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October 09, 2014

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Day 1: Here comes the sun

Text by Wyanet Vaz

Japanese dolls, Red Indian motifs, miniature paintings and collections in soft shades of spring aimed for a sun-kissed start

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Much like the famous Beatles song, Aneeth Arora’s opening collection personified Here comes the sun. Both, comforting and contemplative, the hand embroidery and colourful detailing on white fabrics made this a go-to collection. We can’t not talk about the garden runway, saplings planted in a zigzag manner, and of course those summery Nike sneaks!

What stood out in Hemant & Nandita’s collection was the strong Red Indian inspiration. From tribal prints to stripes, the collection had it all…playing around with jackets, jumpsuits, bodysuits and hats. An easy-to-wear wardrobe, this collection was high on bohemian chic.

Pallavi Mohan’s Not So Serious collection dappled with sunshine and the light breezes of summer. As the label suggests, the catalogue was a mix of clean and structured lines while playing around with chiffon, silk organza and georgette.

Inspired by the Orient, Atsu showcased a collection based on new silhouettes and architectural shapes. The hand woven textiles combined with techno fabrics gave summer a modern twist. We loved the soft and fresh palette of pastels that came with a hint of red.

The land of the rising sun dominated Alpana & Neeraj’s catalogue. Softened with bows and scallops, the Japanese-inspired collection showcased long linear dresses, sharply-cut pants and large floral patches.

Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini showed drapes and pleats, maxis and separates and 50s-inspired baby doll skirts. Brimming with romance and nostalgia, the shades ranged from tea-dipped ivories to apple greens and fossilised blues.

The miniature style of painting translated beautifully into Tarun Tahiliani’s collection. The marriage of the old and new culminated into saris with shocking LED-like borders, dhoti skirts and flowing silk kaftans. The palette played homage to an Indian identity and celebrated colour with gusto!

 

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