Kalol Dutta gets 'carefully careless' at KFW
By Sreya Basu
Kolkata, Sept 10 (IBNS) The second day of Kolkata Fashion Week (KFW) II Thursday began with city-based upcoming designer Kalol Dutta's 'carefully careless' collection.
"I preferred not to restrict myself to a particulat theme; instead try a carefully careless look. Most of the people might find me crazy, but that's what I am," Dutta told IBNS after the show Thursday afternoon.
The designer, who mainly used black for his collection, has experimented with a varied colour palette this time.
'This season I fell in love with green, red and orange. And used it at random in the collection.
"I am hugely partial to cottons and used a few varieties of silk as well. It's a Spring-Summer collection, where I tried to show that loosely-woven wool can be worn in summer too," Dutta said.
And hence the second part of the fashion show showcased a variety of wool aprons and fake necks.
However, unlike most designers, Dutta didn't have a showstopper for his show.
"I hate the word 'showstopper'. It bastardises the fashion industry. Everyone looks forward to see which film or sports star is going to showstop. If you want to watch such stars, go and watch films or cricket matches, why come to a fashion show?
"Star showstoppers distracts attention from clothes to a particular person," said Dutta.
The second season of KFW kicked off Wednesday at ITC Sonar here. Ace players of the industry like Bibi Russell, Neeta Lulla, Satya Paul and Manish Malhotra are taking part in the 5-day fashion extravaganza.
(Photos by Avishek Mitra)