Fashion inspired by a Greek tragedy
Deepika Govind and Lucky Ali posing with models displaying the `Of Fetters and Freedom' collection.
OF GREEK tragedies and designer wear, rebellion and bright coloured garments.
Well, if you are wondering what we are talking about, it is city-based fashion designer Deepika Govind's autumn/winter collection that was launched recently.
The collection called "Of Fetters and Freedom" purportedly signifies the "emergence of a new individual who is nonchalant and defies the rules."
Apart from the all black and some bright coloured lines that were on display, the highlight of the show was an array of diamond jewellery that the models sported.
Exquisite and in contemporary designs, the collection launched by Diamond Trading Company included broad neckpieces, bracelets, and earrings. There were 11 award-winning pieces on show.
Some of the necklaces had as many as 4,000 diamonds encrusted on them.
As for the clothes, Deepika's collection draws inspiration from "Antigone," a Greek tragedy by Sophocles, which narrates a story of human conflict and that men and women are the makers of their own destiny. The vintage block prints in autumn colours were also a draw.
These hues included boulder green, old rose, sand, and mineral red. There were also warm vibrant tones with an earthy fee to them.
The various line of garments included black origami-inspired silk organza top highlighted with layering and folds. These were teamed with dramatic flowing skirts.
Another collection comprised patchwork in black silks and crushed silk tops.
The models also walked the ramp wearing block-printed tops with panelled skirts to give a touch of the Oriental. There were also quilted and block-printed jackets on show.
Some of the other clothes sported "kasuti" work and intricate embroidery, even twisted ropes and barbed wire.
One of the celebrities at the launch event was singer and actor Lucky Ali.
The event was organised in association with Jacob's Creek, an Australian wine brand.
By Sahana Charan
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