Kaabia and Sasha Grewal of ‘Outhouse’ dazzled the Audience with their opulent jewellery collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. Known for their unconventional jewellery designs, Kaabia and Sasha presented their stunning collection called ‘The Column’. Lustrous gold was entwined into magical pieces that were influenced by the regal look of Greece and Rome. Playing imaginatively with gold, the designer duo proved that the precious metal was versatile enough to be draped like liquid silk or moulded firmly.
The pair was inspired by Proto-geometric art and linear meanders to present a more basic but bold collection. Adding to the beauty of the jewellery semi-precious stones like amber, turquoise, pearls, garnets and lapis lazuli were used. The duo gave the maang tikka a new age feel but with a Mohawk-like design that rose in curves on the heads of the models, while the earrings flared up to reach the hair, turning into large lacy covers.
Chokers cascaded down the necks of the models with a line of interlinked pendants or were clasped around the necks with multiple layers. Belt-cum-shoulder or body harnesses, ornate cropped gloves, windmill inspired ear cuffs, leather/tassel shoulder dusters, cross-body leather/gold belt, and spikes erupted from neckpieces. Towering looped maang tikka, haath phool, facial décor garter-cum- harness and finger cuffs turned ordinary jewellery categories into conversation stoppers.