Ritu presented a ‘Bonfire of Vanities’ on day 2 of the fashion week
picture: Viral Bhayani
The Spring Summer 2012 collection by Label-Ritu Kumar talks about an outrageous approach for the modern day woman. An eclectic mix of surfaces and transparencies show the bold and sensuous side of a woman. The colours are a smart mix of black transparent surfaces and rich embellished thicker mediums. There is also an intellectual play of beige, which takes a prominent position at times. The shapes include maxi dresses, large flared dresses, short tunics, pencil trousers and leggings. The other design features have softer prints, anti-silhouette dresses, confident mandarin collars and basic dress with cowl back-neck, embroidered shoulder yokes and fringes on the yoke, which are not to be missed. The necks are highly ornamented with metal sequins used in linear and abstract geometric patterns, with horizontal patterns on the shrugs. The fabrics range from knits to georgettes and chiffons with lengthy lacey bodies over solid blacks. In terms of accessories, the crushed neckties look smarter and make a great statement.