"Sex and the City" was the name for Suneet
Verma's Le Spice collection. This was a sophisticated
line for the city girl who is taking a summer trip-so
there were lots of soft pinks, oranges, embellished
denims and polka dots. Though there was one theme for
this collection, Suneet presented six different lines.
The first had a military feel with a short bolero style
military detail worn over a dress really caught your
eye.Tie and dye was another favourite and was used strongly
in his second line. His polka dot collection looked
perfect for a Sunday brunch in a café. From this
Suneet effortlessly moved into a more evening collection,
with gold sequin belts, and tie and dye prints. The
colour theme too was fresh with lilacs and soft turquoises.
Lastly he presented a more bold casual evening line
- bold prints in bright purples, yellows and oranges.
Halters tops worn with bikini bottoms continued the
resort wear theme. The whole collection was very young
and had a fresh feel.
Ranna Gill's "Gypsy" collection showcased
very modern and sexy Gypsies with Indian roots. Ranna
used gotta, mirrors and paisely giving her garments
a total Ethnic feel. Her silhouettes were sexy with
halter-tops, stretch dresses and strappy tops. Softness
was added through ribbon ties and chiffon printed sashes,
which added an element of girlie fun. There were trousers
in the collection often worn under kaftan dresses. These
trousers were rolled to the knee, showing lots of leg.
There were gypsy dresses, tiered skirts and knee length
gypsy skirts- giving her collection a feeling of free
and easy movement. Colours were used but they never
looked over the tops, as most of the colours used where
on the muter side- such as ochre-orange, rose pink and
AS- By Ashish & Smita Soni
AS' "Sound of Silence" was a collection that
was truly heavenly. The multi-layered garments were
full of details yet had a real calmness to it. The collection
was inspired by fine art photographers Yoshimitsu Naga
Saka's coffee table book. Over 50 garments took to the
ramp, and there was a mix of men and women's clothes.
Influences from the Victorian and Edwardian time were
obvious with both men and women wearing gilets, puffball
skirts, and Victorian looking underskirts and cravat
looking ties around the neck. Since many of the fabrics
were enzyme treated, the whole look was natural and
almost washed out.
CUE by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna
Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna went for a Gothic glam
look for their collection. Baroque styles was mixed
with vintage colours and surface ornamentation was extensively
used. This made a very bold and dramatic statement.
The collection mainly concentrated on women, but there
was some men's stuff too. The colour palate for both
was strictly dark and velvet was used as a texture on
garments. Brown and blacks were colours preferred for
both men and women. Rich fabrics such as satin, velvet
and faux leather too enhanced the powerful gothic look.
Gold and metallic red slashes were used on lycra dresses
and tops. This was a collection for those who like to
live life on the dark side.