Designer presents incomplete collection at LFW

Mumbai: While most designers make sure that their collection is in place before models go on the ramp, sporting their designs, fashion designer Rehane Saturday adopted a different approach and presented a line at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2011 which was incomplete.

The collection, which was called Meera, was inspired by the purity of a woman and the garments were made in raw mulmul and kora fabrics. But the shocking part was that none of the garments in the show were finished but in their "trial" form with chalk markings and notes on alterations for the tailors scribbled on them.

"I wanted to show the garments in a state of incompleteness. I have scribbled on every garment saying `change this spot with pocket`, this one is a reject`. There are a lot of places where I have marked hemlines, where hemlines should be. And practically speaking this collection was not ready when I was ready to show it."

"I have shown an incomplete collection but with no disrespect to anyone, I thought for a change why show something perfect all the time. Do something the way it is in metamorphosis," Rehane told reporters here.

Rehane opened the show with models drenched from head to toe in talcum powder, as they sombrely walked bare foot in almost slow motion wearing tank top with shorts, asymmetric hemline dresses, front looped frocks, a choli with an uneven hemline, front draped and cowled choli teamed with shorts and a textured dress.

"I work with a lot of colours. Usually my collections have a lot of yellows, reds, purples and crazy stuff like that. But I wanted to detox myself from colour, ornaments and everything that I`m so used to doing season after season," said the designer.

"So, this time I decided to do my collection in mulmul, which is a very Indian fabric. Yet, my whole approach to the collection is very international. The whole vibe, the collection, the philosophy is very international," said the designer.

"I used the powder because I did not want make-up, I didn`t even want the features. I just wanted feelings in my clothes and my collection," she added.


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