Vineet Bahl paid a tribute to Persian aesthetics this Spring Summer 2012. Incorporating his design ideology with different patterns of linear and block printing in a palette of off-whites, blacks, maroons, pale yellow and washed blues, he maintained a simplistic approach.
The shapes were a mix of lose and well constructed bodies. The linear geometry was presented with a bend. Vertical lines were broken in definitive pattern to look afresh. The horizontal ones formed outer layer in the shapes of formal and casual silhouettes.
Square stoles muffled round the necks were highlighted with jet black yarn tassels. Few other forms of accessories included braided off-white strings flowing from front to the back of a trouser to create a casual look. The overlays were in the form of aprons with 'qashquai' motifs loosely tied at the back.
The menís shapes varied from cropped pants to cut-work coat jackets. The block printing was used excessively and looked gorgeous on earthy tonal surfaces. Another important elements were placements of plackets, absence of side-seams on knee-length auxiliary layers and bias tapes to highlight the princess lines.
Bahl's amalgamation this season was a cultural flash back.