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Urvashi Kaur's 'Prappti' dazzles WIFW

Kanika Mehta | http://tweetingkenny

Updated: April 6, 2011, 6:33 PM IST
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Urvashi Kaur's 'Prappti' dazzles WIFW
The collection synthesizes traditional Indian textiles with contemporary styling.

New Delhi: Urvashi Kaur's collection displays a creative exploration that synthesizes traditional Indian textiles with the dynamism of contemporary styling.

A manifestation of subtle impermanence, 'Prapatti' is a profound understanding of how the attachment to the true self and the detachment from experience of diversity is the key to self realization.

She had a dancer at the beginning of the show to the tunes of Indian classical music, the show set a benchmark for other designers.

Through the interplay of eclectic colors; both contrasting as well as complimentary, Urvashi's collection is a visual evolution, that blends many different elements.

The color palette begins with white denoting nothingness and then dramatically embraces the intense shades of indigo, violet, electric blue and lime, depicting entirety.

From here, the appearance of primaries like yellow, green and red takes course just before merging into each other as one; to appear as black-portraying the absence of color.

The silhouettes are flowy yet structured shapes achieve the perfect balance.

The silhouettes come to life with the use of handloom fabrics and ethnic weaves like tussar, chanderi and woven silk jacquard along with wool jersey and self patterned linen.

The garments are treated with surface decoration to add to the textured feel. Engineering the placement of tie-dye motives on the garments, and using the dip dyeing technique lend character to this line up.

Tunics with asymmetric panels and hemlines, angarkha inspired kurtas, waistcoats and wrap jackets are the mainstay of this collection.

Versatile reversible separates, layered tunic dresses with cowled neck lines and easy to wear tops along with overlap Moroccan shalwars and chudidar pants confirm an unmistakable technical prowess.

For someone who has assisted Isey Miyake, Urvashi is a name to reckon with already.

What's haute: The colour palette and a dancer to start the show.

What's not: Street wearability

First Published: April 6, 2011, 6:33 PM IST
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