It was glamour of a bygone era that took over the ramp at 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017.
Jayanti Reddy, known for her glamorous, ethnic, fusion, formal wear created a gorgeous collection for the festive season. Inspired by the colours and fashion of the Byzantine period, which was seen during the Roman Empire, Jayanti brought the razzle-dazzle of the past onto the ramp.
There was a variety of silhouettes with lehengas, jackets, shararas, blouses, shawls, tunics and pants. The ensembles worked wonders in accentuating women’s curves with fitted and flared shapes. Numerous blouses offered a fashion twist – either asymmetric hemline, peplum fits or were teamed with full-length jackets. Heavy ruffles and exaggerated tassels added to the royal element in the collection.
While the silhouettes were relatively conservative, it was the golden embellishments that Jayanti scored with. They were rich and opulent and used with great care so as to highlight the salient points of the ensembles without looking too exaggerated or over the top.
The rich fabrics like silks, velvets and tulles were ideal for the creations but it was the construction and the colours that were the focal point of the garments. Deep hues of smoky grey, rich mustard, royal blue, elegant mauve, hot pink, pastel teal and dramatic black, gave intense style directions to the garments.
The show ended with talented Bollywood actor, Aditi Rao Hydari, who looked like a Byzantine period princess in a black full-flared lehenga, maxi Anarkali style jacket, soft gold bandeau blouse and dupatta – all embroidered in golden hues.
When it is superlative glamour and regal attire that women long for, Jayanti Reddy’s Byzantine line is the one that will deliver the right silhouettes.