Gustav Klimt’s paintings in Drashta Sarvaiya’s collection
LFW Spring/Summer 2013
Young and Vibrant fashion designer Drashta Sarvaiya’s muse was Gustav Klimt’s paintings for her Lakme Fashion Spring /Summer 2013 Collection on 4th August at Grand Hyatt. For this season Drashta chose to portray Klimt’s primary subject of female body in nude and semi nude forms.
This unique collection showcased riots of colors like white, nude, yellow, mauve and purples, peaches and blues. Beautiful representation of female body in nude and semi nude forms immaculately drapped dressed in nudes and white being Klimt’s canvas before he began his paintings. Drashta also entrenched a floral-motif light-weight brocade to capture the richness of Gustav Klimt’s paintings along with his love for nature, specifically flowers. Double georgette and crepe were also a part of this season’s summer collection.
Drashta excitedly explains her collection, “I’ve worked on peplum and have created different versions of it for various silhouettes. The key silhouettes consist of dresses, trousers, tunics, shirts and skirts. klimt’s use of gold leaf and the opulence were iconic during his golden phase. Therefore, embellishment on the designs is done with crystals in difference hues with gold & flowers. Raffia embellishment took taken centre stage to recreate thick stroke like trexture on various surfaces. ”
Drashta’s Show witnessed many popular faces like Geeta Basra, Poorna Jagannathan, Hard Kaur, Achla Sachdev, Sagarika Ghatge, Sapna Bhavnani cheering for Drashta in high spirits.