Rocky Star SS20 captured the essence of a modern Indian summer. The Mumbai-born designer teamed light tunics and tulle skirts with biker boots and dark eyeliner, resulting in a grungy yet feminine style.
Rocky Star is somewhat of a celebrity for all of us here at Backstage Tales, and that comes as no surprise. The designer has made clothes for over 350 Bollywood films and has been seen on the likes of Beyonce and Paris Hilton.
His collection for SS20 continued to take inspiration from Asian opulence, heavily featuring intricate embroidery alongside heritage craft and texture. Star juxtaposed the neutral colour palette of pitch blacks, light greys and ivory creams with bright fuchsia headpieces (which gave us serious Valentino vibes), that intended to reflect the ‘change at dusk’ of an Indian summer night.
He opened the collection with flowy Chanderi cotton dresses – very much daywear; cool enough to survive the hot Indian sun, but a shield from an early evening breeze. A notable aspect from the collection was Rocky’s delicate use of ruffles as full skirts didn’t look heavy, but moved gracefully. One of our favourite looks was the tie-dye silk jacket and pleated skirt inspired by ornate 18th Century Mughal textures.
The structure of the show took us from daytime to eveningwear, with the latter half of the collection presenting deconstructed blazers and iridescent sequins which gave the collection an edge. A further favourite look was the bejewelled corset with oversized suit trousers teamed with a printed kimono, and the sheer sequin tank under the timeless pinstripe suit would be ideal for an Indian summer night.
Rocky Star succeeded at showcasing classic, conservative fashion, but without sacrificing personality and vibrance.
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Text: Sylvie Marilyn Keen
Images: POP PR