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I design what Indian girls can wear: Vikram Phadnis
By his own admission, this Lakme Fashion Week saw Vikram Phadnis experiment for the first time with an all-Indian line. "I wanted to try my hand at creations that don't have too many embellishments. This collection is devoid of heavy embroidery -- the clothes are all muted, without too much bling."

"I used a lot of taffeta and raw silks. The collection is easy-on-the-eyes and that is what is most important at the end of the day."

~ Check out the collection

When asked what inspired him create to such a line, Vikram responds, "I am a very moody person. My collections always reveal what is on my mind. I don't go by seasons as such -- I create what I feel like. For instance, if I feel like putting out an all-white collection during the festive season, I will. People may associate the season with colour, but I don't always go by the book."

So what about particular clothes for a particular season? "We don't really have fall/winter seasons in India, so I design what Indian girls can wear and would want to wear. There is no point putting anything that won't sell on the ramp -- the outfits should all be wearable and at the end of the day, they should sell."

Text: Sanaya Dalal

Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

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