.
For more on the show, go Here.
Ashish Soni and Anamika Khanna’s collection made it to this year’s WLIFW finale. Charcoal, greys, brown , burnt reds and royal blue made up the color palette while oxidized silver was used to accent the pieces. Prints, texture, severely constructed garments and contemporary silhouettes made up the collections.
Ashish Soni’s collection had fitted jackets, constructed clothes, two tone woven fabrics, cigarette pants, and jacquards in black that made up contemporary club wear. Anamika Khanna’s collection had a more colorful palette with sheath dresses, skirts, structured coats and ‘bandhgalas’.
Falguni & Shane Peacock’s collection, ‘Women Doll’ had colorful digitized prints that combined floral motifs, animal prints and bursts of color often accented by crystals and beads as embellishments. The colors were bright, and the silhouettes were for the most part free flowing.