Here's James Ferreira's surprisingly different line from Wills India Fashion Fashion Week
picture: Viral Bhayani
James Ferreira's line at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) was inspired by Aesop's fable 'The Hare and The Tortoise' and while the audience was wowed by it, the surprise of the show was an impromptu jig by the designer to 'Sheila Ki Jawani' in a hot-pant and a T-shirt with a long overcoat.
The Mumbai-based designer was showcasing at the WIFW for the first time.
The popular item-number from 'Tees Mar Khan' surprised everyone as it started playing in the background when the designer came to take his bow. First, the models started the jig and soon Ferreira joined them and the entire spectacle was well received by the audience who cheered and applauded.
And this was one show that was different right from the word go.
Three models came together on the ramp while, in the background, the 'The Hare and The Tortoise' story was being played. Suddenly two models started talking in the middle of the ramp, while the third model walked to the front - enacting the story and giving out the message "slow and steady wins the race."
Ferreira picked the tortoise because he wanted to give the audience the message that the tortoise is an endangered species too even while the whole world is talking about the tiger, an organiser said.
The well-structured garments and signature drapes of Ferreira were put together with pleating and tucking in moss green, golden yellow, teal blue and burnt sienna in fabrics like Italian silk, heavy wool in A-line shapes. The collection had dresses, long overcoats and shrugs paired with pink stockings.
"While designing my clothes, I think about the comfort level. While I design dresses, I think about a sari, so I drape my garments the way a sari is draped," Ferreira said.