Monday, September 14, 2009

Kolkata Fashion Week - Ritu Kumar

The Czarina of Indian Haute Couture, Ritu Kumar, presented her collection on the first day of the Kolkata Fashion Week. Featuring her characteristic designs with exquisite blending of the Indian handicrafts with contemporary mediums, Kumar’s collection opened in black and gold, with varied silhouettes to suit the modern Indian woman. The collection comprised of evening gowns, long tunics, chogas, kutchi gathered coats worn over loose pants, all incorporating the exquisite skills of a hugely skilled designer. The theme was taken further by marrying the Indian aesthetic with coats, trench and bomber jackets, all trimmed with leather and worn with tights and boots. The color palette was rich and vivid, in the true Ritu Kumar style. The designer called her collection a tribute to the craftsmen of West Bengal, as she marked it as a celebration of forty years of the Ritu Kumar label.





20 comments:

dapper kid said...

Oh wow that first look is absolutely stunning! What beautiful detailing work. Hope you're having a lovely day dear :)

Sydnie said...

These pictures are just gorgeous! The collection is just magical. I love the colors and the detailing!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

The Haute-Shopper said...

These are stunning. I love the way traditional outfits are molded with more contemporary elements. They're so vibrant and beautifully crafted. I think the first and last are my absolute favorites, though they're all gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)

Pratishtha Durga said...

Dapper Kid: I know! That's my favorite look too. I love the turban.
Sydnie: Ritu Kumar is known for her exquisite details. her signature, in fact.
Haute-Shopper: That's the lovely thing about her collections. They are all stunning. She dresses our Miss India contestants for the International pageants, btw.

Laura Trevey said...

Gorgeous!!

thanks for visiting...
have a beautiful day ~~

xo laura
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CC said...

The first one is gorgeous! I am really not that big a fan of Indian designers because their stuff doesn't really appeal to me - its nice, but just not my kinda taste.
Though I do like Falguni and Shane Peacock. :)

Xx

Eri said...

Hello,

Many thanks for all the comments!

I absolutely adore the opulence of the fabrics, some great photos here, I really like the first one.

thesydneygirl said...

wow love this collection! it's wonderful! thanks for sharing :) x

missmasala said...

Wow! Those outfits are stunning!

CULTURE CREATORS said...

THX for the comment sweets:) Lovely inspirations...

CC

ambika said...

Oh wow, love these--the blue & green is so rich.

Jowy said...

Amazing colours and prints!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

prashant said...

These pictures are just gorgeous! The collection is just magical. I love the colors and the detailing!

Work from home India

The Goddess of Boho said...

Last one's really something isn't it?
Love the colours
Love the combination

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