Go copper this Diwali

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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.

HauteLook.com - Members exclusive premium online sample sale The Metallurgy-Coppertone collection uses copper as the theme metal, and is used in embellishments on an eggplant palette that is simply stunning.

She says: “In 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!”

Babita says that copper threads and wires offer brilliant perspectives to designers. “If 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.”

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 year’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.

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