The Cubist Rose – Wendell Rodricks’ Autumn/Winter 17 showcase for Amazon India Fashion Week designed and creatively spearheaded by his successor, Schulen Fernandes explores the geometric and structural variations of rose.
To keep up with a celebrated designer’s established legacy is a lot of pressure, but two independently-curated collections, including this one are proof enough of Schulen’s brilliance.
The collection saw a profusion of colours like reds, pinks, oranges, and purples with flashes of teal, silver, green and turquoise – very unlike a quintessential autumnal colour palette. Some of the key pieces from the collection include – multi-coloured shift dresses, jacket dresses, flowy, breezy and layered tunics, textured metallic cropped blouses with a light, fluid saree, co-ords (tunic with a sheer cape, teamed with a high slit maxi, skirt cinched at the waist with a metallic leather Obi belt), blazers with embellished shoulder details (for men as well).
The designer has used various ways to interpret the rose – through silver cubist embellishments on the garments, fabric (organza) layering, cut metallic leather, etc. The key fabrics that have been used for the collection include georgette, organza, leather, linen, satin, pashmina, and poly crinkle.
Much in line with Wendell Rodricks’ geometric aesthetic, the collection sees highly structured and angled silhouettes, while still maintaining the element of fluidity through the choice of fabrics.
Contributed by – Karishma Sehgal
Pics by- Khushal Agarwal