Photo Courtesy: Lakme Fashion Week
The Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2016 was named Indian Textile Day. The first show on March 31, 2016, of the day consisted of three shows combined. When the ‘Maitake’ collection by Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama for her label P.E.L.L.A. emerged on the ramp at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016, it was an ethereal and eclectic Zen-like an offering. Inspired by the transcendence of the mind that desires to move into an idealistic realm, Priyanka allowed her creativity to move into an unconventional fashion zone.
Weaving her creative talents around an exotic milieu of fabrics, the designer selected fragile light hand woven pure Eri, Ahimsa silk, Cashmere, and Pashmina. The shade card was as subdued and sublime as the theme when warm beige tones were the centre of attraction. There was some ingenious surface texturing with reclaimed pine wood and silk threadwork that gave the collection a futuristic touch. The collection’s USP was minimum measurements and stitching.
Developed from a single block of fabric, the patterns were cleverly tessellated to form silhouettes that were relaxed and languid. Extreme easy volumes appeared for serene capes with hints of tie-ups at the waist. At times, dramatically angular, the ensembles had a New Age feel that spelt femininity of a high order.
Short dhotis, frayed edged loose tunics and capes, kaftan with hooded long covers, extreme long sleeves with a straight jacket inspiration and a sleeve-cum-stole for the midi were great unconventional construction directions. Fringes, ‘V’ neck tulip drape midi, seamless armholes with trailing hemline for slim maxi, the fluffed cotton-ball-covered yoke dress, and a front draped coffee toned Grecian maxi completed the almost spiritual line.
For an instant impact in a crowded room, Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama’s collection ‘Maitake’ for the P.E.L.L.A. label will be a perfect attention grabber.