Picasso and Princess Pea inspire designers at India Fashion Week

Designers enthrall audience with their autumn-winter collection inspired by Picasso Constellation, Princess Pea and uniforms at the ongoing India Fashion Week in New Delhi.

NEW DELHI, INDIA (MARCH 28, 2015) (ANI) – Fashion designers celebrated their inspirations in a theme-based fashion show as models sashayed down the runway in dream outfits in New Delhi on Saturday (March 28).

The day 4 of the ongoing India Fashion Week gave designers a platform to showcase the autumn-winter fashion line in a more eclectic way.

Fashion designer Poonam Bhagat’s collection under her label Taika was inspired by Picasso’s iconic imagery, following the night sky colour palette.

Models carried the constellation-like headgear, designed exclusively in Japan, in a remarkable poise. Ballet flats and sandals gave a nice formal vibe to the footwear without having to bear towering heels for the same effect.

“If you look at Picasso’s Constellation, his line drawings, which are very-very interesting, because it kind of turn into guitars and mandolins and things like that. So, what we have done is we have done reinterpretation of his collection in our own Taika way,” said Bhagat, whose colour palette included black, ivory, and a pop of orange.

The fascinating prints and edgy silhouettes from her collection also added charm to the show.

Meanwhile, designer Aneeth Arora enthralled the audience with her uniform-based collection under the name Péro.

A band played alongside as models walked the ramp wearing striped and checkered dresses with fur boots, wools, scarves and matching hats.

The collection explored the stories of real people and their alter lives through the eyes of Princess Pea. The collection for the autumn winter season was an attempt to initiate a dialogue between two alter egos, Péro and Princess Pea, with a belief that every alter ego needs a uniform.

“So as you saw, it was all about uniforms, and I feel when people are in their uniforms, they are their alter egos and they are not themselves. And Princess Pea here is an alter ego of an Indian contemporary artist and I thought its best to collaborate with such work for this show,” said Arora.

Designer Pia Pauro also showcased her winter resort collection called ‘Riders on the Storm’ which was inspired by appliqués in horse motifs and tipis.

The models sashayed down the ramp wearing spectacles and ear covers, as her collection drew inspiration from the wilderness of Savannah. Her ensembles included jumpsuits, tunics, kaftans, lehengas (long flowing skirts worn with blouses) and sarees (Indian drape).

The fashion week began on March 25 and has many seasoned and young designers participating.

India’s premier fashion event, first held in 2000, is being sponsored this year by the Indian arm of online retailer Amazon.

It concludes on Sunday (March 29).