Swapnil Shinde, an accomplished, talented and the most loved designer among the fashion aficionados displayed an amazing set of collections with his uber, modish, eccentric designs christened as FROZEN FRAGILITY at Lakme Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter 2012 on 6th August 2012, at 7.30 pm in Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
The collection was inspired from the horror flicks of the Hindi film industry from the late 50’s and early 60’s. References included a vision of the lead actress in a white sari with her pallu flying in the air, crystal chandeliers whistling through the wind, the hero with his rigid tweed blazers, the gothic symbolism and finally romance.
The silhouettes were inspired from the late 50’s and early 60’s a sort of confined imagery of what women should look like in those times, cinched waists, big shoulders, exaggerated sleeves, full volume skirts. Colour story incorporated jet black, ivory, shades of slate and steel blue, blood red and sunflower yellow.
FROZEN FRAGILITY embodied a very realistic line of ensembles with just the right touches of drama and fashion.
Designer Swapnil elatedly shares his views, “My collection is fascinated with the effects of wind on fabric in particular the synthesis of structure and chaos, the idea was to have surrealistic approach to fabric manipulation, folding, pleating, fit, silhouette and structure blending fluidity with a certain level of rigidity, freezing fabric flying, providing a visual treat to the fashionistas. I am sure it will be a show – stopping spectacle.”
Swapnil’s show witnessed many popular celebrities like Sameera & Sushma Reddy, Huma Qureshi, Anushka Manchanda, Karishma Tanna, Apoorva and Shilpa Agnihotri, Bruna Abdullah, Michelle and Delna Poonawala.