Bandmaster Flash, India Fashion Week Edition

Like I said, the world seems to be full of flashy band-masters lately – and by world, I do mean this fashion planet of ours.

Military band uniforms showed up in Preeti Chandra’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, shown at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in (New) Delhi last week.

Very (old) Bollywood, if you ask me.

Her inspiration was matadors, but in my view, those matadors marched to the beat of a different drum.

Preeti Chandra AW12 Red Band Bolero on
The band needs boleros, the baaja needs more boom, the baarat needs a danceable tune - a bedazzled bolero at Preeti Chandra AW12.
Preeti Chandra AW12 Tan Band Jacket on
What's an Indian uniform, without a little chamak?
Preeti Chandra AW12 Plum Beaded Bolero on
Olé or no way to beaded epaulets? What say you, my dears?

There were actually some lovely Spanish-inspired pieces in Chandra’s collection, apart from the above examples. I’ll share my faves in a future post.

But if we are talking about Spanish inspiration, Anamika Khanna’s collection from last spring is a must-see.

Read all WLIFW12 posts.

Photos courtesy of WLIFW.

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