Lakme Fashion Week 2016: Myoho’s Vintage Redux

by Simi Kuriakose

When I mention vintage redux for Myoho, I’m not referring to all-things-stereotypically vintage. Instead, what the brand brought forth on the runway through their designs was an east-meets-west, Indo-European vintage appeal that was reminiscent of the 1920s. Titled Sandalwood, I love how this collection was season-appropriate.

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Using handwoven fabrics, the display started off with light shades like lavendar. Collared kurtis were teamed with straight-cut pants and asymmetrical button-down jackets, tunics were paired with voluminous floor-length jackets and gowns were layered. Gold-woven round motifs as well as floral ones were a highlight of this collection

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Browns and golds on garments added to the ethereal appeal, befitting the vibe of the entire collection. The 1920s feel was evident as ruffles made an important design element on both kurtis as well as gowns. Gathered skirts teamed with deep-neck sleeveless kurtis, pocketed tunics with flowy trousers, high-collared floor-length jackets were some of the designs showcased by Myoho. Got to say, I love the flowy silhouettes.

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Myoho worked with a colour palette that started with light tones to earthy hues and seamlessly shift to a pop of colour in the form of fuchsia. One dramatic addition that brought about all the glam to this collection were the shoulder duster earrings, which were shaped like hand fans. Gathered and layered hemlines were also a core detailing element as far as this line was concerned. Even the way the dupatta was draped and styled helped add to the mood of the hour, giving us a feel of how sophisticated Indian women dressed during the British Raj.

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I have to say it was difficult to choose from this line, but there are two pieces what I’d call favourites, both of which have pleating as a core design element. Love the gold-woven motifs dupatta teamed with the fuchsia shirt-collared kurti. The wine-hued maxi dress with floral embroidery on the skirt is a piece that I’d readily want to add to my closet.

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Image Credit: Viral Bhayani

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