kallol Datta, to me, is a little bit of a genius. He walks on a different earth in terms of his designs. The garments from his XOXO collection, showcased at WIFW A/W ’12, stood out in many ways… the way he draped them and in terms of the simplicity of colours, textures etc.
With Kallol Datta there is always a story behind every print, pick of textile and motif. If I had to put my thoughts on his collection in one line, I would say that his clothes are from a modern-day, independent superwoman’s fairytale. They have Kolkata written all over them. Albeit, not today’s Kolkata I would think.
His shows are never over the top but there are always these tiny details that make a statement. The glasses smudged with black paint/kohl with heartbreak as the theme of the collection told me that the person doesn’t trust too easily after a deceit. I could be so far away from his vision behind these glasses but this is what I felt.
The bleeding heart print was my favourite. If a garment can make you feel happy or sad, it’s a bloody awesome piece. And those tassels, I love them!
I saw this red dress during his fittings and instantly fell in love with it.
He’s right when he says:
Me no likey:
I don’t really have much to say here but I just want to share this nagging doubt that I have in my head. When I see these pieces I get the feeling that they are meant for much taller, larger women. Being just 5ft 2, I am actually worried that no matter how much I love these designs I would never be able to carry them off. Hmmm like I said it’s just a stupid doubt. Ignore.
If I put my nagging mind to rest and pick up a few pieces from Kallol Dutta’s xoxo collection, I would definitely pick up the Grey dress with a cowl neck detail, the red dress along with the jacket and the black dress with a bleeding heart and tassels for those not-so-happy-days… just in case!
What do you think of his collection. I would love to hear… leave a comment or just tweet me!