Inspired by the vintage print titled Ayesha (I tried looking for it but could not find it), Layla Chatoor’s collection was called ‘Ayesha-all the leaves are brown.’While I did see a few Mod sixties influences, Grace Kelly was no where to be found.
Using browns, olive greens, rusts, yellows, coral and deep maroon and ivories, the collection had a range of dresses, draped and structured, gowns, skirts, peplums and jumpsuit. Accentuated with embroideries to show off the regal flair, the collection channelled the luxury pret vibe. While I spotted a few technical glitches is patterns and stitching, the prettily embroidered collection was not too good but not too bad either debut by the designer either. Though the color palette did not work for me much considering it echoed too much fall, I did like the mini white series that was presented at the end.
Considering it was all inspired by a print, it was ironic that the prints used in the collection did not make much of an impact to have a recall value. While from the collection I like this knotted gown with an inner inside, however wished that it would have been a jumpsuit. Also the military green strapless top with high waist pencil skirt also cut a pretty picture.
*Image courtesy Faisal Farooqui and his team at Dragonfly