MUMBAI, (GNI): When the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 edition used nearly 7000 metres ofTENCEL™ Micromodal for the giant fashion installation in the Central Avenue at Jio Garden, BKC the scene was a memorable setup that proved a perfect backdrop for thousands of photo-ops and selfies.
For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 Fashion Revolution and Lakmé Fashion Week collaborated for the “Fash-up” initiative when three talented designers from different parts of India presented their upcycled creations once again in the Central Avenue at Jio Garden BKC.
Each designer worked with 500 panels and designed an amazing line of ensembles.
ROSSEBELLE – CHENNAI: Started in 2016 the Rossebelle brand purchased old remaining and over requested fabrics from companies and designers and reused them by turning them into stylish garments. The TENCEL™ collection called “Enduring Nineteenth” was inspired by the 19th century when clothes featured dramatic silhouettes oversized sleeves and skirts with intricate ornamentation. French knots along with the smocking detailing on the sleeves, added to the flair. With natural nudes, ruffles, embellished necklines and sleeves, the clothes were discreetly embroidered with golden stones on drop waist dresses, embellished bodices for one-shoulder gowns and feminine, ruffled-sleeved inserts with a flouncy bias-cut peplum hemline.
DOOR OF MAAI – KOLKATA: Sustainability is a cause close to Pooja Gupta’s brand ‘Door of Maai’ (DOM). The label believes in responsible design – ‘Wear Ethnical Wear DOM’. Each collection by DOM revolved around environment friendly fabrics – GOTS certified, organic cotton or Khadi. From the TENCEL™ collection DOM visualised a line inspired by the Victorian era. The tonal white-on-white and beige-on-beige lace work was prominent throughout the garments. Feminine with some voluminous shapes that emphasised drapes and easy tailoring, the line was perfect Ready-To-Wear that could move from day to evening soirées. Hand embroidery played a major role along with pleats, pin tucks, angular lace inserts as well as eye-catching frills.
DOODLAGE – DELHI: Kriti Tula’s ‘Doodlage’ label has been in the forefront of the sustainable movement for many years. Re-designing, re-constructing and re-cycling good, second hand clothing is the brand’s fortè.
The TENCEL™ collection was inspired by the evolution of the flower girl. Hence it was a feminine, dainty, relaxed line with silhouettes that spelt comfort for the summer heat.
Little floral hand embroidery masked some of the irregularities cleverly in the fabric, while panels were turned into bags. To add to the theme, there were rejected lace fabrics and minimal floral embroidery that further highlighted the amazing look of this comfort wear. Tiered, flared midis, knee-length jumpsuits, and strappy summer dresses were the eye-catching entries that will be trendsetters for the coming season.
The very stunning actress Evelyn Sharma sashayed down in a beautiful white dress with a translucent tight fitted inner, knotted at the back.ends