Presenting exciting innovative but totally wearable women’s wear has been Alan Alexander Kaleekal’s forté ever since his debut at the Gen Next Show during Summer/Resort 2015. Season after season his creativity has enthralled the audience. At 6Degree Stage One during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 his ‘Garçonne’ collection was a mix of sharp tailoring, conventional fits and interesting gender norms. Using sustainable hand woven fabrics from organic natural fibres; the designer had stylish silhouettes for contemporary wardrobe solutions.
Specially woven merino wool, silk, cashmere and organic cotton were highlighted with surface treatment using banana fibres, recycled merino wool yarns and ethical silk yarns. The cutting and tailoring ensured zero wastage, thus making the garments valued possessions. The silhouettes were androgynous with a hint of feminine tenderness induced effortlessly in terms of style and appeal.
Garments that left the audience in awe included a structured charcoal black pinafore layered on a basic white shirt. A two-piece power suit was a bold attempt. Sheer panelled pants teamed and chic tunic with tie-up detailing at the back was a head turner on the runway. Floor length organza dress combined with well-tailored waistcoat was inventive yet commercial.
The line presented three men’s wear apparels to showcase diversity in their design aesthetics and over all versatility. A knee length overcoat with patched centre front panel, which merged with regular trousers was a crisp variation from the everyday formal wear spotted. Seamless waistcoat thrown over a buttoned traditional kurta was an impressive fusion that hadn’t been witnessed before. An all-white three-piece suit with a black patch detail to break the monotony was the last addition in the men’s wear section. The colour range comprised muted earth tones along with monochromatic tints and shades that successfully conveyed the idea behind the collection.
Fashion and the concept of sustainable norms worked brilliantly for Alan Alexander Kaleekal’s ‘Garçonne’ collection. The designer intelligently executed a well balanced presentation that displayed gender neutrality.
PALLAVI DHYANI PRESENTED UNCOVENTIONAL FASHION AESTHETICS AT 6DEGREE STAGE ONE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2016
Making an impressive presentation at 6Degree Stage One during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016, Pallavi Dhyani’s label ‘Three’ was unconventional fashion at its best. Experimenting creatively with the beauty of imperfections in life, Pallavi brought in red to represent hate, love, as well as passion and mixed it with white, which was a symbol of co-existence. These were translated into asymmetric stripes; while the knife pleats that appeared as a predominant part of the collection, were inspired by overlapping events.
Quilting too made an appearance in the collection to signify a sense of warmth and comfort. With colours and stripes playing a fashion medley though the collection, Pallavi ensured that the ensembles were ideal not only for the coming season but also for women who long for comfort wear.
The presentation began with three striking scarlet outfits, a floor length loose fitted basic dress and a casual blazer layered on a calf length top teamed with pencil trousers. An overcoat with crimson bandage wrapped around executed the dramatic effect it aimed for. A colour blocked jumpsuit in red and rose gold with pocket detail looked relaxed yet edgy. A pinstriped monochromatic jacket over a classic white kurta and basic pair of pants appeared minimalistic and chic. Rose-gold, beige, caramel, monochrome and ruby red were the shades the designer preferred.
When it comes to fashion with a strong underlining message Pallavi Dhyani’s ‘Three’ label will deliver style with substance.