I had gone to see Manish Arora`s show on Friday at Delhi Couture Week. The show which was supposed to start at 9 pm started at 10:30. I had ample time to take a tonne of pictures, but after a bit it got a little annoying. Fashion events in this country do start really late, but this is probably the longest I had to wait for one.
At the Signature Lounge
Nida Mehmood and Anupma Dayal
Pooja Misra was the sole 'celebrity' there.
And she looked might pleased with her self.
Also she was wearing probably the worlds ugliest anarkali. I didn`t take a full length of her, scared that my camera might break.
How cool is this guys shirt? With cats! and glass work. Went really well with the glass work in the lounge and the chandeliers.
Rohit Bal wearing a really cool Rajesh Pratap silk starry blazer
and it changed colour!
(No it didn`t. I am lying)
Rohit Bal giving a LOT of interviews. This was the very day after when he said "bollywood is fashion in this country and we are fool", so obviously the media was lapping everything and anything else that he had to say.
This woman came in, wearing a Chanel crossword shirt dress. Dunno if it`s real but it is quite cool!
"Fashion for the bold, by the bold"
Nainika (of Gauri & Nainika)
Ambika Pillai being interviewed by the ndtv good times host whose name I cannot remember anymore.
Nida Mehmood & Anupama Dayal
Nida`s cool owl pants!
Everyone waiting outside MSA, the show was now one hour late.
Finally inside and people were awestruck! The neon polka dots, accentuated by ultra violet lights were reminiscent of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. It was quite a sight as the from Main Show area was covered with these polka dots.
And on the ramp was this huge installation. A gigantic cage. And as I waited another half an hour, I was left wondering how are we supposed to see the clothes and models that walk through the cage. Won`t it be a little obstructive?
And then finally the lights were swtiched off and a model wearing a dress with lights on it appeared.
That was all that could be seen.
And then BOOM the installation light up and the audience was awestruck again. This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my life.
But I have to admit that my excitement and the novelty factor of the light cage soon dissipated, as my apprehensions came true. I could not see ONE single garment that walked by.
After this picture, I was told by one of the ushers to not use flash! Seriously? While the rest of the people continued to. I think just because I was near the corner, and the guy was able to say something to me. Which was quite pissing off.First there is a huge ass cave on the ramp, and now I should switch off my flash!?
After taking numerous horrible low light pictures, I decided to screw it and use the flash.
Anyway, it was quite obvious that the whole light cage was for the photographers in the photographers pit, who would be taking front shots, which would be published everywhere, and for the few people in the front row.
Another disappointing thing was that it was a retrospective, he showed pieces that he had shown in Paris and also here. There was nothing new which would leave you mesmerized.
Also he used real fur and seemed quite proud of the fact saying "they're real, they're legal"This has made him fall a little in my eyes. I mean not that it matters to anyone if he falls anywhere in MY eyes, but still...