More pics after the jump…
There were a lot of Grecian influences on the runways this season (in Spring/Summer 2008 collections) and the ‘Toga’ was most apparant. Why, the fashion doyenne herself, Priya Tanna, editor of Vogue India, was seen flaunting the silhouette in a Tarun Tahiliani created ensemble, few months ago at the Vogue India launch. (picture, above)
A Toga is essentially a loose flowing outer garment, which in the ancient times, was worn by Romans, usually, made of a single piece of cloth that covered the entire body leaving the right arm bare. And, most designers in their collections re-interpreted this flowing silhouette which really is a very flattering drape.
Here’s just a quick peek at different designers’, different takes…
Left: J Mendel
Right: Vikram Phadnis
Right: Elisha W
Left: Nicole Miller
Right: Tarun Tahiliani
I think Gauri and Nainika did such a wonderful job with the dress that Bipasha wore for the Vogue India launch party! It is Grecian, retro, geometrical and totally works for Bipasha! On the right, is the similar dress they did for their Spring 2008 collection during Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.
On the left, the picture is of Priya Tanna, the editor of Vogue India, at the Vogue India launch party. I love the color of the dress, but if the said dress is actually working for her, now, thats a verdict you’ll have to make! Am not sure who made her dress but it is remarkably similar to the dress that Elisha W did for her Spring 2008 collection during Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.
The collection by Elisha W was called Viva De Glam and while glam it was, it missed the year by a bit! A bit being decades,it seemed more like a blast from the sixties! See, thats the thing with doing evening wear, its so easy to get carried away with yards of fabric and shimmer that it just ends up looking like ‘Barbie goes to prom’ way back when!
Though not the entire collection could be written off, when Elisha W was restrained, she came up with the best designs. How delectable is that dress in pink and cream with detailing on the neck or even that dress in mauve with pleating and chord detail? Most of the short dresses worked. Even the saris looked good! As for everything else…
If Elisha W learns to edit herself a little more, she definitely has potential. As for me, am just a bit blinded for now!
For more pictures of the show go Here