Day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012
Madhura Sansare & Neha Panch, Vogue+ Bureau, Mumbai | 3rd August, 2012
Inspired by the embellishments of Mexican folk art and tribal aboriginal art prints; Pia Pauro’s collection called “Espiritu de Mexico” made a great impact on the ramp on Day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. The clothes had the marked influence of the ancient ruins of the Olmecs, Mayan and Aztec empires along with hints of the rainforests and the beaches of Tulum and Acapulco.
Offering a perfect wardrobe for an Acapulco holiday, Pia’s exotic jungle dresses, sexy swim wear and shorts, breezy sundresses and cool kaftans were part of a colourful collection. The designer also offered versatile jersey dresses; hand embellished cocktail wear in soft pastels and beach shorts with interesting organic bamboo buttons to complete the fun look. The fabrics were organic with cotton, georgette and jersey giving a practical touch to the garments.
Creating the Latino flavour on the ramp, Pia opened with a white embroidered shrug to set the mood of the show. Beadwork was lavishly used for yokes, panels, full dresses as well as the matching beach bags and clutches not to mention the sexy stilettos. The resort prints appeared for spandex jumpsuit, draped dresses, tube sheaths, shorts and shirts.
The evening wear line of will power minis and sexy gowns, some fully encrusted with beads and gold embroidery in the Mexican motifs dazzled on the ramp. Embroidered shorts, figure hugging pants, printed frilly fun blouses and dresses were all ideal for after dark holiday wear.
The three entries for men’s wear followed the theme of the show, with comfy cotton pants, printed shorts, brightly coloured shirts making a relaxed style statement. For the show stopper Pia had the glamorous star of the hit Bollywood film ‘Dhobi Ghaat’ Monica Dogra dazzling on the ramp in a glamorous fully beaded silver jumpsuit.
For that cool resort wear line that will dazzle on and off the beach, Pia Pauro’s “Espiritu de Mexico” collection offered a perfect holiday package.