Shazahn Padamsee turns tribal queen at WIFW

Shazahn Padamsee

Bollywood actress Shazahn Padamsee today turned tribal queen for designer duo Paras and Shalini as they showcased their latest Autumn-winter collection at the ongoing Wills India Fashion Week here.

Dressed in a black sequined knee-length dress, the 25- year-old actress, who is mostly seen in soft-coloured clothes, said she was happy to experiment with her black and bold look this time.

"People always see me in cute and soft dresses most of the times. But this time around I have experimented with my look and I felt great in it. I love the way these two have given a very contemporary twist to the tribal designs," said Padamsee, who was last seen on the big screen in "Housefull 2" last year.

The designers took inspiration from tribals and aboriginal signs from all across the world- the US, South Africa and Australia. The designs provided a perfect paradox between romance and practical celebrations of the aboriginal cultures.

"The inspiration stems from the impact of communication and a need to go back to the start; ab-origin. The designs are very contemporary and wearable. The wardrobe is formal, delicate and romantic. It explores folklore and multi ethnic world in a modern and socially relevant way," said Shalini.

The colour palettes varied from surreal blue and black and faded in grey, silver and purple. Calssix colours worked with romantic silhouettes. Models sashayed down the ramp in long sweeping gowns with geometric patterns and simple shapes.

The designers played with sheer and opaque, jackets with needle work borders, cape like tops, wrap-around gowns, ruffled and pleated abstract forms, layered and tiered hems.

The fabric used were tulle, leatherette, chantille, velvet and wool. The tribal look was further accentuated by braided hair with tassles.

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