Rohit Bal ends the Wills India Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2015 with a spectacular finale! The show was truly larger than life held at Quli Khan’s tomb with the beautiful Qutub Minar against a moonlight night as the backdrop and classical singer Shubha Mudgal singing soulful raags adding to the ambience. Presenting his new collection “Gulbagh”, Rohit Bal was influenced by the opulence of the Kashmir valley and its numerous Mughal gardens.
Models lit up the ramp at as they emerged from the historic monument and walked down the 50- feet runway. Models were adorned by Rohit Bal’s stunning creations, which are reminiscent of bygone periods. The Gulbagh collection features 90 pieces that are exquisitely embroidered exclusively showcased for Wills India Fashion Week.
Rohit Bal used floral motifs in a variety of ways - wild roses blossomed on lehengas, long skirts, sarees and anarkalis. Luxurious fabrics consisting of chanderis, matka silk, velvet and mulmul were used to give the bridal outfits a royal look. While majority of the silhouettes were traditional like the full skirts, the long jackets, the anarkalis and jodhpuris, the top-wear consisted of velvet kedeo blouses, peplum tops and cropped boleros while men wore fitting achkans in the same colour scheme.
Every change of song indicated a change in the colour scheme boasted of tones that were white and ivory moving onto yellow and oranges, crimsons and oxblood finally leading to black. The chief colours were highlighted with jewel tones like fuchsia, dazzling blue and lime greens.
As for the hair and make- up, it was kept to a minimum due to the intricacy and detailing of the designs. Interestingly, the models had scented red roses entwined in their hair and the men wore turbans in a variety of colours.
The suave Arjun Rampal, the showstopper at the finale of Wills India Fashion Week was wearing a black velvet bandhgala jacket subtly embroidered with roses and black jodhpurs with leather shoes.
At the end of the show, Rohit Bal got a standing ovation and deservedly so. The Wills India Fashion week finale was magical with the extravagance of the location and the lavish collection complemented by the classical tunes.
The showcase is undeniably a reminder of India’s magnificent past that still exists today through design.
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