2012. Incorporating his design ideology with different patterns of
linear and block printing in a palette of off-whites, blacks, maroons,
pale yellow and washed blues, he maintained a simplistic approach. The
shapes were a mix of lose and well constructed bodies. The linear
geometry was presented with a bend. Vertical lines were broken in
definitive pattern to look afresh. The horizontal ones formed outer
layer in the shapes of formal and casual silhouettes. Square stoles
muffled round the necks were highlighted with jet black yarn tassels.
Few other forms of accessories included braided off-white strings
flowing from front to the back of a trouser to create a casual look.
The overlays were in the form of aprons with ‘qashquai’ motifs losely
tied at the back. The men’s shapes varied from cropped pants to
cut-work coat jackets. The block printing was used excessively and
looked gorgeous on earthy tonal surfaces. Another important elements
were placements of plackets, absence of side-seams on knee-length
auxiliary layers and bias tapes to highlight the princess lines.
Bahl’s amalgamation this season was a cultural flash back. [tab:Photo Gallery]