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India Fashion Week 2002
India Fashion Week - Day 7
1: Ashima-Leena and Lina Tipnis
The last day of the week long fashion week took off
with the collection of Ashima-Leena. The collection
was basically influenced by African trends using red,
orange and turquoise in the Moroccan prints. The crinkled
lehengas, kurtas, blouses, scarves and pants were worn
with silver and turquoise accessories. The black geometric
print sarees were worked upon with sequins and delicate
silver embroidery. Indian silhouettes in raw silk were
made in subtle earthy colours and embellished with embroidered
Tipnis: Following presentation was of Lina Tipnis
who played with the strong colours of red, orange, Indian
pink, moss green that were used with basic blacks, whites
and ecrus. The fabrics that dominated were lurex checks,
organzas, noils, raw silks and chiffons. The off shoulder
blouses, skirts, blouses, dresses and pants were embellished
with beadwork, sequins, ruffles and smocking.
Show 2: Anamika Khanna
the 3 pm show Anamika Khanna showcased such an excellence
of creative understanding and splendid brilliance that
can surpass the ordinary. The mature edginess of her
collection comes through her ability to create silhouettes
that grow from the use of commonly seen fabrics that
have been given very inventive and innovative treatments.
The patchwork antique brocades, tanchois, silks, shot
silks were used in uppers like kurtas, shirts, blouses,
tie up corsets, tube tops, jackets, dresses and capes,
and the crushed, crinkled, marbled and block printed
cotton pajamas and skirts were maintained through out
the collection. Trimmed with gota patti borders, they
added panache to the look. There were earthy colours
like beige, rusts, sienna, ochre, henna, indigo and
wine put together with fuchsia, orange, turquoise, green
Show 3: Manju and Bobby Grover
show was presented by Manju and Bobby Grover who used
the colours of the desert and its melancholy hues -
beige, brown, ecru, and black in the prints. Animal
skins, floral patterns and rough textured fabrics all
added to the untamed look. Trims like fringes, smocking
and gathers added that girlish touch to the dresses,
blouses, skirts, shorts and pants. Fabrics like linen,
georgette, and cottons were used to shape this collection,
while ribbons, mirror-work and cowri shells were used
to enhance its appeal.
The Lakme Grand Finale: Monisha
Jaising, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Suneet Verma
Jaising: Monisha Jaising, whose brilliance and expertise
stole the hearts of one and all. Monisha Jaising followed
a colour palette meant for the young, hip and sexy modern
woman. She used frosted orange, pale blue, grey, wine,
beige, turquoise and white. Short transparent athletic
jackets with sequin embroidered numbers, easy knit pants,
shorts and skirts were beautifully put together. Denim
was also used in washed, distressed and treated effects.
The kurta shirt again made a strong statement.
Pratap Singh: Pratap's fashion statement was style,
good designing and simplicity. The opening collection
for the grand finale of LIFW was a range of techno whites.
His exhaustive use of raffia in bunched roses, fringes
and even as a base fabric for pleated skirts, easy futuristic
jackets and long coats was a treat to the eye. There
were organza shirts, which were ruched and ruffled.
Patent leather, leather and poly-fabrics were punched
in Braille dots to create controlled yet pleasing details.
Knits in lurex yarn were mixed together with wool in
pastel shades of grey, pink and powder blue to knit
Verma: Suneet Verma on the other hand presented
his collection with a set of brilliantly executed mirror
fabric outfits for both men and women, which were embroidered
with bold motifs in vibrant colours. These were followed
by layered georgette, embroidered short bustier blouses,
short kurtas teamed up with pants and reams of saris.
Hallmarks of the show were the sari blouse and cocktail
gowns embellished in three-dimensional embroidered and
cutwork flowers. The feel was couture and had great
ramp impact- a final adieu to seven days of the Lakme
India Fashion Week.