It was a splendid tribute to contemporary and classic fashion at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) grand finale Sunday as the ramp came alive with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s vibrant colourful collection. Also present was his favourite muse Vidya Balan.
The ramp was transformed into a vintage set reminiscent of an old British library. Set against a backdrop of life-sized iconic fashion bibles, the all black wooden ramp was bedecked with flamboyant colourful bulbs. The finale opened with a stellar performance by famous performer Kiya from London and Vidya walking with the designer.
Mukherjee’s collection was inspired by paintings of three of his favourite artists – Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Paul Gauguin.
‘The collection was inspired from the 1960s and 1970s style in the international market. The silhouettes were sports meets retro-rock on a colour palate which varies from black and white with a mix of super bright colours as well. But the entire range used Indian handicrafts fabrics like textured khadi, a little bit of zardozi, beaten and burnt crystals and lace,’ said Mukherjee after the show.
The collection was high on functionality with models sporting the retro-meets- contemporary look. The garments which grabbed eyeballs were modern versions of the flared 1950’s skirts with sporty elastic that made them fuss free and floor-touching dresses.
Vidya, dressed up in traditional yellow sari, was seen cheering for the designer.