New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Top-of-the-line designer Malini Ramani today put on view her collection 'Hippie who loves to travel to exotic locales of the World' on the fifth and last day of the Delhi Fashion Week, spelling oomph and high-octane glamour with a sense of freshness attached to it.
Talking to UNI, Malini said, ''My collection is inspired by her testimony to the contrasting cultures of these places and her understanding of the fashion trends over there. The collection is like a fusion of fashion elements picked from different parts of the world, but not chaotic in the loom.'' ''My mother and I share totally different design aesthetics from each other and our take on cuts and fabrics is also dissimilar,'' she said, adding ''but, the cuts in this collection of mine are very much in sync with that of my mother, Bina Ramani. Her choice of colours for the season is very bright and eye-catching that includes vibrancy of yellows, golden, silver, cremes, beiges and blacks.'' ''Her story revolves around fabrics like a special kind of knit called cotton viscose, satin, crushed-free cotton accented with a hint of shimmer and shine,'' she explained.
''Though I have used lots of different embroideries, the forms of 'ikat' work has been profusely used. Fact is that I am a little biased towards 'ikat'...I find them so interesting and alluring to work with. The collection will also see a play with drapes and pleating defined in kaftans, short dresses and harem pants,'' she elaborated.
''My models donned a hippie look,'' she beamed.
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