Collection Sheet – 2008

MERCEDEZ FASHION TOUR 2008
Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune.

The Wendell Rodricks Collection for Mercedes Benz is a tribute to fashion and style, sleek looks and practicality, performance and precision. It applies to both clothing and a great car renowned worldwide for setting international standards of excellence, comfort and style.
In a collection of five suites, the Wendell Rodricks collection for Mercedes Benz moves from Whispers in space, Aquatic melodies, Crackling rhythms, Whistling winds and Earth sounds. Using a palette of blacks, blues, fire, white and earth tones, the collection is treated to signature Wendell Rodricks style. Layered looks, extreme fluidity, crinkle fabrics, metallic highlights and precision cut to flow with nature. As impressive variety of fabrics ensures that the Wendell Rodricks Mercedes Benz is a timeless classic. Using his hallmark cutting and sensual application to silhouette and style, Wendell Rodricks creates for Mercedes Benz an unforgettable collection that represents the best of fashion for the automobile giant in the most glowing, stylish means possible.

TROPICAL ISLAND
Grand Finale, Lakme Fashion Week Summer 2008, NCPA, Mumbai.

The Wendell Rodricks Tropical Island collection for Lakme Summer 2008 Grand Finale is a tribute to the urban woman with an island spirit. In his minimalist style, Wendell Rodricks created clothes that address and flatter various body shapes. Using the islands of the world as inspiration, the collection used birds, butterflies and fish in Matisse shapes and a colour vibe of Yves Saint Laurent in the 1970s.

 New in this Lakme Grand Finale 2008 are crinkled wave scarves, batik hand painted seamed sarongs, seamless ribbon and elastic mesh dresses, Matisse foam skirts and accessories. Button insert, petal shaped lycra surface embellishment and layered trapeze line tunics. New to the Wendell Rodricks signature style is a celebration of colour, youthful energy and colourful vibrancy of a woman whose heart forever lives on a tropical island.

ECO-GOA ROOM

At Wendell Rodricks Design Space, Campal.

Wendell Rodricks Our ECO-GOA room is about nature.  The fabrics are woven and dyed and sewn in small villages.  Feel your skin breathe with nature in these clothes.  Ignore the weave “flaws”.  They are the fingerprints of village hands and minds.  Your support to wear nature directly affects the tribals we work with.  They used to burn firewood, cut trees and ruin our forests…… to survive !  The forests were depleted.  The animals fled.  Tribals got asthma and eye problems due to the wood smoke.  The tribals were given free gas cylinders and encouraged to plant trees and shrubs which could be harvested to make dues from leaves, barks and fruit.  Thanks to Natural Dyes, an NGO, we have a forest again.  The animals returned.  The pure vegetal dye affluent is used as fertilizer for fields.  Wear these garments dyed with guava leaf, pomergranate, red sandalwood and local shrubs.  The clothes are cool and comfortable.  Also on display are yoga mats infused with sacred herbs such as tulsi, turmeric and papal leaf.

Wendell Rodricks was the first designer in India to begin eco-friendly garments in 1991; blending exotic natural weaves which are woven in remote villages.  This room is a tribute to that pioneering spirit  

ROMANTICA
Chivas Fashion Tour 2008 at Mumbai, Delhi and Dubai

Wendell Rodricks creates a suite of cocktail dresses and evening loungewear in a romantic mood. Inspired by the Romantic Era of the late 1800’s, the clothes borrow from the easy beach style in Goa. These are clothes for rockstar chicks, boho spirits, hippie flower children and the romantic at heart. Soft pastel tones and resort details such as shells, mother of pearl, coconut fibre, feathers and ribbon embellish the collection. This is the romantic side of a designer in love with the feminine women of another era for the romantic women of today. Pastels have been treated to colonial dusty tones and cut in a manner that is typical of the Wendell Rodricks. From Goa and the early British romantic Orientalists, Wendell Rodricks creates for the Chivas Fashion Tour a unique collection called “Romantica”.

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