Bollywood horror inspires Swapnil Shinde

Mumbai: Ace designer Swapnil Shinde`s collection at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winder Festive 2012 collection will recreate the Bollywood horror of the 60s on the ramp.

The collection to be showcased on August 6 seeks inspiration from horror flicks of the Hindi film industry from the late 50s and early 60s.

References include a vision of the lead actress in a white sari with her `pallu` flying in the air, crystal chandeliers whistling through the wind, the hero with his rigid tweed blazers, the gothic symbolism and finally romance.

"The silhouettes take inspiration from the late 50s and early 60s Bollywood horror films. This is my theme this season. My collection is fascinated with the effects of wind on fabric in particular the synthesis of structure and chaos," Shinde said.

"It will be a visual treat to the fashionistas. I am sure it will be a show stopping spectacle," he said.

The silhouettes confined to imagery of what women should look like in those times, cinched waists, big shoulders, exaggerated sleeves and full volume skirts. Colour story includes jet black, ivory, shades of slate and steel blue, blood red and sunflower yellow.