Last weekend was an extravaganza of style and panache with Pune Fashion Week taking off in full swing and nothing could have brought a better end to it than the outstanding show presented by ace designer Nivedita Saboo. The showstopper was Mr World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal.
The collection ‘Circa 2016’ that was showcased had myriad glistening colours of frosty English evenings, varied heritage techniques and regally elaborate silhouettes. It depicted a theatrically brilliant English renaissance set.
In the collection, we could see the traditional hand-work that was combined with Saboo’s signature techniques of pleating, appliqué work and quilting.
Romance was the essence of the collection which flirted with ruffles and drapes, creating layers to unify the abstract with the fluid in a palette comprising of frozen lavender, rose quartz, old rose, celtic and moonshine grey, sage green, Tigerlilly peach, salmon to scarlet. The fabrics used were pure silk, dupion silk, taffeta, silk tulle with touches of satin to portray the regality and distinguished finesse of the bygone years.
Corsets, sherwanis, avant-garde lehengas, versatile gowns with lattice-work collars, gun-metal and gold surface ornamentation on classic Indian silhouettes were the highlights of the collection which made it the perfect wedding couture line.