This nine yards of absolute elegance saw quite a few headlining moments at Day 3 of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Spring-Summer predictions include the eternal silk, hints of glamour and beautiful surface texturing and prints. Here are our top five saree moments of Day Two:
The queen of graphic prints brings to us a ‘patakha’ print saree for the upcoming season. Quirk it up.
Anupama Dayal with her large floral psychedelic prints does a saree number with a jacket blouse. Colour blocked summer ahead.
Classy and elegant, this ivory with black saree by Payal Singhal with its interesting pine cone print and the embroidered blouse belong in our closet.
Designer Poonam Dubey displayed this red saree with multicoloured Indian artefact print and an embroidered blouse utilising the sholapith technique. This one is a winner.
Authored by Shreya Kalra (www.ftlofaot.com) For The Love Of Fashion and Other Things
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.
Authored by Shreya Kalra of www.ftlofaot.com (For the Love of Fashion and Other Things)
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.
Authored by Shreya Kalra of www.ftlofaot.com (For The Love of Fashion and Other Things)
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.
We also saw hints of cute Péro style checks and crochet.
Authored by: Shreya Kalra of www.ftlofaot.com (For The Love of Fashion and Other Things)