Nature spoke to the audience in radiating traditional weaves in ’Pichwai’ by Vineet Rahul at LFW 2019
Indian textile crafts were respectfully presented a platform to flourish as the models walked down the ramp for, Vineet Kataria and Rahul Arya for their label ‘Vineet Rahul’ unveiled ‘Pichwai’ in a well-researched entourage. Their Winter/Festive 2019 line at Lakmé Fashion Week was a look that offered a contemporary take on the interpretation of the Pichwai colours from the Nathdwara School appeared for hand-woven Chanderi and silks.
The fragrance of mogras filled the pious stage as the models presented the label for Vineet Rahul. The narration was a modern and neo classical story, for the range that aimed at love, devotion, flamboyance and vibrancy. The intricate details and expert hand-crafted embroidery along with discreet techniques was a visual fashion symphony of style and silhouette. A new ‘Banno ki Saheli’ trend was set up with tassels along the hemline with French knots, appropriated with the scarves and layering giving the look a dream like feature.
Nature came live on stage as the models walked wearing bold prints of flowers and birds, and traditional weaves were the basis of the ensembles as graceful tunics, kurtas, trench coats, kimonos, skirts and blouses floated down. A desire for the new age fragmentation was thoughtfully crafted with asymmetric jackets and wrap around garments were teamed with block prints, appliqué and zardosi, while the tassel detailing added drama. The play of sheer fabrics stole the deal.
For men’s wear, the old school and the new age came into play with the colours and styles of the two ages in a range of mono chromes that stayed within the theme of the show. Long jackets with vertical stripes and belts that were let loose at the waist, dropped jaws amongst the New Age trendsetters.
Recreating the beauty of the Pichwai paintings on the garments, the designers offered a visual delight to behold. The red kimono-style, tie-up kurta was lavishly embroidered with the Pichwai motifs; while the beautiful woven horizontal striped front open kurta when worn with an electric blue heavily floral appliquéd dress created drama on the ramp.
The show stopper Malvika Mohanan stopped thr heartbeats of many as she came on the ramp in a pair of teal blue flared pants splashed with metallic polka dots and a sexy bralette, with a sheer jacket that was a great and colourful end to the very interesting line.
Lakmé Official Makeup Expert at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, Daniel Bauer kept the skin glossy and clean with a strong highlight. The lips were kept bold with the shade Dynamite Berry from the Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution range.
The plight for sustainable fashion in the industry is not overlooked anymore as young and vibrant designers like these two have the best interests of the industry in mind giving them whole hearted respect wth tremendous admiration.