In the name of accessories
After a spell of designer clothes on the ramp at the HFW, the recent gig showcasing accessories was an eye-opener.
GIMME RED: Zubin Vakil's unisex line of armbands and chokers were striking.
WITH DESIGNER clothes and chic footwear on, one would think that the look is complete. Fashion unfortunately doesn't end there nor does haute couture. The mantra for the complete look is the add-ons or accessories. From do-it-yourself armbands and scarves to handy purses, accessories are the other lines that designers also craft. At the Bacardi Nightshift at the swanky young pub Sparks, presenting lines in accessories were designers Prashant Surya, Wajahat Ali Baig and Zubin Vakil.
BAGS & BELTS: Used bangles around the hip looks haute.
Purses in soft velvet featuring hand embroidery with beads and cut-pipe work and chunky low waist belts in metal such as the belt of used bangles to pair up with jeans, were an offering from Tarifa the design studio, by Wajahat. "Belts are very much in fashion but leather is boring. Used bangles, even metal chips can be made into a chic belt and a belly chain, which can be paired with silver earrings and pendant for the neck," says Wajahat.
So much for recycled accessories, the line from Prashant Surya `Silver dreams' had safety pins virtually pinned together for the armband and waist belt, the Latino look complete with fresh flowers donned by city-based Gladrags 2003 contestant Tamanna. It was a striking unisex line of armbands and chokers in refreshing red from Zubin Vakil (which would have looked better on the girls though). Pray, how would bunnies, teddies and dolls twining the body, and passed off in the name of accessories, look? "It is about the sensitive side of man. The line has to do with psychology, the feminine side of man," says Vakil. About the show, "too much of ramp has happened in the twin cities recently, we wanted to focus on accessories," says Arun Kumar, Traditions Events Private Limited. Agreed that the do was supposed to be on the lines of the FTV parties, the shocking collars, masks and pin chains could be rather too repulsive for a city that is just coming to terms with haute couture.
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