Wendell Rodricks presented the Trapezoid collection based on the Trapezoid shape that has been in use since ancient times. Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks, explored it in a fashion collection that celebrates this ancient form rarely applied to fashion. Using the form as is and in innovative isosceles and parallelogram styles, garments take shape based on the trapezoid’s various possibilities in silhouette and style details.
The layered looks use sheer X-Ray effects to advantage, blending an ultra-feminine palette of pastels. Trapezoid shapes morph onto pin tucks, sewn dotted lines and pattern pieces that create a unique newness on the Indian female form. This shape is perfect for all Indian sizes who tend to have a torso smaller than the hip. In a vast fabric array that uses linen, cotton, light crepes, georgette, paper silk, jacquard and damask, Trapezoid uses twelve weaves. It is the custom made fabrics at the core of the collection that are most exciting. Natural Bemberg weave which is natural viscose that feels like silk, striped Chanderi striped silk cotton, Kerala custom weave cottons, natural dyed Bengal cotton weaves, Malkha cotton and Eco fabric dyed with flowers from the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai.
During the show Wendell Rodricks handed over his label to Schulen Fernandes who will design the label from now on while Rodricks will continue to work and help in the studio focusing on the Moda Goa Musuem, other design projects and steer the label to greater heights with Schulen Fernandes.