The festive season normally prompts the resurgence of the traditional look.
However, with fashion getting bolder and brighter the look this season will be funkier, more feminine and exuding a greater degree of sensuality, says designer Babita Malkani, who recently launched her Metallurgy collection and stirred fashion rage in all over from Mumbai to Dubai and New York.
She says: â€œIn fashion & design, the role of the earliest metal known to man – copper – is assuming great emphasis. As an extension of my Metallurgy collection, I have focused on the usage and application of Copper in fabric as a colour, in embellishments, accessories, and embroideries in Ethnic, Western and Fusion collection. It is fashionable!â€
Babita says that copper threads and wires offer brilliant perspectives to designers. â€œIf you are looking for new, surprising fabric variation, copper wires and accessories offer unlimited creativity in the world of styling such as fabric creations with metals or creasing effect.â€
This festive season, the accent is projected to be on colours such as lifting green, cotillion red, deep pink, purple and eggplant all rendered with a metallic sheen and textured to fit into the festive look. Copper as an embellishment is also billed to be more popular this season as a fitting alternative to dull gold.
The emergence of jackets in lighter fabrics with surface texturing combined with fitted churidars in contrasting brocades will define this yearâ€™s silhouette.
Embroidery will be traditional; however one will definitely see the use of metallic threads as a fiber that adds texture. Here again copper will be the metal of choice due to its versatile nature and matt finish.