Day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week was a blur, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t memorable.
In fact, one of the most impactful moments that day was the story and execution behind Fahd Khatri’s “Tim-Bak-Too” collection, showcased at the 6Degree Studio.
Inspired by the lines and movement of sand dunes in the Sahara desert, this collection was appropriately named after the city of Timbuktu. The stage was set for an installation with mirrors as separations, where models posed for the viewers. Lines were again the guides for the silhouettes as they appeared in form of striped bands and zipper openings. The colour palette also was inspired by nature with yellow, orange, light blue, and mud green being the prominent colours.
I had the exciting opportunity to interview Fahd Khatri backstage at Lakme Fashion Week to talk about this Summer/Resort 2017 collection, and why it was presented in such an out-of-the-box manner:
How are you finding Lakme Fashion Week so far?
“Lakme’s always the best! Every fashion designer looks forward to Lakme! This is my first time showcasing on Lakme, and I’m very much excited, happy, everything.”
Congratulations! Can you talk about the concept behind your “Tim-Bak-Too” line?
“We created this concept to be a versatile collection wherein everyone can drape the garments in different styles. It was inspired from the 1920’s convertible cars which were quite in fashion. We could we could give the liberty to our customers who can drape it in the way they wanted, so each and every garment can be worn in 3 ways minimum.”
So, essentially, you can take the looks from day to night?
“Day to night to any time! You can purchase one piece and get 3 to 4 different looks and you won’t have to worry about repeating the garment again and again.”
Right! We don’t need more outfit repeaters. Can you tell me more about why there were mirrors on the runway?
“The concept was given to us by 6Degree. They’re quite innovative and we found it to be interesting to let our buyers take a look at the garments, interact with the models, and interact with us [designers] at the same time after the show is finished. It’s quite an interesting concept we wanted to execute.
Every fashion show has models walking, with the audience sitting. This time, we’ve got the models standing, and the audience walking around. It’s more fun!”
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If you’re looking to read more about my Lakme Fashion Week experience, don’t miss out on my Styling Session at the Apartment with RBL!