A collection by Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama for her P. E. L. L. A. label is consistently an innovative experience. At Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 PELLA’s ‘Minus6. 5’ was an interesting refreshing range of designs which were difficult to decipher. The designer preferred hand woven fabrics like pure Eri silk, Jamdani, Cashmere and Pashmina all perfect for up coming season. Priyanka’s colour palette continued neutral with white and grey and then changed onto black but peaked with red.
Famous for innovations in fabric manipulation she used thread work and then included hand painting to create a virtually blurred visual. Priyanka’s construction is her specialty and this season too the designs were made from a single block of fabric ‘A CELLA’ which required minimal sewing and measurements thus offering a spectacular silhouette. The finish was with folded and blind hems that created distinctive outfits. The collection showcased massive amounts of pleats and layers.
For those who have an eye for fashion, you must have already recognized with the innovative intuition of Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama. Less focus on cuts, more on drapes, that is precisely what Lama’s designs were about this winter. Using seasonal handwoven materials such as eri silk, jamdani, cashmere and pashmina, Lama kept to a neutral colour pallette of white, grey and black, with just a pop of red towards the end to break the dullness in hues.
The unstructured dresses made it appear elegant but still retained to some of the trends of the season: one-shoulders, sewn or tied bows and more. Absolutely no adornment whatsoever, and she continue to nailed it with every design. Talk about intelligent garment construction! While the presentation of her patterns was extremely nomadic, the importance was contemporary.
A ravishing red cape outfit made an appealing impact on the runway. The silhouettes, though unstructured, were eye catching. Pella’s metallic khadi pieces as well as rustic flowy separates made the crowd sit up and take notice. The kaftan-shaped outfits in different designs were something to look out for. I also loved the asymmetrical cape outfits.