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Wendell Rodricks to give a modern twist to Indian garments

Monday, Mar 21, 2016,12:57 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Noted designer Wendell Rodricks will explore the vast Indian textiles and present the collection in a contemporary modern way at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week here.

Rodricks will celebrate the wealthy legacy of handwoven Indian textiles at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 here. The fashion extravaganza begins from March 30-April 3. My collection is called Indica Emporia. I used the Latin word because I wanted to go back in time. The fashion of India has always been a great provider of textile and culture. It (collection) takes my philosophy ahead of being diverse, Rodricks said.

We are used to see garments in a certain way I felt like giving the garments modern avatar in a contemporary way, he said. Through his collection, Rodricks will create a fusion of twenty Indian costume icons. We have taken 20 iconic garments and contemporarised them to modern wearability. Like we have taken a simple garment like ‘dhoti’ and converted it into a ‘dhoti jumpsuit’ with a sari, he added.

He will celebrate the vast emporium of Indian textiles and clothing for Indian Textile Day 2016. The Goan designer will use a vibrant Indian color palette of beige, red, grey, peacock green, peacock blue and ultra violet among others.

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