May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Feb 20, 2015
New York: The inspiration for Narciso Rodriguez A/W 15 show ‘Indian maharajas’ wasn’t luculent. The colours, the embroideries and a certain layering were indication for its point of origin. The silhouettes became long and lean, nearly floor grazing, waistlines were high, all in Rodriguez’s minimal nature. Inside belted vests, sheer bodysuits and bandeau tops covering the bust emphasised a streamlined slim silhouette. The show started off with a monochrome colour palette of black and white moving into a soft blush pink and Marigold which was referring back to the vibrant colours of the maharajas. Beautiful beadwork adorned dresses in Rodriguez manner and embroidered traced hand-sketched flowers reflecting the craftsmanship of the ornate visual traditions of Indian royalty. An alluring purist collection executed in its finest possible way.- Christa Kaufmann
Theme: Indian maharajas in its purest way
Key Items: Long Vest / Wrap skirt / Turtleneck / Leather top / High waist trousers trouser / Sleeveless coat / Jumpsuit / Slip dress / Coat / Collarless coat / Sleeveless dress / Column dress / Bias-cut one shoulder dress
Colour: Black / Ivory / Blush pink / Apricot / Marigold / Yellow / Pale lime / Midnight blue / Stone / Off-white / Copper
Materials and Trims: Wool / Silk Jersey / Engineered knit / Leather / Double face cashmere / Tweed / Crepe Tweed / Lace / Silk lurex / Chiffon
Print and Pattern: Delicate hand-drawn florals
Footwear and Accessories: Platform mule / Sling back pump / Ankle strap pump / Satchel bag / Geometric shaped Clutch /Twisted bracelet / Twisted metal choker
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