RICI MELION made its PFDC ramp debut with their collection titled ‘Ulysses’. Inspired by Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem Ulysses, the collection chronicles the journey of a man through the crusade he has made throughout his life. The display of the poem’s theme within the collection was done by envisaging the increased thirst for adventure and challenge visible in the sophisticated classically cut suits.
Fabrics used ranged from breathable wools meant for Spring/Summer in Super 130s and 140s and Super Fine High Micron Count Fibers such as a 12.5 micron Kid-Mohair Pencil Striped Two Piece. The silhouettes were tactile yet light with silky finished shirts that give inflated movement and deconstructed jackets with oversized lapels and patch pockets.
With very minute embellishment in their signature blended antique and champagne gold jacquard finish handwork, the collection features a bold color palette from vintage prince of whale glen-checks, tropical florals and Hawaiian patterned shirts to muted Bottle Greens and Solid short Reds. For this collection, trends to look out for are the 3D illustration of design such as woven fabrics and embossed embroidered patterns all the way to augmented reality of design. Film actor Azfar Rehman walked the ramp as the brand’s celebrity showstopper.
As entertaining but surprising as Rici Melion was to watch, we believe the drama and circus overtook the main fashion element. After 2 to 3 basic suits, show moved on to dramatic looks such as a clown, a price with a stuffed tiger , a jester, a man with grass growing out of him and another, with flowers extending from his forehead.
One had to notice carefully to pick out a fashion element that can be worn by someone who isn’t one of the characters mentioned above. However good or bad, the show made a lasting impression with its dancing and animated statement pieces.
28 Sep 2018
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