Inspired by the romantic city of Paris, Archana Kochhar’s “Paris Amour” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 had all the iconic French touches.
From the Pop Art Paris map, to the Eiffel Tower and spring blossoms, the images were turned into digital prints and combined with monochromatic black stripes and checks. Giving resort wear an Indo-western twist, there was a line of short umbrella skirts; crisp shirts, kaftans, sexy slit gowns, draped dhoti saris, peplum chemise, lehengas and suspender skirts.
Colours created a riot on the stage with lime green, yellow, red, purple, teal as well as green interspersed with black and white. 3D flowers were the focal point of the garments and sparkled with Swarovski dust.
Playing with the stripes in horizontal and vertical forms, Archana had some interesting entries like small gilets over white shirts worn with short frothy skirts. Kaftans moved from mini to maxi and pre-stitched saris which followed the black and white theme with red floral prints were worn over checked/striped tights and jersey cholis. An eye- catcher was the boldly striped top with a matching maxi skirt. Striped kurtas peeped out from under black net covers and a black/white/red chiffon coat looked dramatic with a kurta.
Men’s wear worked well in black/white with ombré effects for kurtas, horizontal striped bundgalas, bundi with an Eiffel tower print, or asymmetric closures.
Archana’s showstopper was an unusual but handsome choice – Olympic medal winner - boxer, Vijender Singh who rocked down the ramp doing some shadow boxing in a striped jacket, kurta and baggy salwars.
For stylish summer lunches and after dark romantic evenings, “Paris Amour” by Archana Kochhar will create the right mood.
For the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 season, Jyotsna Tiwari made her maiden appearance with a fashion extravaganza. From easy-to-wear, pre-draped sari gowns to playful printed creations, Jyotsna offered the fashionably adventurous women many options when holidaying by the sea.
For brides who long for beach weddings that spell glamour on the sand, sea and under the moonlight, the designer created luxuriously embroidered gowns and cocktail dresses.
Jyotsna opened the show with a printed line of gowns teamed with lacy backs, will-power, halter silhouettes and kaftans with one shoulder interest. For the ethnic dresser, the saris in beige or black had printed pleats, borders and blouses.
For midnight glamour, Jyotsna upped the style quotient by unleashing stunning draped sari-gowns worn with gold corsets or bustiers and a gorgeous line of fishtail layered net maxis with ornate bodices, cut-out backs or feminine peplums.
To match the sensuous but sophisticated look of her creations Jyotsna brought on the ramp the very sexy, seductive, Sunny Leone who glided down the catwalk in a figure hugging layered fish-tail net gown covered in glittering crystals.
Here was style and sophistication of a very high order as gorgeous colours and stunning embellishments spelt timeless appeal. When it comes to making a dazzling resort wear fashion statement, Jyotsna Tiwari presented the perfect collection.
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