Veteran Designer James Ferreira Throws Open India Resort Fashion Week With a Stunning Line-Up of Colour Blocked Dresses and Sri Lankan Batik

Ranjit Rodricks , 08 Dec 2011
James Ferreira with Bina Ramani (right) and a friend
James Ferreira with Bina Ramani (right) and a friend

A model in a James Ferreira Resort outfit
A model in a James Ferreira Resort outfit

Veteran fashion designer James Ferreira, opened the India Resort Fashion Week at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Goa with a stunning collection of dresses fashioned from batik, colour-blocking and an array of men’s wear as well.

A model wears a batik top by James
A model wears a batik top by James

Wearing tiny white shorts with a long unbuttoned organza overcoat on top (which showed off more cleavage than all the models on the ramp), James Ferreira was quite in his elements as he welcomed socialites like Bina Ramani for his showing.

James Ferreira and MissMalini (in an outfit by him)
James Ferreira and MissMalini (in an outfit by him)

“This line is all about beaches and batik and colour blocking,” says James! “The silhouettes are really cut in a way that it’s cooling for the body and most of all, they are clothes which are comfortable, clothes which you would love to wear on holiday,” he adds!

Colour blocking is a big trend for James's resort wear
Colour blocking is a big trend for James's resort wear
Batik shirts and tiny shorts for men
Batik shirts and tiny shorts for men
Batik shirts and tiny shorts for men
Batik shirts and tiny shorts for men

Describing his creations as, “One-piece dreams which flatter the body and look quite beautiful,” James’s genius is seen in his colour play where red, white and blue or purple and lime green are juxtaposed on a single garment with startling effects. “The colour palette is bright and exiting while the batiks are made in Sri Lanka,” he reveals!

These dresses are made from excess waste fabric from other garments
These dresses are made from excess waste fabric from other garments
Surelee Joseph, MissMalini and Carol Gracias - all in James Ferreira Resort wear
Surelee Joseph, MissMalini and Carol Gracias – all in James Ferreira Resort wear

But if there is one secret about this collection that most people wouldn’t know, is that all the colour-blocked dresses are made from waste material which has been left-over from other garments.

Now that’s what we call pure genius!

India Resort Fashion Week 2011 presented by INK Infrastructure in association with YUVA & powered by Provogue.

Related Stories

Related Stories

More Style & Beauty