Riyaz Gangji – Libas
This summer wedding collection by Riyas Gangji brings to Kochi bridal ensembles with voluminous lines and rich embroideries intricately woven over jewel toned bodies. For the men, the look ranges from western to indo-western with slim jackets and snazzy cuts. The designer has aimed to keep it subtle yet soothing. It captured the festive Indian wedding spirit, with the models breaking into a quick dance move while on the ramp. Fashion Choreographer Lovell Prabhu sure did bring some serious entertainment value to the platform.
Archana Kochhar for Copperstone – Bar Code
First of its kind men’s clothing line for summer resort 2012, inspired by the simple yet precise moves of stripes & checks in ebony & ivory, keeping the feel relaxed and casual. The cold blacks were paired with ethereal whites with a splash of neon.
Vivek Karunakaran – Tres Chic
Inspired by the global traveller, Tres Chi is Vivek Karunakaran’s interpretation of a new age grunge chic. Celebrating the ancient art of Kalamkari, and juxtaposing this with the uberchic fashion quotient of today, the collection unfolds a range of dramatically layered silhouettes. Trimmed with metallic zippers and metal sequins, garments are interestingly fragmented through layering and paneling. Vivek Karunakaran has indeed stayed true to his own unique style of tweaking the traditional and hence giving birth to what’s contemporary.