Eight designers and attractive creations the September Fashion show showcased the flavours of the season
EIGHT OF Chennai's ace designers with their best made the fashion extravaganza a rather memorable one this past week. Organised by Rotary Club of Madras East, `Come September the ramp show' had top names like Aditi Gowitrikar, Nina Manuel, Indrani Dasgupta, Medha Raghunath sharing the ramp with other models from Chennai. Exclusive designs and intricate patterns were the focus in all collections, while each designer had a separate theme to go with their line.
Heavy embellishments and accessories were the flavour of this season for Chaitanya Rao. Embroidered skirts, shorts with mirror worked belts, in largely brown and green to give a rusty look, and bell-bottom trousers with slits for the flairy look completed his collection. Some of the attires showcased looked so comfortable that they could pass off as everyday work-wear and casual-wear.
Natalia's collection too was on those lines. The clothes had block art and collage work with designs inspired from Chinese, Japanese and Korean art. With predominantly Western outfits shirts and trousers, subtle designs seem to add to the classy look.
Ostentatiously Indian with some Western touch to it is all about Eram Ali's collection. Heavy embellishments with ornate designs and floral theme comprised the bridal collection. Gorgeous lehengas, kurtis with flowing dupattas gave an exotic look.
To keep pace with the changing trends, Aparna Jhagdhari's clothes gave a new face to causal wear. Silhouettes stretch tops with free falling skirts was the accent. Cotton and jute bags as an accessory for the robes are worth a mention.
A blend of blue and orange, with oil as the base line, defined Binu Jha's outfits, which predominantly featured Indo-Western outfits. Namrata G's line saw inter-woven designs with heavy accent on elaborate work in intense blue and green. Comprising long sequined skirts with floral patterns, it had a variety of fabrics lycra, georgette and silk.
Traditional sari added to the extravaganza with Satya Paul's creations making a statement. Hand-painted, block-printed-sequined-saris with geometric designs dominated the collection.
The finale showcased Deepnas and Richa's robes. With white as the theme, the attires comprised of skirts and trousers with glass beads and crystals as accessories. The show also had a specially designed robe in light blue and pink floral patterns by Rehane.
Priya Manikandan was the choreographer of the show while Manasi Scott was the master of ceremonies. Although the show started an hour late, it didn't seem to deter the eager crowd from staying on till the finale.
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