Ken Ferns was the only designer at Lakme Fashion Week who got a standing ovation at his show, aided by all his friends and well-wishers in the audience. He has tons of celebrity supporters, many of whom were once contestants on the reality dance show where Ken used to do the costume design.
The theme of the show was a mysterious moon rise, which he captured in his collection by using a pale ivory colour palette. He kept that mood going by splashing his garments with digital prints of tree shadows, birds, and other creatures of the night. And to take it one step further, he textured the leather and silk corsets to resemble the curvature of the moon!
Here’s a look at his marvelous collection:
Ken had Issaq co-stars, Amyra Dastur and Prateik Babbar, as his show-stoppers, and they took some time to tell us about their experience of walking the ramp for him:
Team MissMalini: Tell us about your collection for the Winter/Festive season at Lakme Fashion Week.
Ken Ferns: My collection is inspired by the moon rise. So I’ve tried to incorporate this mysterious light, yet, keeping it lighter and brighter.
Amyra is wearing a corset which has this construction in genuine leather and I have created a kind of structure that highlights the surface of the moon in a detail that highlights her shoulders.
My prints are developed from the shadows of tries which merge into birds, flying out of them.
Prateik is wearing a dapper suit wherein he’s actually got birds flying out of his abs. His jacket has a little highlight of leather to give it a bit of gloss. But the loony feature about this jacket is that it’s got a high-rise slit at the back for that added sex appeal.
Team MM: Since you both have walked the ramp before, what was different about Ken’s show?
Amyra Dastur: This is the second time I’m walking the ramp. The first time I did it in Delhi, the clothes were purely Indian. So this is the first time I’m walking on the ramp in clothes that are international in appeal. I love what I’m wearing. It’s edgy in the right way and it’s actually wearable and that is the best part about my outfit.
Prateik Babbar: What’s different for me? Well, I think Ken Ferns is different. He is a guru to most fashion designers (like Masaba Gupta, Kunal Rawal, Sonakshi Sinha) and you might not know that. And it’s been a pleasure walking the ramp for him.
Pix: Yogen Shah for MissMalini