New Delhi: Designer Gaurav Gupta`s Missionaries Of Charity inspired collection opened the second day of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring/Summer 2014.
The collection drew visual references from the religious dress of Missionaries Of Charity and the Portrait of an Old Woman, by famous German painter Hans Memling, which was also on display on the ramp.
The blue colour stripe, which is an integral part of the cotton sarees worn by the sisters of the organization, has been used alongwith colours from Memling`s painting.
"My line is titled `Moderate`. Besides drawing inspiration from the Missionaries Of Charity, my Spring-Summer line is also a contextualization of the state of affairs in the country right now, which is very extreme with terrorism and everything," Gupta told reporters after the show.
Models sashayed down the ramp in poncho styled tops, crop tops, maxi dresses, pallazo pants, striped skirts and sarees teamed with jackets. Gupta has also developed hand woven jacquard checks along with stripes.
Paromita Banerjee showcased her colourful collection titled `Safed Rang part 2`, which was reminiscent of the second fashion week collection of the designer way back in 2010.
"I was itching to start from where I had left off. Hence, I decided to get the second part of Safed Rang. The silhouettes are the contemporary versions of old classics," Paromita said. PTI