Swapnil Shinde's Collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Inspired by Frozen Fragility

Ranjit Rodricks , 07 Aug 2012
Deepti Gujral wears a Swapnil Shinde creation
Deepti Gujral wears a Swapnil Shinde creation

Designer Swapnil Shinde has always been one of my favourites because of the edginess and quirkiness in his designs. This time however, his collection presented by DHL at Lakme Fashion Week, lacked the spark he’s legendary for.

A Swapnil Shinde creation
A Swapnil Shinde creation

I’m not saying that it wasn’t a good collection. I feel that he could have pushed the bounderies he set for himself a bit more to come up with silhouettes and accessories which were far more quirky than what was presented! But then again, that’s my personal opinion, entirely!

Models in Swapnil Shinde designs
Models in Swapnil Shinde designs
Alesia Raut wears a Swapnil Shinde gown
Alesia Raut wears a Swapnil Shinde gown

Inspired by Bollywood’s horror films of the 50’s and early 60’s Swapnil Shinde presented a collection called Frozen Fragility to match the DHL theme of ‘Speed’.

Swapnil Shinde with his models
Swapnil Shinde with his models

With silhouettes borrowed from the two eras, Swapnil had cinched waistlines, voluminous skirts, exaggerated sleeves and large prominent shoulder emphasis for the almost space age like creations in hues of black and ivory to various shades of slate and steel blue, blood red and sunflower yellow.

Honestly, his collection last season was far better. Read my review here.

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