Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lakme Fashion Week Day 5 - VJ Balhara

The 5th day of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer / Resort 2011, and I finally made it to the venue. I still can’t get over it. My favorite five days of the fashion season, and I missed them! Well, almost. I did make it to the 1.30 show where VJ sent his collection down the runway. I have already given you a preview of the collection, so won’t go into that again. All I can say is that from the very first strain of the music, it was a collection that had the audience swinging and applauding. VJ’s penchant for controlled drama was at play, as “Rustic Sophistication”, a collection in 100% cotton and chanderi unfolded in an inspired palette of lavender, fuchsia, turquoise, white, ivory and olive among other colors. Empire line smocks, cool summer pants, tunics with gathered hems, full pleated tents, drop crotch linen churidars, flared mul blouses, gypsy dresses, paisley embroidered skirts were all unusually styled with colorful birds in models’ hair, and exquisite, understated accessories that complimented the outfits, the collection bore the VJ Balhara stamp of edgy originality through and through. That the show was styled by VJ’s extremely talented wife Cynthia added a special touch to the event.

But what truly took everyone’s breath away was the showstopper, VJ’s muse Carol Gracias in a melon and taupe tiered circular Angarakha had the audience let out a collective gasp. And then, my favorite moment of every VJ show when the ex-model turned designer walked the ramp for a final bow, as the applause kept getting louder. When I first saw VJ’s designs, I saw in them a promise that finds substance with every new collection. Unfortunately, the show has left me with a dilemma. I am weighed down with the urgent need to lose ample weight to fit into one of VJ’s breathtaking designs. That, I hope will happen before his next collection.









All Photos Courtesy: Nitesh Square Photography

39 comments:

designchic said...

gorgeous fashions...the belts are fabulous!!

Couture Carrie said...

Divine runway selections, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh lovely pieces! I love those blue shorts
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Rustic sophistication - love it!

Prutha said...

i saw his collection and quite liked it
my other favs were

anupama dayal
Aparna & Nordan Wangdi :
masaba gupta
Pria Kataaria Puri
Vijay Balhara
Vaishali Shandangule

what did u think of these?

Audrey Allure said...

That necklace is gorgeous; beautiful looks!

Sunaina said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Nice pieces!

Marie said...

What a fun collection!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, the Sephora pad only comes in pink.

Happy Thursday!:D

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I am loving the tailored shorts! :)

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-what a vibrant lovely collection and a great review too! Thanks so much for your kind and lovely comment on my new venture, it is so much appreciated xxx

Tights Lover said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the turquoise!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

What a beautiful collection! I adore the model's hair! It looks so different and colorful! xxooxxoo

My Republic of Fashion said...

The material in those clothes look so light and easy to wear. Beautiful colours, also. :)SArahD

Venus In Virgo said...

Fun colors! I love that touch of the ribbon belts,makes the outfit complete XOXO

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Just gorgeous pieces, sweetie! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Angelica Ng said...

When you get a collective gasp from the audience, you know it's good! Nice colours.

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audelia said...

gorgeous photos xo

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Bonnie said...

I love living vicariously through people who go to Fashion Weeks.
I am, apparently, too uncool to go.
Psh, no, that's not it.
They are probably afraid that I would outshine the models.

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michelle_ said...

great collections !

thanks for stopping by at my blog !
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Haute World said...

These are incredible. Very impressive and you're right... that melon and taupe gown is the ultimate show stopper. Thanks for a wonderful review and pictures!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Loving all the beautiful colour combinations and the dress, the DRESS! It's amazing...

Dressing Up For Me said...

Love the mix of colors! I always have a penchant for light blue, neon green and that shade of pink. The necklace is gorgeous!

The Style Rawr said...

Absolutely love the bright colours- gorgeous!

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Nancie Mwai said...

love the clothes and the fact that your culture is clearly visible!x
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VjB said...

Dear Pratishtha , Thank ou so much for the great review and lovely runway pics/ I am truly grateful to all you lovely people who have left precious feedback and comments.
Much Love ..Vj

Tabatha said...

The orange dress is absolutely stunning :-)

Kavery said...

Hi and thanks for visiting. I'm following you now. Love the burst of colours at Indian fashion shows.

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hi lovely. The bright colours are so beautiful in these styles, especially like the blue and pink together...so vibrant and beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful week. ♥

xoxo
Rachel

Oh to Be a Muse said...

the stuff in their hair is pretty interesting, but i really like the clothing, especially the first pair of shorts.

Taj Acosta said...

That fist picture had me at hello!! Love those shorts what lovely pices!! thanks for sharing doll! how are things with you? xo

thesydneygirl said...

oolala! some gorgeous pieces there!!! x

Courtney Erin said...

I love the teal blue shade in some of these pieces, it's such a brilliant color!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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yiqin; said...

Aamazing! Lucky you get to go :)

t said...

Nice looks!

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Elekon said...

oh wow!simply adorable! I`m always fascinated by Indian colours of clothes!

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she851518 said...

You have really great work on fashion, I have also some collection on the Indian Fashion I hope you like it

Prutha said...

i like this collection

fashion bucket. said...

wow some of these pieces are incredible!

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total123 said...

I am for sure returning again for more contents of yours.

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