Mumbai: Taking forward her previous collection`s theme, `No Class` inspired by the slums of Dharavi, designer Sabah Khan this time dedicated her new collection `Tuk Tuk` to the `rickshaw walas` at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week here.
Sabah had taken the fashion scene by storm with her debut collection `No Class` at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer and Resort 2010. The collection had earned her an appreciation letter from Prince of Wales.
"This time, I dedicate my collection `Tuk Tuk` to all rickshaw walas. I was inspired by them. Though there are times when people are at logger heads with rickshaw walas but they have been the lifeline of the common man in India. Even before
buses, railways and taxis, they always come to our rescue," Sabah told a reporter in an interview.
The earthy colors of uniforms, the bright colored wallpapers on the inside of rickshaws, the prominent curves of the vehicle and the simplicity of the rickshaw wala have been incorporated in Sabah`s new collection.
"I have combined cuts and fabrics worn by them with new designs and trends," the 22-year-old designer said. The collection includes hot pants, dhoti dungarees,
waterfront waistcoats, bikini, t-backs and much more. It is apt for the summer as it will give the wearer that uncommon edge and fun, she added.
Actress Yuvika Chaudhary, who has appeared in several Bollywood films including `Om Shanti Om`, `Summer 2007`, `Toh Baat Pakki`, will be the showstopper for Sabah at LFW today. "Yuvika aptly suits the collection, that is meant for young people. She is very energectic and bubbly. Also, the comic element that she has shown in her films, seems cool and funky, just like the collection," Sabah said.