If your kid won't go to haute couture, here is how to take haute couture to your kid. And the answer to your next uncertainity is, "Daag achchca hai."
City-based fashion designer Rekha Lahoti is staging a Mid-Summer Fashion Fiesta for kids, on 20th May, at the Secunderabad Club. 75 children in the age group of 7 years to 14 years will be participating in the ramp event. The show will be a mixture of dance, music, fun and fashion, with the theme being "'Coz Kids Too Wanna Party!"
The important categories/rounds in the show are beach wear / resort wear, cowboy / cowgirl look, sportswear, filmi look and club wear. Keeping the requirements of kids in mind and transforming them with fashion sensibilities, Lahoti has designed garments for pre-teens and teens. The garments were designed using six criteria: inspirations, detailing, fabrics, silhouettes, embellishments and color.
Clothes include halter, tube-tops, spaghetti tops, bolero jackets, mini skirts and capris. The design concept and the pattern of clothing revolve around a fairy-like look for girls, with the use of asymmetric cuts, empire lines, panels, ruffles, frills, pleats, flares, cuts, and varying design elements and fabrics that include crinkling, quilting, layering, patching and innovative crafts.
Clothes include smartly cut shirts with variation in patchwork, sleeves, yoke and cuffs, and with denim thread stitches, prints and touch-up with golden eyelet placements. The range includes shirts, jackets, vest-coats and denim pants.
The fabrics that were used include natural fabrics like chiffons, georgettes, silk and cotton silk for free flowing silhouettes. The Mexican look has been given with leather, corduroy, suede, wild silk and khaddar silk.
The colors of the palette comprise bright and vibrant shades, with the use of yellows, bright-pink, deep orange, aqua, olive, whites, purples, blacks, earthy tones, coffee-browns, beige, camel colour, rust and golden yellow.
Rekha Lahoti, a young fashion designer from Hyderabad, has carved a niche for herself in the fashion industry. A degree in Fine Arts from Kolkata, and a natural flair for art, are the ingredients that help her put together her explosive yet subtle designs for saris. More than a decade has gone into this art, and has enabled her to put her own stamp of styling into both ethnic and contemporary wear.
She’s worked on a wide range of collections, the most innovative being her creations in Kanchi Silk. She pioneers in blending weaving and embroidery on Kanchi saris, which has been widely appreciated. She had designed for the Mrs India contestants contesting for the Mrs World 2003 pageant at Los Angeles. She has also participated in various fashion events nationally - DSYN 2004, Femina Bridal, Femina Clothes and the NIFT Show to name a few. She's successfully been running Sarang, her signature store, at Banjara Hills.
The entry to the event is only by invitations. For further details, please contact Rekha Lahoti at 6682-2121/6656-4477.