The best of fashion in the City

The recent edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014 had some of the biggest names showcasing their fashionable creations.

March is officially the ‘month of fashion’. After biding goodbye to Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, the Capital played host to the  much-awaited Wills India Fashion Week (WIFW). With names like Tarun Tahiliani, Malini Ramani and Abraham & Thakore, to name a few, Wills was where the real deal happened.

WIFW Autumn/Winter’14 at Pragati Maidan saw a grand line-up. Tarun Tahiliani presented a mix of bright colours with gold jewellery on Day one. The outfits included kaftans, saris, dhoti skirts, jackets with slits and long asymmetric kurtas. Shipla Shetty, his showstopper, presented a
layered kanjeevaram lehenga and a draped corset in her hour-glass figure and set the ramp on fire.

One of the attractive collection was presented by Jenjum Gadi. His collection was inspired by his travels through Turkey and in particular, by the local Iznik art. Paying tribute to the inspiring artform, Jenjum created clothes in his own signature style – colourful and bright.

Dev r Nil’s collection too had a lot of colour, but with a twist. The point of focus came alive in their signature prints comprising flowers, birds and geometric designs and the cutworks and applique techniques used on leather and other fabric. Embroidered jackets, coat dresses, shirt dresses, leather tops, double breasted long jackets kept the look chic and feminine.

Myoho, by Kiran and Meghna, presented Soul Souk. The collection was beautiful and simple with floral motifs. The clothes were inspired by the breathtakingly beautiful aesthetics of Morocco, and bold colours like sindoor red, cerulean blue and slate
black – all coming together to present ‘realistic’ and
 ‘wearable’ designs.

Famous designer, Satya Paul showcased this season’s innovation – reversible sarees, which have a different print on either side to suit the wearer’s mood. Combinations of toffee brown, lilac, crimson, nude, mint and soft pink were used in the collection. And deep burgundy gave the collection a rich undertone.

Closer home, designer

Anita Dongre drew inspiration from intricate sikri work of the forts and palaces of Rajasthan and presented ‘Jaipur Bride – Nayantara’. Multi-coloured beadwork, handwoven silk ikats and digitally printed fabrics adorned flowing chiffon maxi dresses, asymmetrical jackets, tunics and skirts, styled with silver gypsy trinkets and jhumkas.

Designer Shruti Sancheti presented ‘East India Company’ inspired by the women during British era. Whereas Tanieya Khanuja showcased clothes with futuristic looks. Her exclusive collection was made with various stitching techniques, like hand-cut sequins, thread work, cross stitch, in fabrics like PVC, Italian silk and organza. The collection had well-fitted garments like peplum, baby
doll dresses, knee length and calf length dresses.

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