Our Picks From The Aircel 'Save Our Tigers' Show at LFW Summer/Resort 2013

Marv D'Souza , 01 Apr 2013
Aircel 'Save Our Tigers' - FAshion for a Cause
Aircel ‘Save Our Tigers’ – FAshion for a Cause

With a strong attempt to bring attention to the tiger conservation initiative, Aircel and Lakmé Fashion Week, summer/resort 2013 presented a show with our nation’s leading names in fashion and their interpretation of the tiger.

The Aircel Save Our Tigers’ presents Fashion For A Cause, had a truck load of designer names who showed garments with the tiger as their inspiration. Some seemed abstract and the others were pretty obvious, Team MissMalini was at the show and here are our 3 picks that deserve a mention.

Our Picks

Kallol Datta 1955 for Aircel 'Save Our Tigers' Fashion For A Cause
Kallol Datta 1955 for Aircel ‘Save Our Tigers’ Fashion For A Cause

On seeing the first garment, there was no question as to why Kallol Datta 1955‘s garment opened the show. Embodying his usual loose de-structured silhouette, the abstract tiger graphic in black was stark against the yellow. It set the mood for the show and from there, the audience were charged for the next 39 looks.

Kanika Saluja for Aircel 'Save Our Tigers' Fashion For A Cause
Kanika Saluja for Aircel ‘Save Our Tigers’ Fashion For A Cause

This garment had a set of shiny spikes that were used for the top and smaller, matt round studs used in the bottom. The effect the studs created in combination was with a sense of edge and seriousness that connected it to the cause. The garment made it obvious that Kanika Saluja paid close attention to details and the statement it could make.

Kallol Datta 1955 for Aircel 'Save Our Tigers' Fashion For A Cause
Kallol Datta 1955 for Aircel ‘Save Our Tigers’ Fashion For A Cause

We loved that designer, Sanjay Hingu presented one of the most wearable looks in the show. A simple pair of pajama style bottoms with tiny paw prints and an uber-cool jacket to intensify the look. Model Prabh took a moment to show off his torso which set the girls growling!

The Winners

40 designers out of the 189 who submitted their entries were shortlisted for a roaring show at Lakmé Fashion Week – Summer/Resort 2013. To raise the level of excitement, there was a jury that included Designer, Narendra Kumar, Pearl Shah, Fashion Director, Marie Claire and Saket Dhankar, Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance; who selected 3 winners, Arjun Khanna, Vaishali S and Sougat Paul. Each of the winners received a cash prize of RS. 2,50,000. As for the rest, their designs with be retailed and the proceeds will go towards tiger conservation!

(l-r) Winners: Arjun Khanna, Sougat Paul and Vaishali S
(l-r) Winners: Arjun Khanna, Sougat Paul and Vaishali S

It was a very loud show with a soundtrack of tiger roars. The audience included some of the designers showcasing and fashion model, Carol Gracias with her friends, cheering away. From a few cheesy designs to some credible ones,  the Aircel ‘Save Our Tiger’- Fashion For a Cause show was all in all a fun one for a serious cause that needs our attention.

Pics: Yogen Shah For MissMalini.com, Lakmé Fashion Week

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