Keeping in mind searing Indian summers, EKA by Rina Singh showcased an array of cotton ensembles in dull pastel hues at the Wills India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015. The cheerful, windswept collection comprised of layered tunics, shirt dresses and shift dresses. The line of outfits showed almost no traces of prints—this was a classic example of minimal fashion.
A light-hearted collection for women who wear their hearts on their sleeves, this collection portrayed a delicate mix of pastels and whites—a mélange of hand-woven textiles in contemporary day-wear avatar.
The clothes exuded simple tones of femininity. The easy styling, free flowing and soft textured silhouettes made the collection almost poetic. The interplay of delicate layers added to the charm of the outfits.
Rina showcased tea dresses, dresses with handkerchief hems, A-line trapeze, boxy, midi, and long shirt dresses and tunics. Jackets were made of linens with patches of floral prints washed over them and then of course, the summer coats invited a lots of applauds! Trousers sported oversized hems, wide and small legs and pegged and relaxed boyish cuts that were paired with boxy shirts, knit tops and gathered, lightweight khadi embroidered tops.
Embellishments revolved around kantha stitches on washed horizontal linen ombre stripes; also, kantha textures mixed with floral appliqués, coupled with delicate thread embroidery work marked the collection.
Subtle prints here and there added the right dose of whimsicality to the range—painterly floral, ombre-dyed hand-painted flowers, ditsy pixilated dots and prints, and manipulated floral dot prints, played peek-a-boo in layers of linens and cottons tinted in pastel palettes of sky blue, blush pink, minty green and lavender mixed with lightest of grays and whites.