Keeping the glamorous woman in mind, Pernia Qureshi’s collection called “An Evening in Paris” offered timeless Parisian chic and global sophistication at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.
Playing with the vintage silhouettes creatively, Pernia’s look had a distinct 20’s and 60’s touch when desirable fashion was at its peak. From chic evening and club wear, Pernia added occasion wear and one solitary sari which was pre-pleated and teamed with a shirt collar blouse. Drop waist shifts, cigarette pants, knee length sheaths, beaded sleek dresses, Grecian silhouettes – the collection’s look was pure drama. The bead work for the dresses was exquisite and inspired by the expert royal couturier Norman Hartnell, while the colour palette was regal with cobalt, champagne, gold, wine and black with touches of mustard that added to the grandeur. Fabrics ranged from luxe silks, chiffons, net and satin.
Pencil skirts in black net over yellow lining, sun yellow drop waist dress, crepe front button slim skirts, double-breast dress with peek-a-boo shoulders, flapper black lace mini; blue peplum top and black brocade pants were some of the exciting pieces in the collection. The black organza sheer boleros and velvet one-shoulder dress were sexy additions to the line. Over sized buttons, embroidered shoulder interest and the use of sheer over opaque gave the creations a stylish regal touch.
The solitary black sari with a contrast maroon border and teamed with a mandarin collar blouse was worn by Bollywood beauty Amy Jackson of Ek Deewana Tha fame who ended the show in great style and aplomb.
For garments with a universal appeal, Pernia Qureshi’s range “An Evening in Paris” was a glittering offering on the catwalk.