And just like the films by famed director, Sougat’s clothes too, have a certain edginess to them in the form of his detailed surface texturing.
Working around a mosaic like background of geometric embroidery that textured the fabrics, Sougat had a line of the prettiest evening dresses in muted shades of pale green, old rose, bright orange, pale grey, black and mauve – all of which reflected the inspiration of the collection.
Sougat made perfect use of tasseled and fringed hemlines on skirts and dresses which gave a modern-day Spanish touch to the sheaths and shifts. Contrast tone-on-tone embroidery designs on the garments added to the intricate detailing. At times the 3D embellishments resembled a woven shawl design or a carpet texture to highlight the very simple and basic silhouettes of the garments.
Occasional detailing like bell sleeves, a deep V neckline for a sarong-dress (above) or a one-shoulder version with contrast lining, gave that extreme feminine touch.
This collection was definitely among the most superior we witnessed at Lakmé Fashion Week this season. The designer’s focused attention to detail was evident in each garment, making for a line of truly splendid silhouettes!
Photos: Ranjit Rodricks for MissMalini