Crowning Glory: Day 5 of DFW sees collections of Preeti and James

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New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The last day of the Delhi Fashion Week witnessed high-end designers Preeti Chandra and James Ferreira showcasing their collections, taking wings from the realms of imagination to reality and thus weaving magic in the process with comely and becoming models bathed in affluence and tastefully attired in luxury sauntering down the runway at a sedate pace and swishing poise, eclat and definite volume during two high-octane shows.

The day started with Preeti's Spring Collection 2009, inspired and reminiscent of the magnificent courtly costumes of Uzbek and atristocracy. Bold and lush prints used in her creation were embellished with crystals and beads. Her collection in her inimitable style brought to memory a fragrance of the bygone era that was prevalent and which stood for intrigue and romance.

Talking to UNI, Preeti said: '' Folk fresh is my philosophy, and as folk tends to be very heavy, so I like mixing it with something more modern like tartans.'' She said she epitomised Boho-chic and her clothes were a master class in neo-folk, which had an eclectic vision of bold prints and patch work on chiffons.

The designs had long-flowing gowns with fitted bodices, exotic Arabian pants teamed with intricately embroidered jackets in brilliant shades, she explained, adding the peasant tops had a south of the border feel and folk boho clothes were said to be the top fashion trends this year.

Preeti's costumes expressed colour, optimism and happiness, all the qualities that spring brings along with it. Styles were refreshingly upbeat and unique in bold prints, also soft romantic floral, with flowing silhouettes with concerntric layering...further accentuated with the use of tassels and flowing scarves.

On the other hand, James chose to let his fashion acumen do all the talking. His collection's theme was 'Blended Medieval&Renaissance. A mogul court come alive.' The couturier got inspired by 'New Enchantress of Florence' by Salman Rushdie.

It included draped one-piece of fabric, one seam and comfortable dressing in drawstring, which had a palette of colours encompassing yellow, gold, pink, off white and black, earning kudos and thunderous applause from the audiences. But both the shows lacked the celebrity quotient as crowd pullers and showstoppers were hardly there to be seen and only some celebrities dressed up to the nines could be spotted in the mingling crowds.

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