by Deesha Bondre
The fashion world may have been taken by the storm of minimalism. But Kiran Uttam Ghosh’s collection stood out, for its elegance, exuberance and for its celebration of excess.
The designer intended to have a mysterious feel to the show, which was visible in its striking choreography. The jewelled monotone garments heightened the effect. Although the collection displayed Indian garments, it is worth noting that the cuts Ghosh used were rather western. Be it a saree draped as a maxi dress, bell sleeves, dhoti pants accentuated with silver filigree, kimono wraps or cholis fashioned like waistcoats – the amalgamation was rather obvious, yet understated and extremely wearable for a couture wearer.
Ikat print, Bengal Dhakai and angarakhas added the Indianness to the collection. The collection saw wide usage of grey, silver-toned grey, lemon yellow, crimson and teal. Besides the conspicuous garments, the jewellery managed to leave a lasting impression. The garments were accessories with heavy earrings, bracelets and ear cuffs made out of pearl and silver in Minakari work.
pics by Anwesha Paul