Fashion Preview: Babita Malkani Goes Psychedelic for IRFW 2012

Ranjit Rodricks , 23 Nov 2012
Babita Malkani
Babita Malkani

The perfect getaway from the daily grind and monotony is to allow oneself to transcend into an altered state of awareness called psychedelia, wherein designer Babita Malkani states, “I don’t design clothes, I design moods!”

A design by Babita Malkani
A design by Babita Malkani

Her collection (called Neo-Pop Colour Tripping) for India Resort Fashion Week 2012 is designed to explore the fun and free spirit of resort fashion. Psychedelia is a tribute to all the color-crazy fashion lovers mirroring the trance mix of the urban-uber chic style which is exquisite, alluring and trippy. It perceives that moment in time and space where vivid colors come into unison to sing, to dance, to make love, to celebrate and spread the sheer madness and exhilaration, which exhibits a kaleidoscopic myriad of bright neons in pink, green, orange and blues.

A design by Babita Malkani
A design by Babita Malkani

Using striking vibrant fluorescent colors in glaring contrast, elaborately ornate geometric shapes and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states, this collection is all about comfortable resort wear with silhouettes that range from funky jumpsuits, palazzos, kaftans and blousons in free-flowing georgettes, soft crepes, flat chiffons, and crochet.

A design by Babita Malkani
A design by Babita Malkani

Intricate embroidery is crafted with the use of opaque neon sequins exemplifying a sinuous, charismatic look with a touch of boho-glam. “The explosion of psychedelic art to the hues of the garments will most definitely create a trance like atmosphere for the audience,” says Babita.

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