For two seasons Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachdev have been creating a fashionable stir with their label ‘Quirk Box’. For this season, the designer duo’s collection called ‘Bombay Balloon’ was a nostalgic inspiration, which recreated the vintage charm of Bollywood cinema and theatre.
Using chanderi, crepe and georgette, the designers brought in colour blocking with delicate textured details. With such a vibrant theme it was but natural that the colour card had to be versatile; so tones of mustard, burnt orange, teal blue, emerald along with metallics like grey, gold and black came in for a fun filled line.
Pen and ink drawings featured the characteristic images of Bombay on all the garments. From the big air balloon to rickshaws, buses, zeppelins, bulbs, boats, the iconic Gateway of India—the print story was a great mix of past memories. The silhouettes ranged from soft swinging blouses and skirts, to patch work dresses, maxis with pleat detailing, lapel waistcoat with a striped blouse, mini smock, cropped tops and double-breasted jacket.
Men’s wear was as colourful and followed the theme religiously with black waistcoat and a suit with all the ink and pen drawings; but this time in white on a black background.