The JW Marriott in association with Jyotiee Balani and Luxury
Partner Audi Pune played
host to an exclusive fashion evening where the
Trapezoid Collection was showcased by Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks on
September 11, 2016. In a unique audio
visual presentation, the designer presented his collection displayed by eight
models and explained each design and the origin behind the same keeping the
select audience enthralled. The result was an interesting fashion filled evening as guests such as
Anu Aga, Ruupa and AK Khanna, Yogita and Ketan Kulkarni, Yogesh and Karuna
Magar, Mruga Kirloskar, Maral Yazarloo, Sameer Belvalkar enjoyed a fusion of fashion
and delicious appetisers. Executive
Chef Mayur Tiwari presented food that was inspired by the theme fashion. Desserts
inspired by the theme fashion were showcased for display during the event. The new Audi A4 was displayed at the entrance
for all guests to admire.
About the collection: The Trapezoid shape has been in use since ancient times. The Incas
and Egyptians used it for archways, doors and windows. Wider at the base with a
parallel narrow top with two lateral incline sides reaching the summit. Indian
temples also used this geometric form but in a profusely decorative form for
the famed gopurams; endowed with Gods and animals. Indians also used the
trapezoid for geometry, astronomy, mathematics and algebra calculations. Schulen
Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks, explores the trapezoid in a fashion collection
that celebrates this ancient form rarely applied to fashion. Using the form as
is and in innovative isosceles and parallelogram styles, garments take shape
based on the trapezoid’s various possibilities in silhouette and style details.
The layered looks use sheer X-Ray effects to advantage, blending an ultra
feminine palette of pastels. Trapezoid shapes morph onto pin tucks, sewn dotted
lines and pattern pieces that create a unique newness on the Indian female
form. This shape is perfect for all Indian sizes who tend to have a torso
smaller than the hip. In a vast fabric array that uses linen, cotton, light
crepes, georgette, paper silk, jacquard and damask, Trapezoid uses twelve
weaves. It is the custom made fabrics at the core of the collection that are
most exciting. Natural Bemberg weave which is natural viscose that feels like
silk, striped Chanderi striped silk cotton, Kerala custom weave cottons,
natural dyed Bengal cotton weaves, Malkha cotton and Eco fabric dyed with
flowers from the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai. The Trapezoid collection by
Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks also addresses the lack of a uniform
sizing standard in India. It pushes the envelope to make clothes that are at
times unisize, unisex and unique for all Indian women. The collection is age
neutral, proving that pastels are not for a blushing female child, teenager or
ladies of vintage elegance. Trapezoid embraces every Indian woman with its
delicious colour and unique pattern innovations.
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