Masaba Gupta show at Lakme Fashion Week WF2017
    August 18, 2017

    Review 

    Aimed at the destination wedding in the tropics for the millennial bride’s trousseau, Masaba Gupta presented her bridal collection inspired by Himalayan Orchard.

    It was an amalgamation of colour, silhouettes and prints designed forevery millennial bride using accents of orchard gardens, linear grass prints and floral buds in fluid strokes all brought to life Orchards on stage.

    Clumps of earthy foliage suspended from the ceiling and on the ramp set the mood creating a perfectorchard ambience.The Sakalava tribe face paintings, rich flora, fauna and garments of Madagascar, turning them into a print story.

    In addition, the designer played with paintings, figure murals, linear grass prints, abstract foliage and birds that were turned into rich colour pigments and digital prints. The shade card matched the richness of the inspiration as pink tones; light peach, grass green, sunyellow balanced the blues with rich shades of berry, ivory and hints of gold and silver touches.

    Opening the show with a dramatic keyhole neck, long, balloon- sleeved, slinky maxi; Masaba unleashed more maxis with white tulle capes, body hugging cholis with pants, shaded black/white sari and pinafores teamed with bell bottom pants.

    Kurtas were draped or layered, while polo neck long-sleeved Tees were worn with drop-crotch pants. A trapeze tunic and sharara, mini with poncho cover and the grand maroon gown with a gorgeous floorskimming cape were eye-catching entries.

    The silhouettes were daring and indeed contemporary as flowing anarkalis swirled on the ramp withattached capes and corsets. Clouded silk dresses were detailed with knotted seams. Making aflamboyant entry were the bow tops, teamed with drop crotch dhotis; while patchwork capes added tothe vibrant appeal of the collection.

    Saris were deconstructed and worn with sharply cut trousers but slip dresses appeared with fluid throws. For a more prèt offering blazer maxis, asymmetric kurtas and flared palazzos completed the look. The rich silks splashed with sequins and gold thread work brought the bridal festive appeal to the forefront.

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