Thursday, April 21, 2011

Shrekahnth: Dubai Fashion Week

DFW FW11: Shrekahnth

Having launched his first collection at DFW 2010, Shrekanth returned with his futuristic 3D-themed 2011 Fall/Winter line.

Flowing outfits were accompanied by elaborate head-dresses influenced by planetary symbols. With digital prints ranging from the natural to abstract images of space, the outfits utilised muted winter shades with dashes of colour in the form of geometric patterns.I nspired by Filippo Marinetti's ideas on futurism, the 24-piece collection presented straight silhouettes and futuristic cuts.

Known for his signature digital printing and his meticulously researched designs, Shrekahnth's outfits once again used minimal embellishments and allowed the prints to hold on their own.

Control boards and military-inspired prints representing the machine age were teamed with multi-hued patterned piping. Jumpsuits with astronomical patterns were followed by structured long dresses in satin and Habotai (China silk).

Models sashayed to the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, as the Shrekhanth logo glowed in 3-D in the background. The audience was asked to wear supplied 3D glasses, as outfits with fluid patterns created the illusion of movement on still fabric. Shrekanth announced plans to start an accessories label, ‘Medusa’, which will comprise handmade creations from Germany.

Photo Cortesy: Dubai Fashion Week

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