A pretty violinist, Mika Nishimura, regaled the audience with her super performance as the models walked past her on the ramp at Narendra Kumar‘s show at Lakme Fashion Week.
The veteran designer’s collection – called Dark Love – was inspired by abstract expressionist artist Franz Kline, and his line spanned the four moods of love – happiness, attachment, obsession and violence.
Here are five pieces in particular that we loved from his eclectic collection.
ART OF THE MATTER
This colourful strapless jumpsuit inspired by Franz Klein’s paintings was undoubtedly a favourite. The bold, bright colours and the sensuous sweetheart neckline work together perfectly. Wear it to a nightclub and you’ll be the belle of the ball.
ALL BOTTLED UP
Bottle green is a colour few men can carry off and Narendra’s model, Romey Kshal, shows us how to wear this hue to perfection. The brown tee and brown shoes are a nice contrast and actually make the green pop more.
Floral designs are always in style and Narendra gave them a dose of glamour by embroidering them on a bright, shiny red dress. Drool!
BACK TO THE ’80s
It’s a trend that’s been returning to the catwalks of the world with regular frequency. The peplum – that enhances a woman’s slim waist and makes her hips look smaller – made an appearance on Narendra’s ramp as well. He paired the peplum skirt with an Eighties-style power-shoulder blouse. What’s not to like about this retro look?
And finally, Narendra’s love affair with Japan is seen in this Kimono-style blouse worn with an Obi belt and palazzo pants. A perfect mix of the Orient with the Occident.
Pix: Viral Bhayani for MissMalini