Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week - A/W'13 - Best of Day 3 !

Monday 15 April 2013

Hey everyone!
Continuing the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week series, here are the highlights from the DAY 3 which saw some major designers and Bollywood celebs making the runway more glamorous :

For this new collection Abraham and Thakore took a look at Indian wedding dressing from a modernist and somewhat minimal perspective. They reinterpreted traditional occasion dressing into a sleek, modern 21st century bridal wardrobe for the contemporary Indian woman.

Ekru by Ekta & Ruchira showcased the culture of India and its way of living in their collection "Indian Kaleidoscope". The bright color palette in the collection was a true representation of Indian culture and festivities.

Joy Mitra’s latest collection will take you on a magnificent journey down the memory lane of old Bollywood movies. This collection is Joy’s first fun-quirky-chic, the soul is very Indian and consists of dresses, saris and anarkalis. The color palette is a very interesting mix of black, green, maroon, dark red and mustard.

Taking inspiration from the Colonial Orient, Kiran Uttam Ghosh's collection emanated military undertones and mirrored an appeal that is half tomboy half heroine. The collection affords extreme feminity against sharp tailored masculine shapes. Perceptible military influences include inspired metallic embellishments, epaulet detail and sharp shoulder styles with brass and buttonhole detailing, curved and long slit cuffs, high collars and delicate interpretations of the soldier’s uniform.

The much awaited show of the Fashion Week - ‘Threads of Emotion’ by Manish Malhotra celebrated the magic and heritage of embroidery. Phulkari embroidery, which is native to Punjab, was at the heart of this collection. Manish Malhotra spun together the weaves of Phulkari into his signature styles in autumn colours like rich mustard yellow, navy blue, deep rust, earthy olive and intense red.

Ekta Jaipuria and Ruchika Kandhari (© Cameraworx)

This season Kavita Bhartia presented “HYPERCRAFT”- a collection that drew inspiration from the new generation of technology making 3D available to designers and crafts people, using technology to enhance artisan skills to create new classical designs. The collection derived inspiration from artist Michael Eden who used antique form while using digital technology.

Gravitating towards the elegant economy of the construction of dress provided by antique models using luxurious fabrics, elaborate ornamentation and intricate hand- embroidered textures. Rajdeep Ranawat brings to the season an enchanting feel of royal regalia, crowns and court garments in a contemporary fashion.

Finally a collection which truly represented Autumn Winter - Inspired by The Wool Lab trend forecast, Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection is a testament to rural India, and exemplifies traditional tailoring in a more modern and contemporary light. With details like satin inserts, giving pocket detailing a geometry of its own, asymmetry, zipper fasteners from motorcycle jackets, and elements of classic menswear tailoring, every seam had a reason in this collection.

Endlessly inspired by the feminine spirit, Reynu Taandon created a visual symphony of fabrics, season-less styles, with a comfort and practicality that can be worn from day into evening. Accentuating all body types and lifestyles, the collection is prone to add chic sophistication in every ensemble.

These were all the highlights of Day 3 ( sorry for being sooo late in posting the same :( .. Will post the remaining updates by this weekend.. )

Up next - Remaining updates from the WIFW A/W'13, India International Jewellery Week and few Outfit Posts. 
Loads of love

( PS - All the images and text have been collected from various sources. I don't own any of the images. )


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