Padmashri Wendell Rodricks, the Master of Minimalism and pioneer of resort wear and eco-friendly garments in India, brought the curtain down of Gionee India Beach Fashion Week 2015 with his “Ahead of the Curve” collection. Known for his intellectual collections, once again Wendell pushed the envelope to its ultimate limit.The collection was an experiment in cutting, based on Indian geometry, showcased by 44 models who strutted through 88 garments.
The collection featured curves, arcs and circles for seams, hems and silhouettes with intelligent but discreet detailing. Curves appeared ingeniously for blouses, trousers, tunics, kaftans with layered rings, swimsuits, sarongs and ripple pleated dresses.
Painted in pastel resort colour palette, Wendell chose mint, magenta, peach, sandy beige, dusty blue and sage green as well as neutral black and white as dominant colors for his collection.
Fabrics for the range included silk, satin, crépe, georgette, linen, Malkha cotton and mulmul.
Cowl neck slashed h creations, crépe ponchos, layered sleeve tops, black dolman sleeve dress and tunics, long-sleeved shirts with curved accents were treated creatively, while black-white colour blocking was intelligently executed in Wendell’s ramp collection. Batwing capes floated in, pleated long tubes, piped balloon pants, and the trio of pink, blue and black sack dresses with curved cuts were also seen flowing on the wooden floor of the finale ramp.
Menswear featured ink-blue tunics, collarless jackets, three versions of summer shirts/shorts in black/white, lots of drop crotch fluid trousers with kimono style belted jackets, pants with side flaps and micro ripple pleated trousers with side fins.
Saris came in colour blocks of black, blue and white with loose blouses or ruffled halter tops. And the final draped sari gown in black was a chic finish to a great display.