Kaveri’s collection was a feast for the eyes at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020. Called “I Listen to Colour”, which was termed as a Spring Kaleidoscope by the brand, where each creation was inspired by Ghanaian Derrick Ofosu Boateng’s powerful images and photography.
To the pulsating beat of tribal African music, the mood was set for the vibrant collection. Keeping up with the peppy vibe of the show, the models strutted down the ramp whilst engaging the audience with crazy balls.
The exotic African motifs, ancient tribal symbols and colours created a mélange of fashion poetry on the linen, sheer organza and mulmul that were turned into feminine silhouettes and detailed with flirty tassels and fringes. Fabric texturing was achieved with clever marbling, block-printing, layered screen-printing, along with crochet and handwork. The shade card moved swiftly from canary to Lagoon blue, coral and then finally ended with black and white.
South Indian actress and playback singer, Nithya Menen walked jauntily in a stunning lime green kurta with hand-embroidered blooms and minimal beadwork. Ruffled sleeves and a lacy, floral hemline of the silhouette upped the ante of the kurta, which was styled with a tiered skirt and a dainty dupatta, having sheer frill details and self-hued embroidery.
Next up was designer Mohammed Mazhar who made a definite fashion statement with his dramatic whites. For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 Mohammed’s collection related an untold story with a collection called “Jeeansaaz” (saddler). The range was an ode to the saddle makers for horses and horse fashion.
With an inspiration so adventurous, Mohammed’s offering was a mix of the Wild West Cowboy fantasy and the bohemian chic appeal. The silhouettes had a marked Indo-Arabian vibe on which the designer showered some innovative Indian craft techniques. Layering played an import part for diaphanous blouses, asymmetrical skirts and swirling midis.
The almost battle-ready black armour plate inspired corsets turned a white flowing midi with piped billowy sleeves and wide cuffs into a historic look. Trousers with horseshoe motifs and blouses with embellished stirrups edging stayed in tune with the theme. Casual chic was evident for the shawl collar mulmul shirt. When it comes to truly fashion-forward summer wear, Mohammed Mazhar’s “Jeeansaaz” collection will cater to the needs of the fashionistas.