CUBIST ROSE COLLECTION
Amazon India Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter 2017
Schulen Fernandes presents The Cubist Rose for Wendell Rodricks in a path breaking collection that celebrates the rose in a new cubist avatar. In a symphony of reds, oranges, pinks and purples off set with teal green, nude peach and pale blue, The Cubist Rose cuts a striking
just a rose but the various interpretations in cut metallic leather, layered organza, floating georgette, satin silk, structured cotton satin, silken linen, Bemberg slub weave, poly crinkle and lush pashmina wool. The garments reflect the art of Cubism in keeping with the geometric philosophy of Wendell Rodricks. To this minimalist design statement, Schulen brings to the collection an infusion of youth and modernity in a worthy successor interpretation. Playing volume against slim silhouettes, structured forms with fluid flow and layering with lined garments, the entire collection is subtly infused with rose gold and silver accents. Invitations in design include jacket dresses, Cubist petal collars, 3D elevated leather cutwork, Harlequin technicolour blocking, angled silhouettes and hems.
This is Schulen Fernandes’ second collection for the Wendell Rodricks label. As Creative Head, Schulen brings a refreshing creative expression to the two and a half decade old label from Goa. With The Cubist Rose, Schulen Fernandes proves a worthy successor to Wendell Rodricks and a formidable talent in her own right.
FOR aLL PLUS SIZE LABEL
Lakme Fashion Week, Festive/Resort 2017
Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks creates a collection for aLL Plus Sizes at Lakme Fashion Week that is path breaking in many ways for Indian Fashion, this is a collection that is fashion democratic in every way. Catering to an oft ignored, huge segment of the Indian population, the aLL PRIMERO Collection by Wendell Rodricks addresses the needs of the Indian women and men who are not the regular size standard of the international fashion fraternity.
The silhouettes chosen for aLL are suitable for Indian average heights, they flatter and celebrate Indian women and men.
Using a range of fabric such modal moss crepe, modal moss crepe lycra, modal cotton satin, polyester georgette, single jersey modal Lycra ,cotton modal jacquard (for men’s jacket and pant), cotton linen dobby stripe (for men’s biker jacket), mercerised Giza (for men’s polo t-shirt), overdyed twill lycra (for men’s & women’s jeans), denim (men’s jeans), linen (men’s shirt with deconstructed placket), cotton mul (men’s bundi tunic), twill cotton Lycra (men’ shirt with contrast stitch detail), polyknits (some with lyres), silver speck foilprint cotton jersey, crush pleated polygeorgette, sheer stripe polyknit and pewter shine stripe polyknits.
Bringing the collected together on ramp and racks are shimmering “love your curves” appliqué hearts.
In a colour palette that is white, neutral and vibrant and silhouettes that suit every body shape, the aLL PRIMERO collection will be a celebration not to be missed at Lakme Fashion Week this August.
The aLL PRIMERO COLLECTION by Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks unveils at Lakme Fashion Week in the Main Show Area on 19th August at 7.30pm.
THREADS OF DESIRE
Bombay Times Fashion Week, Sahara Star Hotel, Mumbai
Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks presents THREADS OF DESIRE at BOMBAY TIMES FASHION WEEK 2017. The collection is a celebration of environment friendly cottons dyed with natural dyes of Indigo, Manjista, leaf and bark extract colours. Using a variety of flattering silhouettes, innovative cholis options and handwoven saris, the THREADS OF DESIRE collection comprises three dozen ensembles in the celebrated Goan designer’s signature minimalist, resort and eco-sensitive style. Schulen Fernandes drapes saris with a difference and presents a line of creative garments in earthy hues of ivory, sage green, indigo, madder red and black. The cottons include the unbaled Malkha from Hyderabad, Mundu weaves from Kerala, cotton linens from Bengal and the celebrated Kunbi weave from Goa.
The THREADS OF DESIRE by Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks Collection opens BOMBAY TIMES FASHION WEEK with a valued eco-friendly message for the Indian fashion industry.
Amazon India Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2018
The collection takes inspiration from the Indigo plant in various interpretations. From it’s beautiful blue colour to its leaf shaped silhouettes. From leaf stalk inspired pleating detail to the use of denim, INDIGOFERA is the most modern visual of the fabled Indian indigo dye from antiquity in a paradigm shift for 2018 international fashion.
Complimenting colours along with Indigo form a summer palette. Indigo is offset with hues of Ivory, Pale arctic blue, Leaf green, Orchid pink, Marmalade orange, Coral Red, Egg Yolk Yellow and Rose quartz.
This beautiful palette embraces a variety of fabrics: Denim, Oxford denim, Malkha non-bailed cotton with a ‘spring’ in the weave, Gauze linen cotton and pure linen.
Using a vertical, long line silhouette, design innovations such as hand sewed pleats, 3D pleated collars & stoles, layered sleeves, cutaway blousons, wrap belt ties, leaf shaped pattern pieces and layered skirt-pants.
Keeping with the Wendell Rodricks DNA, Schulen Fernandes retains the designer label affinity for minimalism, Goan ethos, sharp colour contrasts, structure and Indian geometric lines.
INDIGOFERA by Schulen Fernandes unveils at FDCI’s AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK, New Delhi on 11th October 2017, 8.30pm.