Retro-rock met sporty silhouettes for a vibrant tribute to classic fashion
picture: Viral Bhayani
It was a splendid tribute to contemporary and classic fashion at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) grand finale on Sunday (April 10) as the catwalk rocked with Sabyasachi Mukherjee's vibrant colourful collection.
The ramp was transformed into a vintage set, like an old British library. Set against a backdrop of life-sized iconic fashion bibles, the all black wooden catwalk was decked with flamboyant colourful bulbs. The finale opened with a performance by performer Kiya from London and the designer's muse Vidya Balan, in a bright sari, walking with him.
Sabyasachi'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," Sabyasachi said after the show.
The collection was high on functionality with models sporting the retro-meets-contemporary look. The designs which really wowed the audience has modern versions of the flared 1950s skirts with sporty elastic that made them fuss free and floor-touching dresses.