I don’t mind new talent making its debut on the ramp, but when a parliamentarian debuts on the ramp, it’s just the thought that shouldn’t she be helping running the country and considering this another full time career how is she juggling. Putting that aside, Teena by Hina butt has been heard of as a name in the bridal industry. Making her switch to the prêt side of the business, Hina butt showcased the second show with a collection inspired by Multani Pottery. Another theme that just needs to die out coz how many times have we not seen blue, green and white paired together.
With major colors as blue, green and white, the collection’s ‘abstract’ interpretation of the multani pottery succeeded in parts. While the collection showcased some interesting embroidery and cutwork, it also showcased prints and worked with print on print and layering of prints and cutwork as well as sheer. Her some embroidery techniques were interesting especially the embroidered cuffs with the sheer upper did catch my attention for the right reasons.
In terms of silhouette, the collection lacked any creative edge with very mediocre commercial work. This is fine since her aim seemed to be the commercial aspect of fashion. However pushing that commercial envelope with a creative edge is what these fashion shows are all about. While she would rake in money, and rumour has it that she does too, the collection offered very little in terms experimentation giving offering us nothing new. With a number of sheer uppers and plain geometric inners or plain, some interesting separates, she did give us a bit of a direction.
However there were some really gaudy pieces that which included the dip dye effect with embroidery, the really off putting print up front and weird shaped embroidery cascading down from one shoulder , she lost the plot. The square panel front open jacket was another one of the pieces that, with a dated silhouette, failed to impress. Many of the silhouettes included weird choli, sharara with long jacket hybrid, color blocked mini dresses, separates and another weirdly fitted jumpsuit. Also in the earlier pieces, the overuse of this blue and shades of blue, was really off putting starting the show on a wrong footing. Sorry but this collection didn’t get my vote.
My picks from the collection: The two toned jumpsuit that was chic and gave me hope that there is more to this designer than what I just saw on the ramp. Also a print on print look that actually came to light because of it’s clutch that had laser cut shapes and embroidered onto it.
*Images courtesy Fasial Farooqui and his team at Dragonfly