Not really A-Mused

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Working up the emerald green trend, Muse presented its Spring Summer 2013 collection after Khaadi presentation. Going the luxury pret way, Muse’s presentation for me was pretty safe and after a point made me lose interest.

While the color palette was restricted to green and ivory, the western silhouettes were pretty interesting. The long length dresses broken with blousing, the jumpsuits and ne separate. However the silhouettes were too similar to each other and felt a bit repetitive. While flawlessly stitched (considering the fact that these garments were in silk), the garments failed to make a required impact on the audience present. While the relaxed and understated vibe was very much there, the

Another reason that might have added to this, for me, could have been the curse of the embroidery. I have yet to see some fascinating embroidery embroiled within the garment. Now I do not completely discourage embroidery since its a brilliant value addition and adornment to the garment, but has to be done equally well to balance it out in the garment. While I have to give it to them that despite using silk there was not a single pucker that I could see in the whole asharfi embroidered garments or pearls sewn onto the apparel, it was however the choice of motifs and placements that did not work for me.

My picks from the collection, the pleated dress, the gun metal panel with green and the asharfi embroidered jumpsuit.
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*Images courtesy Faisal Farooqui and his team at Dragonfly

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