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October 13, 2014

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Day 4: A cotton scene

Text by Wyanet Vaz

With the revival of Batik prints, lazy colour schemes, and cotton taking over the ramp, Day 4 saw a slice of handloom heaven

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Dominated by black, white and grey, Mrinalini’s collection personified comfort wear. Keeping in mind Indian summers, easy breezy clothing made an appearance in the form of kaftans, tunics, dresses and loose cotton pants. On the other side of the spectrum, Sahil Kochhar managed to impress with intricate detailing and exquisite garments. Heavy on stitching (and high on silk), the collection celebrated the Sholapith craft native to West Bengal.

Urvashi Kaur played around with cotton as her collection revolved around airy silhouettes as well. The shade card consisted of Indigo and we were thrilled to see Batik prints make a happy comeback. The highlight of her collection was the systematic use of checks, stripes and block prints.  Dev R Nil’s summer collection was heavy on prints and mirror work. Dappling with funky and intricate print work, the designers added an ethereal edge.

Raakesh Agarvwal added his touch of denim with a collection that played around with cowboy ensembles and ripped jeans. The designer carefully curated the wardrobe, adding the right amount of embellishments, and giving denim a bold new direction. It was love at first sight as Vineet Bahl showcased his Karwa Chauth-inspired collection. Using simple ethnic silhouettes, the designer completed each garment with delicate detailing and pearl and floral designs, showcasing the joys of handloom.

Consisting of a sophisticated ivory, gold and sun-kissed peach, Rabani & Rakha showcased ensembles inspired by antique crafts. Gowns, saris, dresses and fusion ensembles were layered with lace, tulle, brocade and opulent embroidery.

Models gleamed in pure white as Wendell Rodricks showcased his summer collection. Filled with handloom patterns, the designer played around with rich cotton saris, linen kaftans, dhotis and open button collar shirts.

Missed out on our previous posts? Check out Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 here.

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