RAFW Runway Report: Dhini Spring/Summer 2010
According to Wikipedia, which we all know is the most reliable source in the world, the Mughal Empire was an Islamic empire, which had ruled much South Asia many centuries ago. Channelling history into molding futuristic looks, Dhini sent down some innovative, yet altogether accessible garments.
The colour range was restrained with white, black, sandy beige, navy and grey comprising most of the collection. This counted in Dhini’s favour as many of the garments were drenched in beautiful, ethnic patterns with precious, matching tights.
In general, Dhini’s outfits were breezy and with soft edges setting a nice contrast with the harder, more structured patterns and interesting laser cut details. Like a more enlarged version of the perforated look, the laser cuts created a futuristic vibe yet the shapes still seemed to relate to the ethnic prints running throughout the outfits. In fact, the entire collection was incredibly cohesive without looking at all the same.
Also, I have been quite taken aback by the number of shows featuring makeup on the forehead. I am not really sure if this would translate to normal everyday wear – can you imagine finishing off your mascara and then painting you forehead to match your shoes? However, it does look super on the models, I must admit.
And now, for the crème de la crème. This look here was an obvious stunner with its almost Balenciaga-like shoulders in soft semi-sheer material. It also encapsulated the tone of the show, which seemed to be about bringing fragments of the past into the future.