Friday 23, Oct 2020, Delhi (India)
Label RituKumar showcased their latest collection ‘Structured Pastoral’ which aimed at being a stylish, updated urban Indian Women wear at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2019. As the name suggests the collection was inspired by the pastorals. The theme, color shades, and aesthetics were bold gaining much from the pastorals staying true to its theme.
Inspired by the colors of pastoral and equestrian moods, the shade card was dominated by fiery red and neutral black with other brights of the rainbow added. Making a major introduction into the Label RituKumar look was knitwear, which offered some interesting masculine twists to the flirtatious silhouettes and styles.
Today one of the leading labels, Designer Ritu Kumar began to work with hand block printers in Kolkata then Calcutta. In 2002 her son Amrish joined her and started the label, Ritu Kumar. The Padmashree awardee of 2013, Ritu Kumar has worked majorly in bringing out the ancient craft indigenous to our nation.
The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2019’s RituKumar collection ‘Structured Pastoral’ showcased body-hugging dresses, flirty skirts, blouses, and relaxed pants. The fabrics used were contemporary and breathable, tulle, chiffon, silk and cotton along with leather that added to the fashion quotient of the creations.
Scene stealers that showcased the pastoral country-style look that stayed partial to the midi length, were the sheer dress over shorts, another frilled paneled one, pleated dress with tulle overlay, maroon lace dress, embroidered jacket with stretch pants, pleated ombré purple/black skirt with white lace yoke blouse and a delightful printed floral pinafore. The textured jacket over shirt dress, a flouncy peasant-style one and the frilled paneled dress stayed within the theme. Bringing the equestrian inspiration to the forefront, garments that would appeal to lady jockeys had breeches, shirts and cool pants.
The final shimmering line of pants, bustier, shirts, pleated skirts, gold dazzling mini bolero with rear fringe added to the dazzle of the look.
The overall pastoral look was completed with a harness, leather headbands, waist packs, fanny bags, leather Obe belts and an occasional horsewhip at the waist.
With a famous and renowned label like RituKumar’s a much talented, modern and famous celebrity to close the show was expected. None other than the peppy and ravishing Tara Sutaria, a talented Bollywood actress stepped up to be a part of the collection. she strutted down with great aplomb in a black, embroidered, halter, mini pinafore over a white shirt, accessorized with an exciting leather belt with floor kissing long beaded strands.
Lakmé Official Makeup Expert at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, Namrata Soni for the Ritu Kumar show kept the face matte and contoured. A sheer blush was used on the cheeks to add a pop of color. The eyes were defined with a strong brow and heavy mascara, and a smoked outwing. The look was completed with the Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Coral Kiss.