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LFW: Priyadarshini Rao’s Mineral is easy, breezy, summery

March 11, 2011

White, pop colours, bold urban looks and lots of stylish mismatching (of prints and layers) were the hallmarks of the new label– Mineral by Priyadarshini Rao.

With lots of wearable fabrics like cotton and lots of bright colours (white, indigo, oyster pink, beige and charcoal with large doses of lime sorbet, candy and turquoise), the final collection was wearable and perfect for retailing in Mumbai, which is what the plan is.

Priyadarshini mixed whites with pop colours, mixed prints and threw in interesting detailing like pleats, piping and our favourites– like brooch-like accessories on the left shoulder. We liked her use of layering: like a racer back dress worn over a full-sleeved shirt.

Then there was the print mismatching– skirts were designed to look like different fabrics were sewn together, and a diagonally-tiered chiffon dress was interesting.

As the designer said after the show, the Mineral woman are urban women who have their own sense of style. We agree– they wore bright pink and orange lipsticks and their hair was messy!

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