Friday, August 31, 2007

Rag Time : Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

Designers Aparna and Norden Wangdi gave a sneak peek into their line for the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week at the trendy restobar Chakraas at Hotel Samrat . While the inspiration of most designers has been esoteric - from Russian abstractionists to Turkish pottery - the Wangdis are spurred by rag dolls. "Our collection 'Back to Nevernever land' is a magical journey through childhood," said Norden. The two, who have been around for a while are known for their eclectic silhouettes and peppy stylisation and in this collection too, there's a reflection of that. There is a profusion of colours - from dazzling oranges to muted whites. With prints of rag dolls with vacant smiles on skirts, multi-layered dresses, trousers and overskirts, the collection has a relaxed, childlike feel that evokes a hint of nostalgia.