New Delhi: It was a splendid tribute to contemporary and classic fashion at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) grand finale Sunday as the ramp came alive with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee`s vibrant colourful collection. Also present was his favourite muse Vidya Balan.
The ramp was transformed into a vintage set reminiscent of an old British library. Set against a backdrop of life-sized iconic fashion bibles, the all black wooden ramp was bedecked with flamboyant colourful bulbs. The finale opened with a stellar performance by famous performer Kiya from London and Vidya walking with the designer.
Mukherjee`s collection was inspired by paintings of three of his favourite artists - Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Paul Gauguin.
"The collection was inspired from the 1960s and 1970s style in the international market. The silhouettes were sports meets retro-rock on a colour palate which varies from black and white with a mix of super bright colours as well. But the entire range used Indian handicrafts fabrics like textured khadi, a little bit of zardozi, beaten and burnt crystals and lace," said Mukherjee after the show.
The collection was high on functionality with models sporting the retro-meets- contemporary look. The garments which grabbed eyeballs were modern versions of the flared 1950`s skirts with sporty elastic that made them fuss free and floor-touching dresses.
Vidya, dressed up in traditional yellow sari, was seen cheering for the designer.