Splendour ‘n’ prowess
With thunder storms as part of the backdrop score, which later transcended to tribal drums, Rahul Singh’s collection brought a new ray after the cold and darkness of winter. For Spring Summer 2012, he used whites and indigo blues to portray his poetic sense. The shapes looked nicely crafted. There was a formal appeal to the collection. The extra characterised usage of pleating on white surfaces, gave a fresh look to the ensembles. The prints were dreamy abstracts and certain line drawing techniques like criss-cross shading and hatching were evidently visible. Formal shirts with scooped circular back necks and tied strings looked flirty. The head gears were angular and structured to give a sense of rigidity.
However, the silhouettes captured soft and harsh emotions rhythmically. Layering was used to look like feathers and fish scales. In addition, a sense of flow and free being was depicted through layered and handkerchief hemlines. Leggings were patched over with frayed square satin pieces. The solid white panels were mixed with broad blue diagonal lines.[tab:Photo Gallery]