Apr 10 2011
He is the master of layering. By adding a bright color layer to classic color, it has uplifted the lahenga. It is eclectic, it is fun and it is distinctive.
The line was a little more structured and probably not the most suited for sarees, but I liked the overall designs. My fav was the corset lahenga
The collection is inspired by retro Spanish films with a look that is very modern and rock.
The ramp was transformed into a vintage set reminiscent of an old British library. Set against a backdrop of life-sized iconic fashion bibles, the all black wooden ramp was bedecked with flamboyant colourful bulbs. The finale opened with a stellar performance by famous performer Kiya from London and Vidya walking with the designer.
Mukherjee’s collection was inspired by paintings of three of his favourite artists – Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Paul Gauguin.
‘The collection was inspired from the 1960s and 1970s style in the international market. The silhouettes were sports meets retro-rock on a colour palate which varies from black and white with a mix of super bright colours as well. But the entire range used Indian handicrafts fabrics like textured khadi, a little bit of zardozi, beaten and burnt crystals and lace,’ said Mukherjee after the show.
The collection was high on functionality with models sporting the retro-meets- contemporary look. The garments which grabbed eyeballs were modern versions of the flared 1950’s skirts with sporty elastic that made them fuss free and floor-touching dresses.