Saturday 26, Sep 2020, Delhi (India)
Rajdeep Ranawat “Sindh” collection that was showcased at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 in Mumbai, constituted of a plethora of colours, fabrics, designs and glamour and was inspired by Victorian vintage costumes and French renaissance movies.
“Sindh” meant the traditional ethnic version of style seen in novels like ‘Great Expectation’ with Estelle he heroine as Rajdeep’s muse for his creations. The very collection adopted its colours and designs from the Mughal era with motifs being derived from the Taj Mahal and Kutch as patterns.
The designer brought out the beauty of the past on the ramp through Rajasthan’s Bandhani and Baluchistan’s gorgeous weaves which gave life to his collection on the runway. The prints used were a medley of striking hues with Swarovski crystals with lacquer, adding an exemplary finishing touch to the ensembles.
Rajdeep Ranawat’s opened the show with a monochrome look, cropped pants, shirt and soft robe followed by a mirror work short jacket over dhoti pants, shararas and asymmetrical kurta, as he mixed the colors and prints in a beautiful manner. Wide belts looked amazing for dresses over pants, while the wrap dhoti with a mirror work blouse, the bralette, a soft printed empire line maxi and the shararas with kurti, robe or embellished belt, had great best-selling possibilities.
An array of lehengas were paired with wrap kurtis, bikini tops, impressive belts, one-button jackets or ornate boleros. The soft knee or floor length soft robes were a near constant for most entries on the runway.
The designer also showcased two menswear looks – Bundi/kurta with slim pants that completely synced with the colours, prints and shimmer of the theme. The collection – “Sindh” was targeted for men and women who are urban nomads yet they revel in the beauty of luxury.
Rajdeep Ranwat’s “Sindh” collection consisted of all the glitz, glamour and pizzazz that fashion enthusiasts yearn for today. He completely outdid himself when it came to a compilation of a dramatic, colourful wardrobe for the coming season.
SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi made a strong yet ultra-glam fashion statement this festive season with their collection “Rani SVA” at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019.
The collection was aimed at the new millennial woman who can be a maharani aka queen in her own right. It had everything that a bold, rebellious ‘Warrior’ lady will desire that’ll enhance her personality.
The SVA look brought modern royalty to the wardrobes of the 21 st century ‘Maharanis’. There were intense structured silhouettes that were created with metallic surfaces interwoven into geometric textiles. The hand embroidery was a lush and ornate offering that added immense luxury to the ensembles.
The power suits (pantsuits) and other stunning creations slowly and gradually moved to the traditional saris, which were delicately and intricately embellished.
The designer duo showcased their collection in hues of red, dusty green and black with a
touch of dark blue, perfect for the festive season!
The reds had a stunning, crinkled palazzo with jacket over a shimmering top; while the lehengas, jackets, bustiers and blouses with bias round collars were major fashion eye-catchers on the ramp.
The grey dazzling gown, long-sleeved blouse with lehenga and another top with a Harlequin collar gave the traditional fashion duo a New Age image.
And for the final black look, there was a line-up of lehengas starring an arresting ombré sari, striped asymmetric kurtas and a stylish asymmetric midi with a shimmering gold jacket. The chevron, striped lehenga and blouse with shawl sleeves, the peplum jackets and the bikini blouse with corset belt and lehenga gave ethnic wear an Indo-western touch.
SVA did add some sherwanis, kurtas, shaded Bundi, striped kurta, and a Bundi and kurta combo in rich silks for men, although their womenswear was the focal point of the show.
Diva Dhawan was the dazzling show-stopper, who glided on the ramp in a black, plunging neckline tiny choli and lehenga with a corset style, checked belt.
Through “Rani SVA”, Label SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi gave the contemporary woman and men a wide range of western and eastern fashion options, which came to be the perfect opulent look for the coming season.