Lakme Fashion Week: Crimzon
Brandish's Will has been the other LFW, Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai where he gives us the lowdown on the Crimzon show: The Crimzon show's main theme consisted of chunky pieces in gold and back. I felt rather sorry for the designers who had to follow the absolutely breathtaking Little Shilpa collection and as a result this collection just seemed too commercial and safe. This wasn't helped by the designer stating at the after-show press conference that she worked with gold "because it is liked internationally" and not because she had been on an exotic expedition to North India where she had been inspired by the Maharajas and Moguls while sipping White tea in a hot air balloon (as one would always prefer to hear.)
All in all it was nice to see the designer work with proportion in that all the bags were over-sized and necklaces were worn as if they were scarves: draping over the models and achieving a sort of liquid-like quality. Belts featured large stones and gold clasps while bracelets were absolutely gorgeous cuffs adorned with the most intricate patterns.
With a keen use of colour and subtle but wonderful embellishment, this is a label that could become note-worthy if the designer concentrates more on quality and innovation and less on the department store buyers in the front row.
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