Indian designers go global at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

indian designers go global at wills lifestyle india fashion weekAs more and more Indian designers are being invited to show their collection at the fashion weeks abroad, the designs of the Indian designers are going global. At Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week designer Prashant Verma presented a collection which was inspired by the life and death of 50’s famous Hollywood actor James Dean, who died in a car accident at the age of 24. The collection was obviously targeted more at the international audiences than the Indian, as only a handful of Indians know James Dean. The collection comprises of biker jackets, hand painted artwork, handbags made of shattered car lights and even dresses made of bandages, cruel some will say. Some of his dresses were also inspired by Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Harris and Natalie Wood, the actresses who worked with James Dean.

 One of the top Indian fashion designers Rohit Bal presented a very fabulous and international collection, which was a mix of Indian tradition and western silhouettes. “Ashta Dhatu” (mixture of eight metals).  Most of women attires were carved out of boning (wires used to give shape to designs). Bal used fabric like chiffon, brocade, lame and jersey. For his men collection he presented trousers, shirts, long jackets, sherwanis and armour jackets. On the other hand Designer Tarun Tahiliani presented a very Indian collection with saris, gowns in very Indian shades of red, black and gold. However, Tarun said that he likes traditional Indian wear to be wearable individually and not in sets, as most of the traditional Indian attires do come in sets of two or three.  

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