We may choose to disagree, but we are all fashion victims in disguise, and we dig fashion shows for trends. While jewellery has always been an indispensable part of fashion shows, recent runaway reports suggest that diamonds have taken centre-stage for accessorising.
And it’s just not haute couture, even ready-to-wear has seen a sizable invasion of diamond jewellery for augmenting the designs. Whatever the style, even the most glamourous outfits borrow the extra edge of oomph and brilliance of diamonds. However, diamond jewellery with heavy-duty ornate pieces is a thing of the past. Diamonds have now gone ultra-chic, minimal and are so wearable making them fit for all occasions. And the Lakme Fashion Week that just wrapped up paid testimony to this trend.
What more, the fashion week took the unison of fashion and diamonds to a new level by joining hands with the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) for the second season of the ‘The Real Cut’. The show was a smashing presentation of fashion and diamond jewellery featuring the six winning diamond jewellery designers of the second season of ‘The Real Cut’ on the ramp.
The skilled designers exhibited exceptional crafting techniques and designs. The winners-Dhairyada A Mehta of Vrajlal & Co, Divya Gupta of Tanishq (Design Excellence Centre), Ketan Chokshi of Narayan Jewellers, Roni Adhikari of Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers, Sonali Sheth of Sphere, Taruna Kamdar of Anmol Jewellers were chosen by a celebrated panel of jury members from the jewellery and fashion fraternity.
If anything defined the jewellery at these scintillating shows, it was a sense of restraint. There were no overbearing or complex compositions, with modern-day elegance overriding the styles. The versatile designs be it neckpieces, rings, earrings or bracelets, played a dual role, enhancers for some and embellishments for others. Such an exquisite collaboration of fashion and jewellery designers was a sight to behold. This association of LFW and DPA has surely set the tone for winter/festive season ahead. Being close watches of runway fashion, we are cajoled to ask, why don’t more designers pair up with the skilful fine jewellers more