Brooke Hagel: illustrator
Mr. Lagerfeld showcased the Paris-Bombay collection recently. Apparently, the use of "Bombay" rather than Mumbai was deliberate as Lagerfeld's vision of India is of the imperial era rather than today's Bollywood.
The collection: Nehru jackets, sari-draped dresses, leather churidars, be-jeweled kulapuri chapels, basic anarkali's and turbans. The jewels: Diamonds hanging from ornate tikka (headpieces), Rani-hars (princess necklaces) and nath (nose ring). The make-up: Classic heavily kohled eyes.
Below are the looks I thought were a better representation of the British raj.
The jeweled tweed dress & skirt are more classic Chanel.
Sadly, the collection was a little dull. For one, the hair did not flow with the Indian asthetic. With Indian designers like the Peacock's, Bibhu Mohapatra & Naeem Khan channeling their vision mainstream; Chanel's homepage to Bombay was much paler in comparison.
1. Roberto Cavalli
2. Jill Stuart
3. Yves St. Laurent
4. Roberto Cavalli
5. Derek Lam
6. Giambattista Valli
7. Nicholas Kirkwood
9. Christian Dior
Here are my picks from the Spring Summer 2012 shoe collections.
Which is your favorite?