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LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK Winter/Festive 2011: Babita Malkani.


Suffusing versatility and modernistic approach in designs, Babita Malkani unleashed a distinctive collection based on a contemporary ethnic platform exhuming industrial glamour. Conceptualizing a fusion of art and fashion entitled Metalmorphosis, the meticulous sculptural disposition in collection not only appeared gallant, but also carried the feminine feel. The morphing of metal on the fabric introduced unique experimentation which derived the look for display at the Autumn Winter 2011.

Defining the unusual notion, the collection neatly showed artistic expressions and inspiration taken from sculptures for which she spent hours with her friend and world renowned sculptor- Arzan Khambhat­­ta, in order to draw references and styling inspirations.
Babita Malkani revealed an exclusive combination of raw metals and fabrics which incorporated discarded metal pieces such as nuts, bolts, screws and metal sheets. Despite bearing a reflection of cortein steel and rusting on fabrics including metal distressing, the creation did not give an impression of metallic fabrics.

Though quite radical in its technique, and unusual in terms of a concept, the collection is extremely wearable, emerges as perfect for any occasion and rightfully epitomizes a complete formal evening wear collection. The gorgeous range of free-flowing and drape-style outfits will be unveiled in three different looks, featuring different colour palettes and silhouettes.

The collection encompassed shades of charcoal grey, black, wine, taupe and Prussian blue interspersed with some unrevealed methods of rusting and clamping dyeing techniques to accentuate the motif of attaining an industrial glamorous look.

Designer Babita Malkani and Kalki.
Photos credit: Babita Malkani


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