Indian fashion designer Purvi Doshi showcased an exquisite collection titled ‘Rhythms of Desert’ at Bangalore Fashion Week W/F 2016. Purvi’s collection this season comprised of geometric patterns with floral highlights, coupled with a vibrant color palette, inspired by the Gypsies of the desert that are an integral part of folk art of India. The garments had a spread of oases-like Parsi embroideries incorporated with contemporary designs and silhouettes exclusively made in Khadi fabric.
Rajesh Pratap Singh’s first collection of saris was presented at Ekaya recently–a contemporary bespoke label presenting the finest textiles from Benaras; this was in fact the outcome of years he spent developing and researching handloom techniques. The collection comprised of ikat weaves in strong geometric motifs, a recurrent theme from the brand; ajrak prints, which have been given a new twist and cotton silk chanderis.
Ri Ritu Kumar—bespoke label by Ritu Kumar launches the new festive winter campaign for 2015 with a beautifully crafted story that weaves through the festivities surrounding a ‘wedding’. Conceptualized by Amrish Kumar and photographed by Farrokh Chothia, the campaign has been shot in the stunning Sujan Singh Palace, Jaipur.
Voiix, a woman’s clothing label by Saiba and Maneet is bending genres and redefining the stereotypes of Indian dressing sensibilities.
Tell us about en vogue summer trends…
This summer the focus is on non-season specifics, norm core, Bohemian-inspired, and retro looks. The look is minimalistic yet trendy, tribal yet au courant and 1970’s with a contemporary twist. Midis, jumpsuits, long skirts, spliced skirts, maxis, crop tops, throws and jackets in summer fabrics like linen, khadi, cotton, summer silk ,neoprene are popular. Detailing like zippers, pockets, fringes along with tribal embroidery, tie n dye, and ombre dyeing are extremely popular. Accessories like metallic sunglasses, interesting neckpieces, belts, and sneakers and brogues are trending this summer.