Designer Ritu Beri presented her collection “Punjabi Rock & Roll” on the fourth day of the PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013 held in New Delhi.
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Ritu Beri
The Collection: Fusion, New Age, Avant Garde
Gender: Menswear, Womenswear and Childrenswear
Feel: The collection took its inspiration from the extravagance and opulence of the Punjabi wedding. It was all about being overly dramatic, over the top and in your face. There was also a lot of Renaissance era style influence, especially with the use of Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian styles, which saw voluminous pleats, multi tiers and layers, ruffles, falls and flares sashaying down the runway.
Clothes: Ballroom gowns, fish cut as well as kalidar lehengas, jackets, patiala salwars and choga like jackets were displayed in the collection. One saw the use of high collars, which were removable, on many of the outfits.
Hues: Colors like silver, gold, pink, green, yellow, blue, saffron, red, white and purple dominated the ramp.
Fabrics: Silks, velvets, laces, nets, satins, shimmery materials and brocades were used in abundance. Cancan was used in good measure to give volume to the outfits.
Embellishments: Crystal and Swarovski work in white, black and metallic tones shared space with zardozi, gota, sequins and intricate as well as chunky embroidery work.
Highlights from the Show
The Renaissance Era Style Effect:
Influence of Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian Styles Blended with Ruffles Galore
2013 Delhi Couture Week Ritu Beri Bridal Collection day 4
Ritu Beri Show 2013 Delhi Couture Week
Ritu Beri Collection 2013 Delhi Couture Week
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Ritu Beri Bridal Collection
Ritu Beri Bridal Collection Delhi Couture Week 2013
2013 Delhi Couture Week Ritu Beri Bridal Collection
Ritu Beri Bridal Collection 2013 Delhi Couture Week
2013 Delhi Couture Week Ritu Beri collection show day 4
“In Your Face” Fish Cuts and High Collars
Ritu Beri 2013 Delhi Couture Week
Chunky Embroidery Work
2013 Delhi Couture Week day 4 Ritu Beri Collection
2013 Delhi Couture Week Ritu Beri show day 4
2013 Delhi Couture Week Ritu Beri show
Delhi Couture Week 2013 day 4 Ritu Beri Bridal Collection
2013 Delhi Couture Week Ritu Beri Collection
Tiers and Layers
2013 Delhi Couture Week Ritu Beri
2013 Delhi Couture Week day 4 Ritu Beri Bridal Collection
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Ritu Beri Collection
Dramatic Wear for Men and Children
2013 Delhi Couture Week Ritu Beri Collection for men
The collection presented some really interesting designs; however, we don’t know about their practicality and wearability aspect. But, then again, that is the USP of many couture shows –and the designer reaffirmed it as well.
Image: IANS, Indian Photo Agency