It is precisely moments like these that make me love fashion as much as I do. In the constant barage of images and the homogeny of one fashion week to the next, it happens. Something new emerges – but not for the mere sake of being new. Sometimes a simultaneous moment from the past and the future is captured to enhance our present.
It happened at the Kiran Uttam Ghosh show, part of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW09.
Echoing the legends of the maharajahs, models emerged in jewel-toned jodhpurs. Paired with plaids and prints, the tones spoke eloquently, rather than screamed in-your-face glamour. Embellishment was certainly evident, but subtle, soft. The patterns may have originated in palaces, but they are not pretentious here, yet still somehow grand.
This is modern India, at its finest.