“Dark Angels” presented by Jatin Varma at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 had all the right touches of a Red Carpet couture collection.
Elegant, sophisticated with dark Gothic touches; the gowns and minis with distinct power shoulders along with chains, felt appliqué, embroidery, brass, beads and sequins work had touches of feathers to create a dramatic impact.
The bold silhouettes were further highlighted by shades of midnight blue, stone, wine, deep purple which added to the geometrics on the creations.
Jatin gave his Gothic theme a modern twist as the stunning outfits were a feat of imaginative design. The silhouettes were lean and figure hugging with the creations almost moulded to the body, as the embellishments snaked up and down the curves of the garments with a distinct muted glitter.
Mini sheaths, clinging gowns, flapper dresses with rows of glittering bead work, slinky maxis with mosaic designs with shine and opaque touches, the fully encrusted sheaths with plunging backs and extended shoulders were sensational. Transparency appeared for yokes and the final sheer with solid touches for the gown was breathtaking.
“Dark Angels” moved away from the soft cuts and showed Jatin Varma’s edgy designing skills that made strong statements with the Gothic touches.