Drawing her inspiration from the 40's, 50's and 60's,
Rina Dhaka created a Hollywood inspired collection with
a rich choice of colours and a liberal touch of shine.
Dhaka's Fall/Winter 2005 collection had short black
dresses, slim skirts with fitted blouses, embellished
denims and churidar pants with kurtas, all accentuating
the contours of the female body. The collection was
all about being sexy yet sophisticated. The fabrics
were sensual chiffons, silks, satins and mesh lycra.
Unlike her previous collections, this one was almost
entirely dominated by black. Embellishment was used
liberally through Swarovski crystals, beads, sequins,
lace, silver embroidery and white patchwork.
Ritu's collection drew inspiration by the regions around
the river Indus. Ritu, a well known revivalist of Indian
crafts concentrated on block prints, weaves and the
use of kari. Embellishments were kept around the neck
area and often resembled majestic necklaces. Ritu made
rich use of kari and weaves embroidery in predominantly
handloom cotton fabric. There were a lot of full bias
cut tiered skirts, finished with coin hangings at the
bottom-these were teamed with short kurtis and embellished
t-shirts.The whole collection had a feel of a relaxed
casual elegance, thanks to the use of cottons and easy
cut kurta tops. She also teamed an embellished t-shirt
with dhoti style pants.
This was a mens-only collection. Psychedelic was Abhishek's
inspiration-and what was seen were skinny cargo pants,
plaid caps, distressed velvet jackets. This collection
was for the cool dude who wants to be retro but still
Basu used virtually no embellishments but relied on
techniques such as roughing and pleating to give her
clothes interest-so the look was very three-dimensional.
This was a collection for the urban girl who wants to
have an earthy feel.
Payal's influences were tribal and multi-cultural, and
the collection was aptly called "The Wandering
Mendicant". Patchwork using fabrics such as brocade
were used strongly. Skirts were a-symmetrical. Fabrics
were mainly natural and there was a heavy use of batik
and block prints.
By Aparna And Norden Wangdi
This collection had lots of black and white, and some
bold color. Many of the black and white garments had
arresting red stitching details. There were coloured
skirts and the paisley motif was widely used.
Rocky S' collection was inspired by nauch and Mughal-E-Azam.
Everything was high volume-- from his bold colour scheme
to the use of bright gold embellishments. Knee length
tiered skirts were embellished with flat gold sequins
and teamed with multi-coloured stretch t-shirts.