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Lakme Fashion Week: Ridhi Mehra Sekhri mixes it up

Constantly striving to modernise, the designer presented unique aesthetics in an amalgamation of five different cultures

IANS
12:05 February 5, 2018
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For Lakme Fashion Week summer-resort 2018, designer Ridhi Mehra Sekhri wooed the audience with her Cinco collection that defined mystique glam.

Constantly striving to modernise, the designer presented unique aesthetics in an amalgamation of five different cultures that had shaped her past collections on the finale day of the fashion gala.

The silhouettes were a fusion of Islamic, Indian, Spanish, French and Chinese art forms, rendered with a high level of workmanship. The mastery of the silhouettes lay in marrying Japanese prints with Indian Mughal prints.

Enchanting the audience with her design directions that were every bit wearable, Sekhri’s innovative and high on glamour quotient was the main highlight of the Spanish open jackets and fringed epaulettes that were juxtaposed with delicate French flared sleeves.

Immaculately tailored attire with printed Islamic motifs were brought alive by Indian drapes and indigenous embroidery. Ensuring that the ensembles are inventive yet commercial, Chinoiserie and Islamic prints were blended. Sharp tailoring was beautifully entwined with conventional fits for each silhouette.

Premium quality embellishments like jaal, tassels, zardosi, ostrich feathers and bugle beads were dramatically used to create optical illusions. Sekhri gave the garments a modern twist and yet retained their originality with gotta work that gave a contemporary update and turned them into a lyrical, stylish line of clothes.

Bollywood actress Pooja Hegde looked divine in a stunning white creation that featured an embellished bodice replete with silver and tulle that flowed into a white, luxurious skirt that skimmed the floor.