Rahul Khanna, Rohit Gandhi unveil sombre line at AIFW

Designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna today showcased their black and white autumn-winter collection at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW).

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 26, 2015, 17:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna today showcased their black and white autumn-winter collection at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW).

The designers said the new range reflected their mourning mind after the loss of a dear one.

Titled 'An Early Frost', Rohit and Rahul displayed the collection exclusively for the buyers and the media as they did not want to organise a grand show and excluded guests.

"We have recently lost someone close. It was a great personal loss for us. We didn't want to have a grand show as we are not in that state of mind. But since we had already invited the buyers and the media, we didn't cancel the show but just excluded guests from our show...

"This collection is the tangible reality of the mixed emotions that we feel at this moment of our lives" Rohit told reporters after the show.

Prints and textures have been inspired from fur textures and infused with signature linear patterns in monotones, the scaling and hand crafted applique have been inspired from the intriguing animal skins.

Cold metallics can be seen in the collection by the use of riveting techniques.

Talking about their collection, which mainly focused on the colour black with hints of whites, the designers said it embodied the colours of a cold forest.

"We have used a lot of details. We love texture, we have used a lot of metallics on blacks, animal skin, black on blacks. It is a collection for the early winter," Rahul said.

The silhouettes had a lot of layering and exaggerated sleeves. The capes, pant suits, dresses with sheer panels, high waisted skirts, embossed neoprene dresses, lazer cut jackets were the key signatures of this collection.

This special collection is together a lament and celebration of life, the designer added.