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Designers introduce surgical masks, bandage dresses at WLIFW

Designers introduce surgical masks, bandage dresses at WLIFW
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First Published: Wed, Oct 12 2011. 11 29 PM IST

Models display a creation by designers Alpana & Neeraj during the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI
Models display a creation by designers Alpana & Neeraj during the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI
Updated: Wed, Oct 12 2011. 11 29 PM IST
New Delhi: Designer duo Alpana-Neeraj’s untitled collection stood out on the fourth day of the Wills Lifestyle India fashion week (WLIFW) with their use of surgical masks, crape bandage and moulded plastic.
The designers, who managed to blur the line of conceptual and ready-to-wear dresses with their collection, said they wanted to take fashion to another level without appearing foolish.
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“Our idea of using all these surgical materials like crape bandage, masks, and glasses was to get that asymmetrical shape of the feminine body. Last year, we used silk wools in our garments, this time also we tried to stand out and create something off beat.
Models display a creation by designers Alpana & Neeraj during the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI
“Fashion conscious people are not interested in wearing regular dresses. They want to stand out in the crowd. Our idea was to not look foolish but show the femininity gracefully,” said Neeraj.
The collection ranged from short dresses to long evening gowns with a subtle colour palate of sea green, beige, lemon yellow and fuschia. Some of the dresses were accessorized with white paper like abstracts.
“The use of wearable plastic is no more about skin show but fits on the body and adds glamour to the whole look. Its a style stament in itself and it is quite comfortable,” the designer added.
Reynu Tandon’s lycra saree for the beach
Designer Reynu Tandon is aiming to break the barriers of habitual beach wear with her resort wear collection that includes the saree.
Known for her innovative designs, her nine-yard drape was showcased at the fourth day of the Wills Lifestyle India fashion week here .
“It may sound strange that a resort wear collection has saree in it, but I must say resort wear doesn’t restrict itself into short dresses and Kaftans, rather it can be anything which is comfortable,” the designer said after her presentation.
“I have specially designed these lycra sarees keeping in mind the comfort factor when one is holidaying. They are crushed free and at the same time highlight the curvaceous female body. I got this idea when I was in a cruise in the Caribbean island and I was asked to wear something which is country’s traditional wear,” she said.
The colour palate based predominantly on subtle shades like blues, whites and greens, the range provided a rich look to the entire collection which also saw kaftans and tunics.
“My collection actually aims to break the barriers of habitual beach wear, rather it focuses more on the style. Bathed with embroideries, the garments are comfortable for summer,” Tandon said.
The price range of the collection starts from Rs 9,000.
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First Published: Wed, Oct 12 2011. 11 29 PM IST