15 June, 2021

Waist Goes South

Fashion escapes the painful present to past cultures, nature and fantasy

Waist Goes South
A retreat into childhood and fantasy, into the romance of past eras and faraway cultures—these are the themes that have inspired much of the spring-summer collection at the upcoming Wills India Fashion Week (August 30-September 3). In their escape from reality and their celebration of make-believe and fantasy, it's almost as if our fashfrat is trying to give us a respite from these trying times of murderous bomb blasts and mid-air terror plots.

The fashion trends coming off the ramp for the next season are taking the previous autumn-winter '06 season look a bit further. The dress as a silhouette gets only bigger this season—the balloon skirt is the new must-have, and after the high altitudes of the last season the waistline is now south bound. "The over-all feel for the season is soft and romantic. Bling and over-the-top fashion is out,'' says designer Rohit Gandhi who along with Rahul Khanna run the pret label, Cue. Their collection for the Fashion Week is an ode to childhood. Natural fabrics with natural vegetable dyes, unstructured...

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