From New York Fashion Week to Paris Fashion Week, a month of fashion shows has come to an end. It seems that a lot of designers look beyond borders for inspiration for their collection. Gucci showcased clothing items inspired by Japanese Kimono’s, while Valentino presented heavily embroidered garments inspired by different cultural elements. The orient is hot! (and I am not talking about the temperature). For those who have had their western dose of fashion, but still seek to be inspired by the east, I have good news: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week is coming up next week and Fashion Forward, Dubai follows a week after.
Whenever I review runway shows I look at different elements, like the creativity of the designer, the craftsmanship, the fit and finish of the garments, quality of the fabrics, the artistic references and eventually I review the entire picture. Just like most high street brands look at runway shows to produce fashionable items according to the latest trends, I view them to search for looks of my liking so I know what to look for in the shops. I get inspired.
Runway Review: A collection by RSVP
One of my favorite collections from Premia India Runway Week 2013 was one by RSVP designer duo Roli and Saurabh. You can read their profile here: https://thefashionorientalist.com/2013/08/10/india-runway-report/
The designs of this collection are inspired by clothing from the renaissance period. The use of yellow, green and red makes it an interesting but contrasting color palette. The colors really remind me of autumn leaves. I think the designers from RSVP aren’t afraid to take a risk and think out of the box. Their designs are quite artistic. The dramatic black print/patterns set the theme and are a recurring style of decoration throughout this collection. The silhouettes are mostly modern and western, while there are some traditional Indian styles present like a simple dark sari with beautiful yellow embroidery. This item is one of my favorites from this collection.
RSVP really excels at embroidery design. I zoomed in on a skirt from this collection in the gallery to show you the beauty of the embroidery. This vibrant red item has a regal feel to it, the gold threadwork is immaculate. I love the bottom layers of embroidery with floral patterns. I could look at the intricate embroidery on this skirt for hours, absolutely stunning!
Another favorite is a long length, green gown. The luxurious fabric flows beautifully. I also love the chest/back detail, which looks like a bolero from the front but is actually a part of the dress.
I think some pieces from this collection work better than others due to their artistic nature, but overall it is a nice collection with stunning details. RSVP has put a lot of effort in details and embroidery, the craftsmanship sure is praise worthy.
For more information about RSVP visit: rsvpcollection.co/