PIX: World War II-inspired fashion
Day Two of Lakme Fashion Week opened with a showing by Amalraj Sengupta, inspired by the tragedy and drama of World War II.
In designer Amalraj Sengupta's own words, his collection showcased on the second day of the LFW was "an amalgamation of imprints and impressions of war."
The garments were rugged, heavily textured and over-dyed to capture the ravaged after-effects of battle, a "tragic drama", so to speak. Here's a glimpse.
First up we see a tie-and-dye silk shirt with shoulder embroidery, worn over deep blue woollen trousers.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
Dress to impress
Grey cotton gabardine trousers go well with a maroon woollen jacket, showing off a large waistband and pockets.
This skirt becomes asymmetrical at the hem due to the buttons and it's teamed with a red silk corset for effect.
The formal route
In a slightly more formal vein, a set of beige trousers with key epaulette and jacket with waist loops at the arm are worn over a brick red shirt.
Touch of drama
Make a statement in this top with exaggerated sleeves and brown asymmetrical skirt.
This brown-black outfit is teamed with a super-cropped cutwork jacket that ends above the bodice.
What a waist!
High waisted trousers set off a matching corset and green shoulder jacket.
The showstopping number is this blue-black woven corset with matching skirt, worn underneath an exaggerated collar and ruffled net jacket.