Architect, interior designer, artist,, and now fashion designer, Pinakin Patel has worn many creative hats. His occasion-wear couture collection launched at Stage One during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 was a glamorous line that will delight the hearts of global fashion connoisseurs.
Stage One was transformed into an ethereal venue where Pinakin Patel’s stunning A Midsummer Night’s Dream collection with 12 neither fusion nor Indo-Western dramatic installations was viewed by a very appreciative audience. It was an haute summer line with oodles of sparkle that was creatively used on the garments. Brought to center stage was organza, a fabric Pinakin loves, along with hints of chiffon and net, which were merged in a very unconventional form.
The audience was transported to a world of serenity and peace, as Stage One was transformed into a beautiful replica of a garden. The atmosphere was created with grass carpet floor, an acrylic swing, the sound of birds chirping, the gentle fall of water, and trees all around with the models artistically posing like statues.
The highlight of the sexy, graceful ensembles was ingenious texturing with embroidery, origami, sequins, feathers, laser cut, metalwork, French knots, and pearls all amalgamated on the creations to focus on their beauty. An origami sari was teamed with a stylishly worked jacket. A high-waist pearl embellished skirt appeared with a feminine cropped 3D textured top. A diamante encrusted blouse looked sensational with a maxi skirt, while an ornate embroidered blouse with an unconventional shirt collar was worn with a shaded sari. A long sleeve shimmering white choli, a neoprene version, and a simple long kurta were emphasized with a dupatta embellished with wooden bead work. Fragile petalled flowers, a specialty of Pinakin, were the stand-out point of the collection.
The color story was serene and sophisticated with nude, oyster, and tangerine giving way to pale pink and grass green. Exotic floral and fabric hair accessories, colorful plaits and jeweled necklaces further enhanced the beauty of the ensembles.
For the ultimate occasion wear option, Pinakin Patel’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be an ideal showstopper for the discerning woman.