"Ludo and Ladders" at LFW
"Ludo and Ladders" was the interesting title of designer Digvijay Singh's men's and women's collection for Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2014. Inspired by the childhood games of Ludo as well as Snakes and Ladders, the colours and the motifs of the two games were perfectly reflected on the garments by Digvijay.
Using a mix of silk, cotton, viscose blends along with interesting khaatla embroidery from Gujarat, the creations also had digital and block prints. Staying true to the Indo-western fusion silhouettes for both sexes there were shades of red, blue, green and yellow that moved stylishly up and down the easy shapes, while beige, khaki and grey were the basic hues.
For women's wear Digvijay had long layered bias kurtas in crinkle silk with ombre effects. Translucent fabrics over strong prints gave a delicate feminine effect to the flared creations. Lean long tubes had long sleeved printed covers, while the saris echoed the prints of the theme worn with long sleeved jersey cholis or fluid kurtas. One of the constant creations was the soft peplum jackets matched with maxis or bias cut tents.
Men's wear remained restrained with a collection of bundies in shades of grey and black prints, a Jodhpuri jacket in beige/brown checks as well as a solitary western jacket thrown in to balance the look.
The showstopper was Bollywood's handsome star Ali Fazal from the movie "Fukrey" in a stylish black Jodhpuri jacket.
For a fun filled collection, Digvijay Singh offered a colourful line that will delight the fashion conscious men and women.
Footwear was Provided by Reliance Footprint.
(Posted on 13-03-2014)