It was a visual feast which awaited the fashionistas seeking out for something different ( which we always prey out for) to flaunt this season ‘ ARABESQUE ‘ was showcased on ramp in a grand manner .
Deblina and Atul premiered their collection – ARABESQUE which is entirely made up of Eco and skin- friendly Bamboo yarns knitted together to create magic spelling interesting ensembles, which we couldn’t resist but got pulled to.
Bamboo which creates only 30 % carbon footprint as compared to cotton is being envisaged as the fibre of next decade and D n A’s recent collection is about giving new dimensions to this magical fibre.
ARABESQUE the theme was indeed true to the amalgamation of contemporary and classical silhouettes and motifs. The range envisaged contemporary stylised drapes and fits, twisted in interesting colours to harmonise, knitted together in bamboo to form larger than life grandeur silhouettes . It was an interesting mix of full length dresses knitted in intricate floral motifs and flaunty drapes and fall which was just smitting enough for us to fall in love with. The range of Shrugs and capes showcased with the contemplating enlarged sleeves and spiral falls in knits stylised the models who symbolised our inner goddesses. The knitwear low crotched pants in filligary motifs couples with the intricate handwork on the entire leg length was a perfect compliment for the light weight feather design jacket showcased.
The tempered jodhpuri pant which came in strategically placed pleats was a riot along with the balloon sleeves floral design knitwear cropped top. Shrug got a new dimension with the enlarged bottom ravelling created in the rose knitwear. The spiral ribbed dress made us wonder of new ways to add the dramatic look to any wardrobe coupled with the chunky endless scarf. Knitwear slouch pants in floral and peekaboo motifs with boxy fit hand knitted structured top was an interesting ARABESQUE .The floral jacket made in 3D was first of its kind, noticed on an Indian ramp. Show stealer was the final larger than life ‘ELIZABETH gown’ which would be a perfect dream dress for the most ravishing of us on our splurging cocktails.
An interesting amalgamation of nature’s gift bamboo, skilled by innovation – the designer’s interpretation of motifs and the silhouettes was plainly flaunting to hold our breath for the entire duration of the show and left us asking for more at the end of it.
This collection is first among many attempts by DnA to get recognition for an often neglected craft KNITWEAR which has been deeply embedded in our society , where most of our moms have knitted out first set of sweaters, which we wore with more of nostalgia than necessity. The fact that we are somewhere contributing in depletion of this craft in our busy lives today , calls for steps to revive this beautifull technique. DnA has heralded to do so with their colorfull bamboo knitwear collection which has interpreted the beautifull craft in a new and innovative manner.
Beyond being eco-friendly bamboo garments have anti microbial properties too and are also 45 % more moisture absorbing than cotton , thus making us feel comfortable and cool all day around.
KNITWEAR indeed got a new dimension, with this range our notion of it being available only as sweaters for winters has been trashed out of the window. It’s a new page in Indian fashion history which has been written today, where just like handlooms, hand knits encompassed the beauty of grand ensembles showcased. The feather in the hat was the intricately placed embroidery work, manifolding the beauty of these contemporary stylised silhouettes.
As per the DnA duo DEBLINA and ATUL , fashion is beyond clothes, its an art which gets encasted into a form by the designer and is appreciated by the wearer. Times change the look and forms of it . Change is the sole constant to provide greater spans to it and this collection indeed speaks itself of the Nouveau form which has been provided to this art form with a new technique and content . IFFD in this case has done a remarkable job by bringing to the forefront a label which breaks the set norms of what is possible in knits.
It would be interesting to see, how knitwear gets interpreted in new directions and interesting forms in many more days to come.