Kallol Datta: LFW Summer/Resort 2011


It’s no secret, Kallol Datta is one of our favorite designers and this most recent collection of his has us once again gush in his favor. Taking forward the theme of “illustrations” and “Jailstripes” from his last collection, the designer showed looks that played off of texture, layering and clever styling.

Pants, jackets, saris and dresses in fabric like voile and habutai (a thin silk) made up the collection. My favorite perhaps has to be the ‘Sathya Saran’ dress (extreme left, first row) where the red printed dress had a rather unusual detailing on the back- the fringe/yarns bunched and plaited paying a tribute to the journalist Sathya Saran. You’ve got to love the cheeky take. Styling aside, that fringe dress needs to find it’s way in to our closets!

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani


  1. Hmm for me this collection would be lack of style, lack of vision and lack of good tailoring. Its not fashion forward , and as much as I believe in creativity being a relative thing, I sense a lack of that as well in his particular collection. I dont see any editorial or red carpet or casual pieces. This is plain shabby!!

    Wow I didnt mean to be that harsh , but …. well yeah!.


  2. LOL! This collection just made me laugh. Whatever happened to good tailoring.
    This designer would be out of the the first episode of project runway :)


  3. really?? what’s the thought process behind this? Why is this made so poorly. Looks like the designer tried too hard to make it “different”. There is no sense of design in this collection, if you can even call it that. What an insult to real designers..ugh! sorry




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