JEWEL TONES

Shoes & Accessories - - Trends Lakme Fashion Week Winter/festive 2017 -

Most de­signer ac­ces­sorised their gar­ments with jew­ellery, which was at times spe­cially cre­ated for the theme but there were jew­ellery de­sign­ers who pre­sented their new col­lec­tions for the com­ing sea­son.

VA­SUND­HARA MANTRI’S REV­ER­ENCE

Va­sund­hara Mantri’s ‘Rev­er­ence’ jew­ellery col­lec­tion at 6De­gree Stu­dio dur­ing Lakmé Fash­ion Week Win­ter/fes­tive 2017 was a study in dy­namic art forms that will ap­peal to women who long for state­ment pieces.

With the In­dian ori­gin flow­ers as her in­spi­ra­tion, Va­sund­hara cre­ated mind­bog­gling pieces that had a time­less ap­peal and would def­i­nitely turn into un­for­get­table heir­looms. The flo­ral in­spi­ra­tion could be revered as jew­ellery pieces just like the orig­i­nals are of­fered to deities with great love and re­spect.

In­tri­cate de­tail­ing was the fo­cal point of the ear­rings; neck­laces and rings; while clever tex­tures and fin­ishes gave the jew­ellery a strik­ing de­sir­able im­agery.

The jew­ellery made of mixed me­tal with rhodium plat­ing was golden, sil­ver and lac­quer. Flow­ers cho­sen were tube roses, marigolds, hi­bis­cuses, roses, closed lo­tuses and small buds; all turned into beau­ti­ful in­no­va­tive pieces as neck­laces, ear­rings, rings, bracelets, belts, head bands, brooches and some body jew­ellery.

Some or­na­ments like the elab­o­rate rose neck­piece, head­band, bracelet with spokes of buds/tube roses and multi-use belt-cum-sashcum-neck­lace re­ally stood out. The grand­est of all was a pearl body mesh with big hi­bis­cus flow­ers, bracelet of buds and rings as well as the im­pres­sive round nose ring.

For jew­ellery that can turn into con­ver­sa­tion pieces at any for­mal soirée, Va­sund­hara Mantri’s ‘Rev­er­ence’ col­lec­tion was un­doubt­edly one that fash­ion fol­low­ers will def­i­nitely bow to.

ADITI SHARMA’S GREYTONE LA­BEL

Win­ning the ‘Ac­ces­sories – Jew­ellery’ cat­e­gory at the Grazia Young De­sign­ers Awards 2017, Aditi Sharma’s la­bel ‘Greytone’ con­cen­trated on con­crete for her very bold nom­i­nal but ex­per­i­men­tal jew­ellery, which she dis­cov­ered in Bu­dapest. Each piece of jew­ellery made its own state­ment ap­peal when worn on sim­ple sil­hou­ettes that were classy yet chic. There were im­pres­sive geo­met­ric shapes but the lines were clean with tex­tures and neu­tral tones. Merg­ing con­crete in the right weight, Aditi has ex­ploited the medium per­fectly for her hand­crafted jew­ellery.

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