Fashion Week Buzz: Beauty in Darknessby Opinion Express March 15, 2018 0 comments
The youngest member of the fashion design council of India, Samant Chauhan unfolded the beauty of darkness in the fashion week. The collection was twisted with the concept of shadow to explore the play of monochromes. After getting inspiration from the painter Jonathan, who lost his ability to see colors, Samant Chauhan decided to put some efforts in doing something different that has not been introduced by any of the designers ever.
“The collection is a departure from the quintessential us,” said Chauhan. He is proud to call himself colorblind. Using a background screen where pixels moved with the rhythm of the music and made the audience sit on the edge in anticipation. While the intense score of the Swan Lake played in the background, a model sashayed in wearing a high neck gown made out of the black net with glass and zari embroidery. The colours, as well as the embroidery, paid homage to individuals who are colorblind. Said the designer, “Colour blindness is not brain damage or a limiting condition. It is a lens of resilience from which we courageously leave the comfort of colour.”
The gowns were flowy with sharp cuts and loose ends. The backs had intricate designs using sheer, stripes and cuts in the center. The motifs used were floral in nature. The accessories were bedazzled clutches which complimented the evening gowns. There was an impressive play with grey, black and white. The parted hair in the middle with a looped ponytail gave a sharp look to a rather intense collection. The most eccentric of the lot — a gown designed like the habit of nuns paired with a jacket.
The arrival of menswear was applauded by the women in the front row. The heavy beard and the royal mustache added an element of the aristocracy to the collection. With geometric designs on the beige jacket and an all-black look, the men’s’ wear collection stood out in terms of making a more lasting impact. The clothes were paired with pointed shoes and duffel bags. The highlight of the event was when all the models walked out wearing black glass as a tribute to the colour blind. Another thing which made the show differently was that it played out in the reverse format where the couture creations walked out first followed by diffusion and then the pret line.
Writer: Ramya Palisetty
Courtesy: The Pioneer