Top five ready-to-wear garments: Day 2 WIFW

The Spring-Summer edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week shows a lot of promise as far as ready-to-wear lines or pret go. Designers put their best foot forward in order to not only create garments fit for the runway but also keeping in mind the viability of the same in the market. The second day at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week saw many a designers showcase their ingenious designs for their pret lines on the ramp. Here are our top five picks from the same.
This dress by Payal Pratap cinched at the waist with the beautiful folk patterns made for a complete delight

This bohemian spirited shift by Payal Pratap in a royal blue with its folk and mosaic print is a perfect fit for the summer ahead.

Be it the pastel colours, scalloped edges, cool layering or the organic fabric, this dress by Eka is a great pick.

The easy breezy bohemian vibe of this maxi dress with side slits by Malini Ramani makes it a favourite with us. Who said black is for winters?

The dusty rose colour of the dress, coupled with the complete set of vintage objects from Pankaj and Nidhi’s closet make this little number one of our favourite ready-to-wear pieces this season.

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Pankaj & Nidhi: Vintage Closet

With music that took us back to an era gone by, ‘The Vintage Closet’ by Pankaj & Nidhi opened with a skirt and top duo with beautiful vintage objects printed across. The delicate beadwork on the crop tops and skirts was one of its kind and gave the illusion of cross stitch. The lace cape and dress combinations in a variety of pastel hues were beautiful and as per a very spring-summer palette. The models sported an exaggerated top bun with bangs across their forehead which added to the vintage old world charm of the collection. Some pieces were reminiscent of their best done multi-pastel appliqués and you definitely will not hear us complain. A show worthy of the day’s finale, truly.




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Top five gowns: Day 2 WIFW

Gowns are the new go-to evening wear choice of apparel and quite a few Indian designers are making valiant efforts at taking it to the next level. Our top five gown and full length gown anarkali picks of the day are as follows along with the reasons for the same.
This larger than life white gown with origami hand appliquéd was a walking bouquet down the Samanth Chauhan runway

This beige and gold emblazoned number by Kavita Bhartia is perfect for the upcoming wedding season.

In a show that carried the message of dispelling myths about AIDS, this stunning burnt orange-red layered anarkali by Virtues: Viral, Ashish and Vikrant, with interesting cuts stood apart.

This tiered gown by Gauri & Nainika with hints of folded green created just the right drama.

The white high-low hemmed gown in neoprene with the red appliquéd detail on the side spells elegance.

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Gauri & Nainika: Save the Planet

After a short clip on the crisis that befall planet Earth at different times, the Gauri & Nainika show began with body con silhouettes in gowns and dresses depicting an ode to our planet. From splotch prints that looked like melting glaciers to digital prints of saplings emerging out of the Earth, the Gauri & Nainika gowns with all their grandeur made our hearts skip a beat. One of the most beautiful and impactful shows of the day, the designer duo best known for their red carpet worthy gowns outdid themselves yet again. The technique of floral appliqué and pattern making made each piece in the colours of the Earth stand out.




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Tarun Tahiliani with The Singh twins

A collection based on the art created by the sister duo operating out of UK, popularly known as ‘The Singh Twins’, Tarun Tahiliani closed Day 1 with a ready-to-wear collection bereft of a showstopper but full of art influences. The Singh Twins’ art is insured by Asian and Western iconography and takes inspiration from Indian style of miniature paintings. Tarun Tahiliani transferred his understanding of the same onto tunic, skirts, saris, draped pants and lehengas in bright pops of colours like reds, yellows, blues and peaches. The level of detail to the print is excruciatingly minute and beautiful and has been described as ‘Past Modern’. This was a complete package as the show set was created with tapestries formed by the art of the Singh Twins. The men’s wear competed with the women’s wear as far as the fun and vibrance of the garments were concerned. A beautiful collection in all.





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Top five looks of Day 1: WIFW

The first best look of the day was a cute skater dress from Pero by Aneeth Arora. Linen made for a perfect summery fabric especially with this brightly hand embroidered top. The pop coloured Nike shoes were the icing on top.


The second best look of the day was a maxi dress in jersey with fringed multi coloured detailing and ikat print on the top as was the theme of the Hemant & Nandita show, ‘The Knot’. ’70s inspired and fun, this look is perfect for the summer.


The third best look of the day was a ‘kawaii’ inspired gown with clean cuts and minimal design that highlighted the cute bows incorporated a lot in Japanese design. This creation came from the house of Alpana & Neeraj.


The fourth best look of the day was a tennis dress in mesh and a surface print by Pallavi Mohan (Not So Serious). Sporty luxe is a trend to watch out for this season too.


The fifth best look of the day was a full circle dress with an embellished kimono in shades of pretty pastels as seen on the Atsu girl of the season.


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Péro’s Garden of magic

Aneeth Arora of Péro knows exactly how to create a set that will mesmerise the audience. This year, with her theme of ‘Go Green’, the set comprised of a lush green garden that extended between the seating rows with potted plants and watering can accessories et al. The excitement was palpable and she did not disappoint.



Frumpy chic gets a perfectly easy breezy summer make over as she plays with pure cottons, chanderi and khadi this season. Smock dresses and jackets hand embroidered with little flowers paired with hand embroidered pop Nike sneakers and over the top floral headgear made Péro’s garden of magic, truly magical.

CM3_7483We also saw hints of cute Péro style checks and crochet.

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