Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks’ 30 metre net panels, built on a silver lycra swimsuit, has made its way to a New York museum.
Valerie Steele, director and author at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, and curators Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way picked out Rodricks’ gown constructed on a swimsuit, to be included in the Global Fashion Capitals exhibition that opens here on June 3.
The garment was chosen after the curators saw last month’s Amazon India Fashion Week grand finale in Delhi.
The gown was chosen to join the ranks of designers from Worth to Dior in Paris and traces the trend of global fashion capitals Milan, London, New York, Tokyo to more recent fashion capitals the world over.
“I’m happy that India will take it’s place via Delhi and Mumbai among the world’s fashion capitals. We had a lot of hard work and fun putting together this fuschia and orange gown with floating satin orbs and circles in satin suspended from nylon wires. I’m indeed honoured and happy for both Amazon and FDCI that Indian fashion advances on a global platform,” the Goa-based Rodricks said in a statement.
Indian designer Manish Arora is also represented at the exhibition.