Ritu Kumar Concludes WLFW

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Published: Friday, October 12, 2012, 16:46 [IST]
 
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The Wills Lifestyle Grand Finale by Ritu Kumar ended the Spring Summer 2013 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Recreating the magic and simplicity of Art Deco, the foremost design movements of the 1930s in art, fashion and architecture, Ritu Kumar's WLFW finale collection exemplified a mastery of graphics with its aesthetic message wonderfully suited to both India and Europe. Actress Esha gupta walked the ramp in the finale for Ritu Kumar. Dressed in a gorgeous black & gold lehenga skirt with a jacket from Ritu Kumars couture collection, Esha looked like a Goddess.

Split into two parts, the show began with the Label Ritu Kumar brand and culminating in Ritu Kumar Couture.

The opening sequence by Label Ritu Kumar presented an Art Deco in a contemporary design language and context. Using the motifs and moods of the era, the pieces were crafted to offer a modern representation. Dropped waists, bold forms and delicate embroideries were juxtaposed with modern techniques and shaping. Ritu Kumar's collection at WLFW was very graphic. Fabrics were predominantly silks in chiffon, crepe and twill. The mood was svelte evening wear and embellishments exuded themes and inspirations from architecture.

The second half of the show was inspired from the Indian Freedom Movement and the romance of the 1930's. Using the rich design heritage of Ritu Kumar Couture, the collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week drew from the European influence on Indian royalty during the pre-partition period. The excellent use of rich tapestries, laces, brocades and embroideries were seen on the ramp. It carried forward the vintage mood of the previous segment but in Indian avatar.

The collection ended with a regal collection of gold, black and jeweled ensembles reminiscent of the India of the mid 20th century with its Baroque influences and distinctive style of Indo-European. Esha Gupta the showstopper for Grand Finale by Ritu Kumar at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week walked the ramp with great grace and poise in the royal collection.

Ritu Kumar's Collection

A model wearing dark green zardosi work velvet lehenga with a transparent dark green blouse that has red floral motifs.

Ritu Kumar's Collection

Models showcasing the grand finale couture collection of the famous designer. 

Ritu Kumar's Collection

A model wearing lehenga style saree over a full sleeve lace blouse. 

Ritu Kumar's Collection

A model donned in a Ritu Kumar's creation. A black saree with golden embroidery is teamed up with transparent black blouse.

Esha Gupta: Ritu Kumar's Showstopper

Dressed in a gorgeous black & gold lehenga skirt with a jacket from Ritu Kumar's couture collection, Esha looked like a Goddess.

Ritu Kumar's Collection

Esha Gupta with the fashion designer, Ritu Kumar.

Ritu Kumar's Collection

The collection ended with a regal collection of gold, black and jeweled ensembles reminiscent of the India of the mid 20th century.

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