It was time for grand finale-Rohit Bal’s show. One enters the venue with a lot of expectations from Rohit. He has always managed to keep his thunder from never getting stolen. His collection “Mulmul” was not only about the excellent designs he created but he also realises that a fashion show is equally about the ambience you create for the audience. One has to truly be in the creative zone- an artist should be able to express and make the audience feel what he feels. The show started with the song “lag jaa gale” taking us down to the era we regard as golden.

Black, ivory, gold and white are colors that dominated his collection. Red was used mainly in velvet with gold embroidery. Victorian high pleated collars looked extremely gorgeous so did Victorians with sheer yoke worn with a sari. Most of the silhouettes were voluminous. Jackets were long as well as short. The all-white floor skimming angarkhas with contrast bodices, royal velvet maxis with Elizabethan collars, maroon lehengas and corsets long bridal skirts worn with miniscule cholis were part of a memorable collection while moulded velvet corsets added a regal fashionable dimension to saris.

The Grand finale was grand in true sense of the term. And when Rohit stepped on the ramp, and shook a leg or two on “aa jaane jaa”, his enthusiasm was contagious. A true artist, the audience felt what he felt in his creation as well as in his vivaciousness.


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