Tuesday, 6 March 2018

INIFD x LST presents:Purnima Shetty AW18 at London Fashion Week

The Indian based Inter National institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) x The London School of Trends (LST) showcased the capsule collections of 18 student designers and graduates from across India
Titled 'Umble Trumble', Purnima Shetty takes inspiration for her collection from the fashion and romanticism of the 1830's - an era between the Regency period with its high waisted empire line and the Victorian period with its caged crinolines and bone corsets.

The 1830's saw large ornate sleeves such as the gigot (leg or mutton)or double soufflet and full skirts embellished with various pleats and belt or sash tie creating the illusion of a narrow waist (often with the help of a corset).  Purnima updates this look with pleated paper bag waist culottes and multiple ruched sleeves.

Sheer sleeves overlay were popular for evening and Purnima interprets this with a stiff transparent net  coat over a sheer dress adorned with 3D flowers to give a bulky but feminine look.

Colour palette is fresh with sunflower yellow, dusty pink, pistachio green, burgundy and silver grey.
Jewellery accessories are crafted by hand by Anisha Parmar London finding inspiration in the melting pot of mutli cultural London

Photography by Simon Armstrong

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