Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2010 - Day 3 - Vijay Balhara - Borala Nautch

Flamboyant and vibrant, Vijay Balhara’s Collection “Borala Nautch” had every bit the fun element expected from the young designer. “Borala” means a traditional headgear of the Northern Women, while “Nautch” is derived from the Sanskrit word for dance: Nritya.
“Naach” was a popular dance style performed by young girls known as “Nautch Girls”. The culture of the performing art of Nautch rose to prominence during the later period of Mughal Empire, and the Company Rule . Dance as a form of entertainment and art was a rage with the Princely states and Nawabs. “Borala” was extensively used as a headgear in Vijay’s collection. With the silhouettes inspired from the motifs and the culturally rich clothing style of Nautch Girls, Vijay’s collection is for the Urban Woman not afraid to flaunt her individuality. The vivid color palette shows the designer’s penchant for experimenting. Blending rural influences seamlessly with urban sensibilities, Vijay has truly lived up to his reputation as an emerging designer to watch out for.

Using sensuous, natural fabrics like cotton with satin weave, mul, voil, linen and soft brocades, Vijay has created an interesting line including tunics, dresses, capes, jumpsuits, shrugs, skirts, and churidar pants. Playing with a wide color palette of ivory, beige, orange, pink, fuchsia, yellow and gold, and using embellishments like gold sequined kanthawork, resham thread embroidery, pipe work and cut daana work, Vijay’s collection definitely promises great things to come from his brand VJB.













Vijay takes a bow...

13 comments:

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy sunday to you so far away in India!;)

I´m dreaming of spring and summer! The colors are gorgeous, lovely to see rose and yellow!!

Have a beautiful sunny week ahead!

Syed (dapper kid) said...

I am absolutely loving the colours in those first few outfits, how wonderful :)

deep_in_vogue said...

Beautiful pieces, love the construction!

Reema said...

Love the head gear. Borala.

thetragicallychic said...

wow he looks good and his clothes look good too :)

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-what a stunning collection, thanks for sharing!!

Vintage Obsession said...

oh so gorgeous no the collection is ?:) i actually didn't know this designer will google for more :)

Taj Acosta said...

I really enjoyed the background that you provided on the history of the pieces that inspired the collection. This was a great piece you wrote. The collection looks so glam! xoxo
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SabinePsynopsis said...

Such interesting cuts and colours... Lovely collection!

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing these fabulous pics, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Haute World said...

Beautiful collection - thanks for sharing! I love the color palette and the gorgeous embellishments on some of the tunics!

The Goddess of Boho said...

Great stuff! LIF was great wasn't it? :)

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Buy Cialis said...

sorry if this sound unpolite, but as a man, all those designs are totally awful, I mean if you look closely all look similar to Arabia's night tales.