When a collection is called "Half Alive" one has to expect the unconventional on the ramp. DRVV by Dhruv Kapur's range, with the quirky title at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013, played a staccato like tune of unbalanced asymmetry that gave a sense of abandonment to the silhouettes.
Using straight lines, the designer brought a new angle to create the traditional stance to clothes. Ignoring symmetry for the centre of an ensemble, Dhruv worked with varied textures of woven fabrics like double georgette, angora, silk crêpe, Egyptian cotton poplin, wool crêpe and double cotton jersey that aimed at comfort wear. Perfectly constructed and executed, the garments had techniques that created an awesome impact on the audience.
Women's wear was lean with jumpsuits having rear zip closure and zip hem detail; while coats with roll collars and cuffs gave a hint of angular interest. The pillar dress with extended sleeves, the scarf collar bolero, tuxedo jacket and off-shoulder side placket dress were great formal options.
Dhruv's four men's fashion offerings were monochromatic in solid colours like black and white and aimed at deconstruction with simple lines, which were impactful visually but comfortable to wear. Adding a tube jumpsuit, long cardigan, a pillar dress and hooded lounge wear; the designer wanted to remove the stereo typing of men's garments.
Zippers played a major role in embellishments and appeared in unconventional
positions for men's and women's wear.
When the fashion seeker aims for style and comfort along with technical finesse, DRVV by Dhruv Kapur's collection "Half Alive" will create a wholesome but unconventional impression on the racks around the globe.