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PIX: World War II-inspired fashion

Last updated on: September 18, 2010 21:29 IST

PIX: World War II-inspired fashion

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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
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Dress to impress

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Next we have another tie-and-dye number for women, with embroidered hem.



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Jacket Joe

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Grey cotton gabardine trousers go well with a maroon woollen jacket, showing off a large waistband and pockets.



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Corset fit

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This skirt becomes asymmetrical at the hem due to the buttons and it's teamed with a red silk corset for effect.



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The formal route

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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.



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Touch of drama

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Make a statement in this top with exaggerated sleeves and brown asymmetrical skirt.



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Sombre tones

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This brown-black outfit is teamed with a super-cropped cutwork jacket that ends above the bodice.



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What a waist!

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High waisted trousers set off a matching corset and green shoulder jacket.



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Natty net

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The showstopping number is this blue-black woven corset with matching skirt, worn underneath an exaggerated collar and ruffled net jacket.



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Quick look

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Sengupta puts in a brief appearance on the ramp at the close of the show.



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