Book of Poems inspires show at Lakme Fashion Week

Mumbai, Mar 17 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Inspired by the 19th century book of poems titled Fleurs Du Mal (Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire, Little Shilpa opened the show with a Fashion Film by her at the Lakme Fashion Week.

Seven intricate head gear designs and stunning neckpieces amazed the audience. Aiming to portray a sense of deception, decadence and debauchery that moved from erotic melancholy through her designs, Shilpa gave feeling to form, and put her creativity to the ultimate test.

Glass spikes on the head with foliage arranged around them, floral motifs in bunches, bouquets of petals framed the faces, groups of orchids and scarves were draped and tied to perfection around the models’ shoulders while imposing necklaces with floral or abstract cutouts slowly moved down the ramp.

The final entry, a giant glittering crystal queen’s crown on a base of multiple orchid shaped petals and a necklace with intricate pendants was an outstanding end to the show.

Little Shilpa’s creativity has always amazed the audience who await for the unexpected and the unusual from the designer; and at each show she has not disappointed her fans but excelled from presentation after presentation.

She always creates from the heart but for Summer/Resort 2011 Masaba’s collection called “Straight from My Soil” reflected the beauty of her culture and heritage.

Inspired by the Masai Tribe, Masaba’s colour choice was daring and worked around the spectrum of hues as she drowned her creativity in the tones and dreamt up creations for the universal woman.

A fantastic mix of aqua, orange, shocking pink, cream and purple with touches of bronze came together for the arresting ikats and large polka dots. Her print preference was typically Masai with the “Foot” impression motif treading fashionably through the garments.

Keeping the silhouettes very contemporary, Masaba had colour blocking for the lean maxis and innovatively stitched lungi saris.

There were giant black polka dots for draped capes, pre-pleated purple green sari, black tulip dress, animal print dhoti pants jumpsuit, shaded net full gathered skirt with embroidery, the cross over drape cover and finally the black with red polka dot net gown with key hole front and back necklines worn over tiny shorts that were impressive.

There was style there was drama and there was a wonderful earthy rustic touch about the collection.

The look of the garments had the strong distinct Masaba influence which will make her buyers the cynosure of all eyes at any occasion.

Here was a colour and theme which is relaxed and languid and that was exactly the fashion statement made by the talented designer duo Shivan and Narresh.

Fluid easy lines marked their collection for Summer/Resort 2011 at Lakmé Fashion Week.

Ideal for lazy lounging at the beach or relaxing under the sun kissed palms; the “Vanilla” range had large scoops of the 1950s look combined with splashes of colour and comfortable styling all sprinkled generously with that touch of classic sophistication.

Maillots, swimsuits, tankinis, bikinis for pool time frolicking gave way to body suits, cool trousers, jackets, dresses, kaftans and finally a regal  long flowing gown  in two tone crepe had the ideal holiday feel.

Accessorized beautifully with matching belts, multi coloured clutches, scarves, gorgeous jewellery comprising necklaces, chokers and even iPad covers; the duo presented the complete resort look that had an impressive international appeal.

For that ideal get away wardrobe anywhere around the world, Shivan Narresh have all the right options in style, colour and silhouette in or out of the water.

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Shilpa-Masaba-Shivan unique style statement: Lakme Fashion Week

(Reporting by Namit.Agarwal)

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