Aimed at the free spirited global traveller for whom there are no worldly cares or boundaries, Asmita Marwa’s “Maya” collection at India Resort Fashion Week 2012 was a practical, timeless resort line.
Her creations will make an ideal choice for day to evening glamour as the wearers pack their bags and journey from seaside resorts to fun destinations.
The look was bohemian yet stylishly elegant, as Asmita opted for a mix of natural fabrics like khadi, linen, voile and silk to match the holiday mood. Colours were dazzling as reds, yellows, blues and minty greens were mixed with ivory and black for a kaleidoscopic story. Adding to the glamour of the creations were the mesmerising ikats, batiks prints as well as the shimmering metal sequins and the very interesting fabric texturing that was the highlight of the collection.
The easy-to-pack clothes started with simple beige checked tunic with embroidered sleeves and soon there were striped minis, kurtas, sheer tops, crossover vertical patterned covers and crushed wrap pants. Kaftans were lean and long with collars; while the bubble hem indigo one-shoulder midi, beach dresses in rust with 3D floral shoulder interests and the loose shirts with one pocket gave the holiday collection a free flowing feel.
Ponchos were fluid, while the kimono style midi, the printed kurta with skinny pants and the wide leg green trousers with emerald drop shoulder tunic could move easily from beach to party. Trousers were either wrap skirt or sarong style to give more ease to the wearer.
The final collection aimed at after dark glamour had silver braided minis, gold sheeting for sack dresses, toga style asymmetric gowns and dressy dolman sleeve cape tops. Giving importance to the waistcoat, Asmita had them with glitter patchwork or layered with scalloped cut-outs to add style to the ensembles.
Men’s wear made a quick appearance with casual rust kurta with contrast collar and epaulets, floral shirts, indigo long batik kaftan, a dual printed long sleeve shirt and a sheer printed kurta with crushed draped salwars – some with external hanging pockets as an unusual detailing.
It was a totally bohemian yet eclectic collection called “Maya” by Asmita Marwa that was aimed at the modern man and woman who travel around the globe but with the minimum of fashion rules.