The excitement of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 saw a continued stir on Day Four at Johnnie Walker – The Journey show. The runway was ruled by very talented Gen Next designers, Asa Kazingmei, Abhishek Paatni and Ajay Kumar.
The three designers also presented a specially curated limited edition capsule collection inspired by Johnnie Walker’s iconic striding man. Show Stopper Ali Fazal brought the striding man to life in Asa’s stunning rendition of progressive fashion.
At the Johnnie Walker – The Journey show Asa Kazingmei made fashion lovers in the audience applaud his amazing creativity. The designer has catered to men’s and women’s wear buyers with the Bollywood starry clientele lining up for his edgy structured clothes with extreme detailing in leather and denim.
Asa on his association with Johnnie Walker- the Journey said,
“Inspired by ancient warriors with metal punk as the main focus and a touch of modern culture, my collection this season shows strength and courage of individuals through various aspects in their life. The outfits portray glamour and power and the message is to strive harder every day to be more. Our Johnnie Walker inspired collection is an extension of my belief that like the Striding Man, every individual must Keep Walking through whatever hardships come across our path.”
Asa has always presented fearless fashion and this season at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 he brought ‘Invincible’ haute couture with his customary strong, styling, elements for men’s and women’s wear which were the highlight of the collection.
Bringing a hint of fashionable aggression to his collection, the Winter/Festive 2017 look had courageous style elements with power dressing being at the crux of the look.
Asa worked only with a fabric base that comprised leather and denim but detailing was once again with the intelligent use of metal work that featured chains, spikes and fringes. The sharply cut garments in myriad silhouettes were further enhanced with clever embroidery.
The fierce glamazons who strode down the ramp very confidently wore leather waist coats, corsets, beaded fringed miniskirts, and moulded corset dresses with extended conical shoulder detailing.
The warrior like shoulder armour in leather and multiple belts that emerged from various angles ensured that the look was inspired by the furious action but made stylish fashion statements.
Foot wear for the men had to be calf high military boots, while the amazons moved in wearing gladiator stilettos Giving a modern twist to the breastplate, Asa offered it in leather with the most intricate and detailed designs to present a male/female wardrobe options that announced fearless but strong fashion elements.
Ending the show was the ‘true blue warrior’ Vidyut Jammwal, whose leather /denim jacket, multi pocket pant with zippered detailing and vest proved that he was all ready to fight it out. And that is just what the aggressive Vidyut, star of the great hits like ‘Commando’ and ‘Force’ did as he demonstrated his expertise with two swords in a perfect warrior like demeanour.
When it comes to attention grabbing clothes then ‘Invincible’ haute couture by Asa Kazingmei will be the collection that individualistic personalities will rush to when they want to be the fashion warriors that battle mundane trends.
On the collaboration, Vijay GR, Sr. GM, Marketing at Diageo India said
“Fashion has always been a strong reflection of change and progress within a culture and through a creative partnering with the Next Gen designers we are very happy have to bring forth a Johnnie Walker – The Journey capsule collection that celebrates the forward moving persona of the striding man.”