new designer Rahul Singh showcased easy separates that you and I wouldn’t find too complicated. The only thing ‘designer’ about the pieces was the work on textiles which somehow felt a little too inspired by the work done by fabric gurus Abraham and Thakore for their last Summer collection. The collection was primarily white with blue print intended to look original, but unfortunately reminded me to be a poor knock-off of A+T’s.
Rajesh Pratap Singh delivered his collection just like he always does. This time his show was sponsored by Tata Manza and they somehow decided to hold the show in an open area outside the venue. Not a bad idea. Just that it is mosquitoes season in Delhi and the Dengue-struck look is never fashionable. The pesky insects didn’t just increase under the brightly lit stage area but hovered around the white buyers like bees to honey. The attention from the collection kept deviating towards the scared-to-death looking outsiders who are probably given a pamphlet when arriving to India about 10 Easy Diseases You Never Thought You Could Get.
Rohit and Rahul Gandhi finale show had some great looks on the runway. I like the duo and respect how they stick to what they like to do. Maybe there was a bit of pressure to add more angles to a ‘Finale’ show that the designers decided to get live musicians, dancer, and an original film playing during the show. Still not a bad idea at all. Just that the film to me seemed to be inspired by the Gareth Pugh’s fashion films which he is famous for. My qualm was not with referring to the British designer’s film, but the purpose of the film. It seemed to be made by people who didn’t care much of fashion. Who thought if they showed some sharp graphics and high def quality film, the audience will be gasped. Ok-I think after reading what I just wrote my alter ego just said ‘biiiiiii*ch’ in slo-mo to myself. I am no expert on films, but my opinion after viewing the film wasn’t the same when I saw Gareth Pugh’s masterpiece.
This one just speaks for itself. On left is late Alexander McQueen’s FW 2010 show image and on right is Shantanu Goenka’s SS2012 look. Saw the dress on right upclose as well and the hem looked quite similar to the image of left.
|Rodarte FW 2010|