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Sameera startles in Archana Kochhar's 'Retro-Metric' sari
Aug '12
Geometric prints danced in a colourful fantasy as Vishal Prints presented Archana Kochhar’s “Retro-Metric” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.

It was a cornucopia of style and fashion when Archana displayed her 36 garments comprising 18 saris and 18 fusion creations, as they glided down the ramp. The bold geometrics appeared for cocktail saris, elegant short tunics, dramatic dresses and stunning gowns with cascading drapes.  
The colour blocking came in shades of electric blue, bright yellow and tones of green along with neutral black, white and grey. The Retro magic of the 70’s and 80’s prints came alive in a more contemporary form to complete a stunning line of evening wear.  
The sari section was a kaleidoscope of abstract prints in silk, satin, chiffon and georgette with detailing like circular tassels on the pallavs or dual prints to create greater excitement. But at other times the saris were pre-stitched for a more figure hugging profile.
The detailing for cholis was interesting with different style directions. Sleeves were slashed and some had draw strings.    Necklines were corded or halter. Dual fabrics like velvet and silk appeared for asymmetric styles. Embellishments ranged from crystal embroidery featuring the Devanagari script to twinkling sequins and zari.
The outfits comprised from slinky draped maxis to flirty ballerina layered wired skirts worn with shimmering corsets. Asymmetric hemlines were visible for most dresses and kurtas, with drawstrings giving a new edge as they once again appeared for sheer skirts. As the fast paced show progressed, more glamorous creations floated down the ramp - a white sheer kalidar was worn over a voluminous black maxi skirt with an abstract edged hem, while fully encrusted crystal and sequin shimmering dramatic Red Carpet gowns looked sensational.  
Stopping the show was Sameera Reddy, Bollywood star of hit movies like ‘Race’ and ‘No Entry’ in a gleaming printed sari.   When it comes to a colourful spectacle in fashion, it has to be the “Retro-Metric” collection from Archana Kochhar presented by Vishal Prints, which will make a dramatic global entry.

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