LFW: Narendra Kumar highlights social causes
Mumbai, Mar 22 : Highlighting the growing aspirations of the Indian youth vs. policy makers, ace designer Narendra Kumar once again sent a strong social message through his hard hitting fashion presentation at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2013.
"The Thought Police" was a show aimed at the new generation that wants its voice to be heard.
To the strains of A R Rehram's "Vande Matram" a battalion of the Thought Police wielding batons and carrying the flag of the regiment lined the ramp. It was rebellion of the fashionable kind as Narendra brought his women's and men's wear onto the runway.
The story started with beige, yellow, electric, fuchsia and orange hues, signifying the energy of the youth and further moved to black and white to register the bleak outlook of the future.
The men's and women's lines featured sharp tailored silhouettes that Narendra is renowned for.
Women's wear had dresses, skirts, jackets, trousers and sportswear; while for the male dresser Narendra, who had introduced bright colours for trousers in the past, now took the trend further with vibrant shades for jackets and shoes to denote a free spirited look for men's wear.
Linen and silk was splashed with digital prints, appliques, embroidery and a wild play of colours.
The rose motif appeared to highlight the shirts, blouses, skirts and dresses. The peplum skirt, the embroidered padded shoulder asymmetric jackets, the silk printed tunic and the Lurex cropped pants were great stylish wear.
The cutaway organza blouse, canary yellow pleated shorts, fluid pants and the elegantly tailored blouses had the Narendra Kumar touch.
For the black evening line, the tonal shimmer added to the glitter on the jackets, trousers and waistcoat.
Men's wear with unstructured one-button jackets, Bermudas, colour blocked and printed Tees were a great casual wear story. But when it came to tuxedos, Narendra chose velvet for one entry and gave the next dinner jacket an exaggerated bow tie.
The show stoppers were Nehru's Independence Day speech on the ramparts of the Red Fort and the Bob Marley hit "Get Up Stand Up".
It was a collection that will be applauded by the youth of India and global generation for its sartorial aspects.
"The Thought Police" by Narendra Kumar gave a clarion call to awaken and act.