When asked about their design inspirations, most designers tend to attach profound meanings to their collections. For Reby Kumar, Guapa’s Autumn/Winter 2017 line for Amazon India Fashion Week found its inspiration in the concept of randomness – very unabashedly so!
The showcase saw a mix of flashy colours ranging from tangerine, pink, purple, green and blue with stripes being the dominant design element in most of the pieces. There were quilted jackets and overcoats, ruffled and cold shoulder maxis, co-ords, pleated metallic skirts with colourful silk, striped panels, and messages of peace, love and happiness on slip dresses, kimono-style tees and crop tops. The collection had a very fun, circus-y vibe to it. While the multicoloured pieces rocked the ramp, the collection even saw hints of whites and beige for those who like to keep it subtle and understated. Beading, foiling and pleating was used extensively in the collection, and seemingly unsynchronised elements (contrasting fabrics and prints) were teamed together to create a unique harmony.
Silk and georgette are the key fabrics used in the collection.
Very young and experimental, Guapa’s autumn/winter collection is an ode to the maxim, “unity in diversity”; the fact that even diverse elements can blend well together and create unified beauty.
Contributed by – Karishma Sehgal
Pics by- Khushal Agarwal