MUMBAI: Fashion designer Sidharta Aryan's collection, "Cosmogene" was a visually stunning representation of human thought and emotion as well as a tribute to technological advances made by mankind at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012.
With elements from his previous collection, 'Steam Punk', "Cosmogene" incorporated tribal, futuristic as well as the older steam punk influences. Silhouettes were heavily structured and contoured the body to intriguing, exaggerating shapes.
The line also showcased some of the strong almost avant-garde shoulders, which were seen in the previous season but also toned it down to appeal a wider group of buyers. Printed bodysuits, see through pants, layered dresses, and damask-like robes wowed the audience.
Using digital prints, Sidharta Aryan focused more on the detailing of his garments, embellishing them heavily by using springs, pieces of metal, raw jute cords, beads, tassels, shells and even feathers. A number of fabrics were used from silks to lace and gauze for his dresses which also came in a number of digital prints inspired by tribal motifs like tiger stripes.
The colour palette consisted of black, grey and white, while terracotta shades were added for an earthy feel to the collection. Daring and loud, Cosmogene by Sidharta Aryan was truly out of this world. Dare to be different.
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