'Shootout At Wadala' inspires designer's gangster-based line
His work in upcoming Bollywood gangster flick "Shoootout At Wadala" inspired designer Rajat K. Tangri to showcase a whole collection based on the concept of "mafias, spies and gangsters" at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 here Tuesday
"I was inspired by my work in the film 'Shootout at Wadala' and so decided to go with this theme. I even had the music match the feel of my collection," Tangri told reporters here post his show. "Shootout At Wadala", directed by Sanjay Gupta, is a prequel to the 2007 movie "Shootout At Lokhandwala".
The designer brought alive the dark and dramatic theme of the movie on the fashion ramp through fitted dresses and jumpsuits for women, and sharply tailored suits for men. As for the colours, he said: "I have used very elegant nudes and beiges with metallic gold. I also used teal blue, metallic green and black."
His show was followed by designer Sailex's line, inspired by pin-up girls of 1950s. The line showcased evening wear, especially blingy ensembles like satin blazer suits, full length gowns, skirts and saris. "My line had a very vintage look and feel to it," he said.