Kiran Uttam Ghosh should now start looking for inspirations. The Spring
Summer androgyny look that she presented on Saturday can best be described as ‘been there, done that’. The flower prints, which she is calling ‘ghosts of flowers’ this time round, also need serious afterthoughts. Nevertheless, Ghosh showcased layered jackets, angrakhas, sequinned pajamas, waistcoats, kaftan dresses and sarong saris in monochromes interspersed by bursts of colour.
Just when one had almost forgotten that Poonam Bhagat ‘also designs’ apart from being a regular at every party, bang came the designer on the Pragati Maidan ramp with a fairly impressive collection that was inspired by Central Asian suzanis [handcrafted embroidered fabrics]. Structuring and detailing formed the leitmotifs of Bhagat’s ensembles. They were edgy and contemporary. The collection opened with a ‘lamp’ dress in black cotton silk with embroidered rice motif. This was followed by an origami cloud dress with appliquéed yoke. Bhagat stuck to cottons, chanderis, tie and dye and cotton silks and monochromes.