Goa, December 18 : Noted designer Wendell Rodricks showcased his Lounge Lizard collection in Panjim at the tourists' paradise Goa kicking off the much-awaited party season.
Rodricks' latest collection was an ensemble in black velvet, silver work and lots of tulle.
The collection has been inspired by and aimed at the young lounge reveller. All over India, the concept of a lounge or club has emerged as an integral part of entertainment.
The asymmetrical lines and sharp silhouettes along with electric mix of weaves and fabrics were the highlights of the show.
"The collection is looking great on the ramp. We have a lot of dark colours to start with because it is club wear basically for discos, and then we have gone into whites which is very pure and very Goa," said Rodricks.
In the relaxed yet energetic ambience, clothing was young, sexy, sporty and yet cocktail wear.
Singer Remo Fernandes and model Carol Gracias graced the occasion.
"He's got a very individual style, you know, among the Indian designers. What I love about him is that he doesn't depend on Indian cliche of the Raj's and Maharajas," said Fernandes.
Using a colour palette including black, aubergine, deep olive and silver, the Lounge Lizard collection by Rodricks uses diverse fabric woven or treated with a technological edge: Velvet is woven with lycra. Organza is heat treated to form pleats.
"It's always a pleasure. I love his clothes. I feel like a lady and very beautiful and all that sort of thing. I am doing the Wendell show for the second time in Goa. So I am very happy to be here again, many years later. And I feel as great as ever," said Carol.
The Wendell Rodricks signature style is unique in India, blending ancient Indian geometry with a relaxed Goan attitude. Using natural Indian fabrics, cut in a linear line, the silhouette is sheer, layered, draped and fluid.
The designer is referred to as the guru of minimalism in the Indian fashion industry, thus he has passed his signature style of minimalism, reinvented with a new creativity in his Lounge Lizard collection. (ANI)
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