Thursday, 31 March 2016

Lakme Fashion Week 2016 : Elektrocouture failed to impress

Sometimes things look good on paper/ electronic media posts / on racks and they build expectations.
There was hype around Elektrocouture and Friends's debut on Lakme Fashion Week summer-resort 2016 as they were bringing "innovation" to indian fashion scenario.
Quoting IBNlive.com :
Based in the heart of Europe's fashion tech hub, Berlin, ElektroCouture is a collaborative house for bespoke technologies along with six international designers like Lina Wassong, Melissa Coleman, Valérie Lamontagne, Igor Knezevic, Kristin Neidlinger and Chritian Bruns from various countries like Britain, Canada and US, who join hands for the first time to present a collective showcase of fashion and technology with 'ElektroCouture and Friends'.
Integrating technologies into design, accessories, couture and also pret fashion, these designers have stepped into the future to find new ways of digitalising environment and human body.
Some of their work comprises inventive battery systems to the latest in light technology, digital knitting and weaving, traditional hand processes to achieve radical shapes to 3D printing, sound reactive LEDs, motion and light sensors and mood technology.
These labels use light technology the way other designers use colour or cut, with the vision of making light wearable, multifunctional and easy to wear while still being revolutionary by way of self-expression and style."

And after all that when the show started few things came to my mind.
Is fashion only about interesting sihouttes? No. But in the show only the silhouttes were visible. I understand the need for low blue light to set the atmosphere but it made it hard for  the viewers to understand the colour, texture of the materials. When you are doing such great work why not show it properly?!!
There were some interesting 3D printing but I really cant call this collection futuristic. Nothing was new to experience. It seemed we have seen it all before. Or may be I had really high expectations.
Sadly Elektrocouture wasn't a remarkable experience for me.
What do You think about the show?

                                               love as always <3

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Eastern Fashion Legacy

It was a fashion weekend. Not fashion week because it was on Saturday and Sunday (convenient ).
Ok, so what i have realized after watching the shows is
A. One shouldn't have too many drinks, or it'll be hard to register the later shows.
B. If u don't have a friend or group of friends to chat with in between the shows you may die in boredom.
The theme and purpose (?) of this EFL was to promote and encourage eastern Indian textiles and fashion as well as the fashion of it's neighboring countries, like bhutan, bangladesh etc.
The designers used khadi, ikkat, raw silk etcetra. The focus was on weaving and hand embroidery.
Bibi Russell, Abhishek Dutta, Sharbori Dutta, Agnimitra Paul, Chimmi Choden, Atsu Sekhose were among the Efl designers.




Sharbori Dutta's collection for traditional and modern men.



Atsu's charm worked.


EFL fashion weekend came to an end with Mona Pali's show. Though I didn't understand the significance of the towering hairstyle. 





Well, I really enjoyed the weekend. Here's a pic of my #OOTD  .

more about fashion coming soon. 
Wear Indian textiles. Explore. 

love <3