Day 3 of India Resort Fashion Week Saw Some Lovely Jewelry by Bracialato and Deja-Vu Designs by Dhara Thakkar

Ranjit Rodricks , 10 Dec 2011
Surelee Joseph models jewelry by Bracialato
Surelee Joseph models jewelry by Bracialato
A model bedecked in Bracialato jewelry
A model bedecked in Bracialato jewelry

BRACIALATO:

Day-3 of the India Resort Fashion Week which is currently underway at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Goa saw the funky jewelry brand, Bracialato, show of a line of colourful beads and baubles. Says Vishal Shah, the designer of the brand, “Bracialeto is for the fashion conscious, self dependant women of today, giving the freedom to custom make her own piece of jewellery and to create your own style statement and unleashes the artist within you. Bracialeto makes you create your own masterpiece and string them into a necklace, bracelet, anklet reflecting your story, thoughts and moments of life in an exotic new range.”

Dipti Gujral in Bracialato trinkets
Dipti Gujral in Bracialato trinkets
A model in Bracialato trinkets
A model in Bracialato trinkets

Spotted on the models was jewelry fashioned from Murano glass beads, crystal beads and silver beads as well. The models also sported lovely big cocktail rings and beaded hair accessories. Just great to sport for a night on the town or to chill out at the nearest hot-spot!

Most interesting were the lovely outfits by Parul Bubna which were well appreciated by the audience.

A model wears a fringed Dhara Thakkar creation
A model wears a fringed Dhara Thakkar creation

DHARA THAKKAR

Designer Dhara Thakkar ruffled feathers for a lot of fashionistas sitting in the audience for her showing. The reason? Most of her collection saw a striking resemblance to pieces from Raakesh Aggarwal, Shane and Falguni Peacock and at times, even Gucci (a dress with a cut-out on the side).

Binal Trevedi wears a Dhara Thakkar creation
Binal Trevedi wears a Dhara Thakkar creation

We we asked her about the similarity in designs, she feigned knowing who Raakesh Aggarwal was. And then went on to say that Falguni & Shane use a lot of feathers in their designs and that none of her clothes had feathers! See the video for her reaction.

Dhara Thakkar with model Shruti Aggarwal
Dhara Thakkar with model Shruti Aggarwal
Model Soni Kaur in a Dhara Thakkar outfit
Model Soni Kaur in a Dhara Thakkar outfit

The cries of quasi-plagiarism not withstanding, Dhara tells us her collection is inspired by the Baroque era. Hence, you’ll find a lot of surface texturing on her clothes in the form of ruching, frayed hemlines, gathers, cowls and empire cuts with twisted sleeves.

Ruched mini dresses by Dhara Thakkar have shades of Raakesh Aggarwal's designs
Ruched mini dresses by Dhara Thakkar have shades of Raakesh Aggarwal's designs

Her silhouettes were free-flowing, symmetrical, balloon fitted, kaftans with a bend towards pants like cigarette pants teamed with a frayed-edged tops.

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

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