Eshaa Amiin | Lakmé Fashion Week A/W 2016
'Forest Nior' is the diffusion collection by Eshaa Amiin, enchanting the audience with its perception of the deep dark forest on the runway. The profundity of the peaceful place was carefully projected by the collection, and different techniques helped in creating the scene.
Laser cutting, scalloping, 3D appliqués in cotton stretch and quilting in self-textured brocade, delicately placed on panels on sheer organza, became the part of the act on the ramp. The monochrome palette of black and white with hints of grey and red worked beautifully in digital prints, to describe the moon, which provides light in the dark forest. These elements came through the edgy wearable silhouettes.
Eshaa presented a line of strong, sculpted garments that captivated each and everyone. An array of punk-rock gowns and dresses with flared tulle bottom half, almost like the perfect senior prom outfits for a gothic princesses out there. Side cut-out, asymmetrical layering, rough edges, thigh-high side slits were the risqué elements that added the required sensuality to this all dark brooding lines.
A balanced combination of digital prints and metallic ornamentation reinforced this already power packed collection. The colour range was charcoal black with a hint of ashen grey that created the mysterious aura.
The former Miss Universe 2000, Lara Dutta graced the ramp in an elaborate, pitch-black, fish-tail gown with sequined off-the-shoulder detail and an exaggerated flouncy hem that made the pageant holder look ultra glamorous.