Celebrated designers Dhruv Kapoor known for using multiple combination of pieces and layers in his designs and Ikai’s Ragini Ahuja are collaborating with backstage artists of the Lakmé Salon to showcase the ‘free spirits’ collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 come January 31st.
This perfectly balanced line dangle a modern aesthetic look to let the gen next woman express herself in a way she loves herself the best –beautiful, free and limitless. “Multiple genres, cultures, and traditions come together in this eclectic blend of eccentricity and convention, spiced with a contemporary twist on individuality. It’s a clever mix of tribal patchwork and contrasts,” said a statement.
“In collaboration with Lakmé Salon, the collection is inspired by the current generation’s uncontrollable urge to overthrow the establishment and defeat the suffocating norm with their alternative vision of the world,” said Kapoor about the ‘free spirits’ collection.
He further described that his new range of collection concentrates on the DIY (Do It Yourself) concept, making the pieces versatile and suited for everyone who wants to stand out from the crowd. From vintage florals to fiery stripes and waxed Nappa, this collection goes beyond the ordinary and celebrates an individualistic sense of fashion and awareness.
Recognising the growing cultural flows and identity and emplacement of displaced tribes in local regions, termed as ethnic refugees, designer Ahuja said that, “It’s a reflection of their inclusion and exclusion, the calm rebellion and the instinct to survive. The tribal elements form evolutionary patterns –traditional tribal progressing to modern contemporary graphics.”
“Build with character and harmony in mind, this story works with sharp contrasts. Tones of ivory, navy, black and red signify their account of survival and strength. Practical and comfortable in an effortless way, the silhouettes are relaxed with soft tailoring and volume,” Ahuja added.
The National Creative Director – Hair at Lakmé Salon, Heena Dalvi feels that hair colouring has increasingly stormed its way in the fashion world with latest techniques and modern colours. “Inspired by the free-spirited woman, our carefully crafted Free Spirits – Colour Cocktail Collection will let you explore infinite colour possibilities that reflect your personality,” said Dalvi.
The Five-day fashion spectacle will conclude with Celebrity designer Anamika Khanna’s show on February 4.