Day 2: Darshta Sarvaiya

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Darsha Sarvaiya’s collection was inspired by ‘ Great Expectations’, it must be me, because I fail to draw the inspiration as translated into clothes by her!

The runway was a riot of colors, even shimmer at times and the models were styled with great big flowers on their heads, often in contrasting colors, for me, resembling plumage on an exotic tropical bird!

The colors, the styling, all drew attention away from the clothes! That might have been a good thing, because I was looking and didn’t find anything noteworthy!

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Day 2: Affascinare By Meher And Riddhima

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Affascinare By Meher And Riddhima.The collection was boooring and repetitive and did I mention boring? The dominant color was white which was offset by geometric shapes. Over and over again.

Yawn.

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Day 2: Vikram Phadnis

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This is what I have been saying all along, give me a fresher perspective, give me a new twist, give me something that makes me sit back and go, yes, thats it! Vikram Phadnis does all that and then some! Color palette was brilliant, earthy browns and beiges, matt gold, deep burgundy, shimmery-gold-yellow and a metallic dust there, a shimmer here! He not only played with colors but also with textures! If there was a flowy dress, there was a quilted bolero jacket on top of it! And how fabulous is that yellow/gold dress? I loved the wide belts and structured embellished jackets!

And pay attention to the way the models were styled. Make-up was minimal, bare and fresh! Lips were light and eyes were not laden down! A trend am seeing in most shows!

Uber sexy. Uber glamorous! Loved the collection!

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Day 1: Rina Dhaka

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I expected to be wowed by Rina Dhaka’s collection. It fell short by a bit! I enjoyed it, was pleasant, light, summery, fun and fresh! But found it quite lacking in imagination and newer perspective! Having said that, let me give you a blow by blow, of all that worked!

Colors were great, again those whites and sober metallics, blues, greens and pinks and sheer prints once again made an appearance! Prints, now thats a trend thats going to be big in Spring/Summer 2008, I predict!

I adored those long skirts and dresses in georgettes and chiffons..they had such a feminine, soft and flirty vibe without going overboard! And those short day dresses in blues, pinks and peachy/oranges? They screamed ‘young’ and ‘summer’! Also, I especially liked the long embellished sheer tunics teemed with capris!

But here’s the thing, there was not much to dislike in the collection because it was so safe. And then again, there wasn’t much to ‘wow’, because it was so safe!

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Fashion Ads: The Good: Agent Provocateur

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Look at Maggie Gyllenhall sizzle in the Agent Provocateur ad campaign… I love this campaign, its so sexy and provocative without making you cringe! Now, Maggie is not one who comes to mind first when thinking Agent Provocateur, but am glad she got picked! She is not conventional ‘sexy’ but something about her in this campaign totally ticks!


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Reminds me a bit too much of the burlesque star Dita Von Teese though…


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