Thursday, 30 September 2010
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Friday, 24 September 2010
The spring summer 2011 Ashish girl is a sequined cowgirl, with feathers in her cap and tassels on her jeans. The vibe was fun and fresh, and a great break from the almost colourless other shows. With a great soundtrack that got everyone shaking, the models strutted down the catwalk in confident looks; that included paisley scarves worn loosely around the neck, the pattern also doubled as shirts and shorts.
The stand out headpieces were all feathers and added an almost Pocahontas feel to some of the outfits. Reiterating the cowboy ambience were the sequined cow skin patterns on the dresses, accompanied with bright tassels that were longer than the dresses. Other sequin patterns such as leopard print and polka dots, sometimes mixed together within the same piece, literally made the collection shine.
Of course the shoes were boots, and the boots were cowboy boots, either ankle length (which I’m sure will be very popular) or knee high, with brightly coloured hand painted patterns to match each outfit.
My favourite outfit has to be the third photo, the big pink feather head piece with the stipe dress!
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
The Tata Naka SS11 show was full of jelly. Yes, jelly. With a banquet table full of the before mentioned in every colour under the sun, from pastel green to bright pink, flowers and amazingly random pieces, with chairs facing outwards covered in garlands of flowers or lace throws. I knew I’d like it the second I saw this.
We were seated under mini “tents” that were covered in light, white fabric and served jelly in sweet teacups with little gold spoons. The best beginning to any show.
Now, onto the clothes. This season the Tata Naka sisters, Natasha and Tamara Surguladze explored the cultural clash between the lavishness of the Indian Maharajas and Western simplicity; which translated into an almost safari like collection that included some impressive cuts and both a wide range of neutrals and patterns, often mixed together. Embroidery and draping were both recurring themes, and brought an eccentricity to the collection. Accessories were incorporated with the embellishments; shoes were covered in beads and were the perfect clash of English and Indian cultures and styles.
The feel was one of Colonial India, and how the English adapted to Indian weather in their dressing, but also how India adapted to British culture.