Kolkata Fashion Week features Ritu Kumar

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Kolkata, Sep 11 (ANI): Ace designer Ritu Kumar presented her collection on the first day of the star studded Kolkata Fashion Week.

Kumar opened her collection in black and gold with intricately worked garments giving the feeling of what could be described as India's version of minimal dressing.

The line consisted of silhouettes, which were equally varied and portrayed the hugely skilled craftsmanship and the designer's repertoire in evening gowns, chogas, long tunics, kutchi gathered coats worn over divided loose pants to give a kaleidoscope of images.

She felt that there was recession in the fashion business and there will be a shakeout.

"The recession of course is there and I have a feeling that there will be a shakeout and a lot of people will stop being in the business and a lot of people will survive. But this happens cyclically and it's nothing new," she said.

The surprise element of the show was that it interpreted the Indian aesthetic but this time in coats, trench and bomber jackets, all trimmed with leather and worn with tights and boots.

The coats are worn over painted T-shirts in vegetable colours, which are reminiscent of old masters.o wonder, the first day of the Kolkata Fashion week turned out to be just a beginning of things, bright and glossy.

Kolkata Fashion week is slotted to end with a bang, with a Manish Malhotra show on September 13 (ANI)

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