New Delhi: The doyen of fashion took audiences on a journey to the world of our own well-known indigenous legacy of handicrafts on the second day of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2011.
As a mark of respect to the most applauded detailing and intricacies that had been inbred in our culture, 'Label' by Ritu Kumar celebrates the spiritual and colourful visuals that are taken in different time-frames, well-woven and depicting the sartorial aspect.
The collection seemed like a script written eons ago but read aloud in the contemporary world.
The fabrics were a palette of traditional jacquards, woolen blends, silk lycra and jerseys, pouring the essential and nourishing ingredients to the life of every Indian.
A vast story inclusive of block prints, engineered wovens, loosely-thrown yarns over the bodices made a larger than life impression.
The colour palette splashed the Indian rustic shades on to the modern canvas, making it all the more interesting. Beiges, blacks, indigos, burnt oranges leave a deep impact.
The accessories were well coordinated with metal bangles, bags and neck-pieces.
What's haute: The mix-match of Indian sensibility with contemporary silhouettes
What's not: Repetitive pattern, limited colour palette