Let´s check out Debarun’s Festive Collection 2013 that brings forth recognizable elements from the classic past and merges them with the present while harping on origins which seem vaguely familiar at every moment.
To interpret this inspiration, Debarun has used a colors palette comprising of beige, ivory, red and nude tones. The choice of this palette symbolizes the essence of Ba-Dastoor in terms its classical ethos and ethereal fee. The fabrics are tassar silk, cotton kora, viscouse silk, velvets and matka silk. As for the silhouettes Debarun choose to vary it across classic and neo-classical Indian silhouettes
The collection comprises of sarees, lehengas, layered dresses, churidar suits as these have been and will be reminiscent of any eternal story at every point in time not only today but even after a century.
For the men, Debarun has chosen short jackets teamed with kurtas, band gala’s, long flared coats and sherwani inspired suits to take you back in time and remind you of elements which are eternal.
The collection draws inspiration from motifs which are geometric as well as ornamental. Leveraging on Debarun’s strength at synchronising the structured geometric motifs with the fluency of traditional motifs, the combination highlights the eternal feel of Ba-Dastoor traversing across time from the past and seamlessly merging into the present.
A wide variety of techniques including block prints, over-dying, hand embroidery and applique has been Debarun’s choice for this collection using an aged and matt finish to highlight the influence of the classical while infusing it with the contemporary.
For many who missed Raghavendra Rathore’s creations on the ramp would have rejoiced as he made a comeback after four long years. His work this time around reflected quite a futuristic approach as he showcased future bridal wear highlighting the concept of people traveling across the globe for a wedding.
When it is Raghuvendra, everything has to be royal and classy.This collection also drew its inspiration from traditional silhouettes across Asia.
When a veteran is participating, there is much buzz to see their patent styles.He showcased his trademark jodhpuri bundgala jackets, not only as a part of men’s collection but also was inspired by the same to present the bolero bandgala and sari bandhgala in his women’s collection.
The men’s wear was rather attractive and dapper encompassing velvet coats in the hues of red and green with pocket squares, men suits in all vibrant colours like pink, purple, navy blue, red, turquoise blue, and not to forget the silk blue suit with bandhgala with a complementing hot pink pocket square. Sigh! Thank God, we saw minimum of the mundane shades of grey, black and brown .
The women’s range showed a plentiful of eye-catching details whether in frilled gowns, long robe like embroidered jackets or shrugs in velvet.
At closure, Anil Kapoor took everyone by surprise with his sleeveless velvet jacket teamed up with a black kurta.
Rina Dhaka, the veteran as we know her showcased a shimmering collection in IBFW 13´on its day 2. Sophie Chaudhary opened the show wearing a beautiful mirror work bustier teamed up with appliqué patchwork sharara. Rina Dhaka’s collection- ‘Free Spirited Bride’ was a play of textures, embroidery, opulence and style with panache. Patchwork, gota work and traditional kamdani work ruled her collection. Neutral shades in contrast with brighter ones, shararas with short anarkalis, high collars and patchwork were some of the key highlights.
Her favourite sheer was reintroduced with use of gold, stretch, satin and work in the form of churidaars.
To add glamour to the show or perhaps to promote their new film, Prateik Babbar in velevet sherwani with heavy goldwork on the shoulders and Amyra in gold and nude coloured sharara concluded the show.
Personally, we did not like the collection so much and would give it a 4 on a scale of 10. 😦
O Boy! There is no denying that words can’t express the emotions I feel towards the big leap my best friend(and our lovely blogger) Shagun has taken in life! The recent bride sure made an impact with our outfit and priceless smile on the D-day.
The very fashionable lady made a wise decision by not looking like a Christmas tree instead she meticulously chose the fabrics and colours for the most important outfit of her life. And no surprises, she looked a perfect ten on ten on our wedding! She truly signified the bride of today, who can look classy while being grounded with her innocence!
Here is wishing the married couple the very best in life as they together start afresh with their new innings!
A peek into all the posing the bride and bridesmaid did amidst the madness!