Importing her inspiration from overseas, Ragini Ahuja for her ‘Ikai‘ label dazzled with her collection “Tribe” at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Bringing forth her love for different cultures and traditions, ace designer, Ragini was highly influenced by Japanese ethics. Creating an amalgamation of the old and new, the collection was born with a futuristic oriental backdrop. After her collection, “Metal” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014, she took a bold new step as she ventured into more traditionally based attire.
Silhouettes that flattered the theme of this collection and were the focal point consisted of boxy anti-fits with leather appliques, Obis and elegantly tasseled accessories. Japanese cranes, cherry blossoms, staple waves against the big red dot and old-world Sashiko patterns were merged together to form ethnic thread and applique artworks for the collection. Kimono cut shirts and tunics, pleated pants and skirts and big boxy dresses formed the crux of the collection.
The shades of colors chosen were subtle beige, grey, powdery blue and navy paired with Japanese blood red, which complemented the collection with ambiguous dexterity. Creations that captivated were the navy blue high waist bikini with white polka dots grouped together with a sheer striped overcoat jacket. The black and white printed bra-lette and midi box pleated skirt with white stitched detailing had a marked tribal look.
Trendsetting and contemporary, “Tribe” by Ragini Ahuja for her label Ikai should be ‘a must’ in every diva’s closet, which will make them feel confident and international.