Photographs: Avishek Mitra Sreya Basu/India Blooms News Service
Day One of the Kolkata Fashion Week saw designer Zubair Kirmani showcase a simple, summery collection and a surprise showstopper. Here's a glimpse.
Talking about the collection, Kirmani said he kept the show 'free-flowing'.
"I didn't stick to a partcular theme for the show. I tried to keep the collection simple...it's a summer, happy collection. I used 80-90 percent natural fabrics and also used more coloursa this time."
Focus on the ladies
This collection was also a deviation from what one has come to expect of the designer. "I generally do mostly menswear, but this time I focussed more on women," he explains.
An anything-goes attitude
Asked about the 'not-so-conventional' look of the show, like wearing slippers with suits, Kirmani said: "That's the way people generally dress up. I tried to be more realistic. You may feel like going to a party yet not want to lock yourself in absolute formal wear. So slip into a pair of chappals and enjoy."
Accessories and more
Kirmani said he is planning to tie up with shopping plazas to retail his label.
"Everyone needs to grow. I am also trying to launch a home furnishing line, as well as accessories...everything is planned; just waiting for the right time," Kirmani said.
Working towards the wearable
To be sure, Kirmani's collection was refreshingly wearable, without the airs that usually accompany the 'creative' tag.