Goa-based designer Wendell Rodricks opened the premier edition of the Bombay Times Fashion Week at Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai.
Threads of Desire – that’s what veteran designer Wendell Rodricks called the collection of sarees, dhotis, kurtas, tunics and skirts designed by Schulen Fernandes for his label, which he showed at the Bombay Times Fashion Week.
And true to it’s name, every piece was greatly desirable simply because they were deftly hand-made by tribal women and treated with organic dyes.
“Some of the dyes have antiperspirant and antiseptic qualities,” explains the designer after the show.
We would have liked Wendell to show a selection of menswear as well, but except for the singular ensemble worn by Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi – his celebrity showstopper – we will perhaps have to wait till the next season to see more designs for men.