Haldar explores the leisure and comfort clothing genre

Updated: Mar 15, 2011, 21:02 PM IST

Spicezee Burreau

Mumbai: Keeping his Summer/Resort 2011 collection very fresh with the holiday season in mind, Abdul Haldar worked around western wear which was chic and appeared to fit easily into the leisure and comfort clothing genre.

Calling it “Ode to Leisure” the fabrics chosen by Abdul have always been an important factor, so the designer made his selection from Lycra, viscose satin, stretch net and metallic embellishments which fitted perfectly into his collection theme.

His colour palette was rich with strong jewel tones like mustard, orange, burnt red, fuchsia, hot pink and yellow that lit up the ramp.

The look revolved around slinky dresses, trousers, jumpsuits, blouses all aimed at the well travelled woman; while men’s wear was kept simple and cool to counter the heat of the summer months.

A long sleeved white pencil dress opened the show to give an indication of the very figure hugging ensembles to follow. Shorts were teamed with Tees and peach jacket, jumpsuits had sexy low backs, halters were form fitting and an orange one shoulder sheath had a hint of embellishments. Shrugs were given the crochet effect and the final red section had resort wear comprising gold edged bolero teamed with hipster pants, a gold yoke dress and an embroidered shrug with a jersey mini.

For men, Abdul also added style with a sun yellow four buttoned pockets shirt, a sleek buttonless silk jacket, white cross pocket trousers with a waistcoat and a one button narrow lapel jacket.

Abdul Haldar’s “Ode to Leisure” had all the right fashion directions for a practical resort wear wardrobe for both sexes around the globe.