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Monday, March 14, 2011

Indian designer unveils chess fashion collection at Lakme Fashion Week

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Hi everyone,

According to a special press release sent to us, Indian designer Amalraj Sengupta presented his 'In the Game of Chess' collection at the ongoing Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) in Mumbai today.

The collection included 32 garments - two sets of eight ensembles each, designed to provide perfect ready-to-wear options.

Moving into a more formal avant garde section, Amalraj merged the black and white colour duet into some interesting creations. Bringing to life his theme, Amalraj selected summer fabrics like cotton, linen, silk, organza, satin and chiffon. The construction was extreme with flaps, layers, pleats, pin tucks for both the men’s and women’s garments which almost gave them a space age feel.

For men, Amalraj visualized rolled front double breasted shirts, white pin tucked bib Ones or some with fully pleated sleeves. Zig zag closures for jackets or an elaborate sleeveless version, a light quilted waistcoat, the extended double shoulder coat and the final pleated cape layered in a magnificent shape gave a futuristic look to garments for the stronger sex.

Women’s wear was more subdued with pouched will- power mini, pin tucked asymmetric petal skirt dress, an extended sleeve layered flap creation, a folded tiered frilled gown and a double shoulder coat which were truly conversation pieces.

For a dual tone dramatic line of garments, Amalraj Sengupta’s Chess inspired collection for men and women will make all the right moves anywhere.

You can find a video of the collection at this link.

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  • At March 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It had to be a Bengali fashion designer who had to come up with this. In India if it's a Bengali, trust me, chess is a religion in the West Bengal region. Nice collection. Wish top stars would wear such stuff to tournaments. Or maybe they should have fashion shows between rounds. Good for sponsorship and audience. I bet.


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