On the second day of the ongoing India Resort Fashion Week at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Goa, the event’s co-sponsor, Provogue showcased a comfortable line of clothing where the feel and mood of the collection was ‘Lets Just Have Fun’. With most of the female models wearing tiny shorts, it was obvious that the “Micro Trend” is here to stay!
The men’s wear comprised of engineered striped shirts, Military pants, Bermudas and shorts. The Provogue resort-wear range is stylish street wear which emphasizes comfort with fabrics like cotton, denim and jersey (for T-shirts).
The silhouettes for women’s wear were simple yet stylish with the aforementioned Hot Pants making an appearance in various hues like white, blue and even denim. These micro shorts and skirts with frayed edges at times, were teamed with sequined, printed one-shoulder T-Shirts and tops in hues like baby pink, white and orange, accessorized with beaded necklaces. The prints included butterfly-motifs embellished with sequined embroidery on white jersey tops.
Even designer Anupama Dayal, whose show was after Provogue, had big huge butterflies embroidered onto some of her garments. “I feel like they will come to life and fly away,” says Anupama with a girly giggle.
This collection of resort-wear is called “Sherbet” and Anupama says her designs senses have been “Mixed, shaken and stirred to present a deliciously refreshing cocktail worthy of Goan sunsets.”
With flowy and loose silhouettes as the benchmark for this collection, the designer says her collection is targeted at the sensitive Earth-love,r whose thirst for the beauty and timelessness of fashion transcends ‘trendy’. The wearer understands that fashion is a powerfully transformational tool. “She is a free spirited global gypsy. She travels, she learns, she imbibes arts, music, folklore, cuisine. She dresses to express her many layers. Her cultural enrichment glows as she grows,” confides the designer.
With floral motifs and prints – especially the hibiscus flower – being an integral part of this collection, Anupama has used intense sherbet shades of Jamun, Dalchinni, Aam, Gulabi, Pherozi, Panna and Lal. And as for her fabrics, they are translucent and fluid like light silks chiffon, chanderi, dupion,and crepe de Chine.
Gogee Vasant, a new and relatively unknown designer from Mumbai (who has so far “Only worked largely with bridal wear”) showcased a surprisingly young fresh and chic collection of maxi dresses, kaftans, jumpsuits, sheer shirts and pants – just right for packing into your suitcase for your next resort vacation.
Using fabrics that were soft-to-touch and easy-to-wear, Gogee’s colour palette explored hues of teal, amber and purple. Seen on the ramp were dresses with ruffle hems which looked soft and casual while the men’s wear was sexy with structured pajamas and shirts. In fact, a lot of her men’s shirts and kurtas had hoods at the back as a style statement.
Gogees’s showstopper was Bollywood actor Purab Kohli and he took to the ramp with a grungy, unshaven look , wearing a hooded sheer kurta and brown pajamas.