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Vasundhara Mantri | Lakme Fashion Week Winter 2015 Review

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vasundhara_2015_collection_lakme_fashion_week_winter_black_dress_one_shoulderVasundhara Mantri’s collection was showcased at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015 yesterday. The collection was titled ‘Blurred Lines’ although it was anything but. With the 3d-edge geometric jewelry pieces and one-sleeved slitted silhouettes, Vasundhara Mantri’s lines were bold!

If I took a first look at the collection’s picture gallery I put below, I’d be led into thinking for a split-second that I were looking at Valentino’s hugely popular Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection that had received a standing ovation last month. But, no no – I remind myself, this isn’t.

It does remind one of Valentino’s collection in more ways than one – a collection entirely using raven black and bright red as the only two colors, solid-colored pieces with gold jewelry, use of the headpiece, one-shouldered dresses, using black lace for the showstopper, all adorned with exotic gold jewelry.

I’ll compare the two collections some more with pictures:

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“It does remind one of Valentino’s collection in more ways than one – a collection using raven black and bright red , solid-colored pieces with exotic, gold jewelry, use of the headpiece, one-shouldered dresses, using black lace for the showstopper.”

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The jewelry by Vasundhara Mantri was the most striking part. 3d geometric pieces that aren’t necklaces or belts but contraptions that at times remained like shoulder necklaces or bracelets or headpieces, and at times merged the necklaces with belts to form the outfit itself. Some even combined the elements of traditional Indian jewelry like circular floral motifs with chains.

3d geometric jewelry has been in vogue since much of last year, especially made popular by designers such as Titania Inglis and Mei Lee. Images below give a glimpse of Tatiana’s designs from Spring Summer 2014 collection that made waves in the fashion industry. It is interesting to have Vasundhara Mantri make a case for the futuristic design typology in the Indian context.

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Vasundhara Mantri’s Jewelry (top and right) has similar typology as the 3-D geometric designs by Titania Inglis (bottom left) from her Spring Summer 2014 collection

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3-D architectural necklace by Mei Lee

“3d geometric jewelry has been in vogue since much of last year, especially made popular by designers such as Titania Inglis and Mei Lee.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vasundhara Mantri Winter 2015 Collection at Lakme Fashion Week: Gallery

gaurav_gupta_autumn-winter_2015_elie_saab_fall_similar_Also read: Gaurav Gupta Autumn Winter 2015 Couture Collection Bears Resemblance to Elie Saab Fall Winter 2015-2016 Couture Collection.

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  1. Jess

    August 31, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Interesting read

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