Day 4: Amazon India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017
Fluttery cuts in muslin gave birth to a rather immersive presentation at Abhi Singh’s show. Unstructured textures, no-fuss prints and undefined silhouettes evoked a sense of unforced femininity on the ramp.
Poonam Dubey’s collection saw natural elements like flowers, birds and butterflies used on khadi material with prints and sequins which resulted in a beautiful amalgamation of modern and traditional. The unique cuts, drapes and patterns were inspired by a mix of modern and Mughal art.
Saaj by Ankita
Delicious spring colours were seen on the runway at Ankita’s collection with brief appearances of tasteful sheer. It was interesting to see how she played with embroidered animal motifs and brought them to life via her colourful interpretations.
Although fashioned after the elaborate ensembles of Mughal princesses, Shalini James’ collection eschewed the decadence of that era to showcase muted colours devoid of any hints of the trademark silk, embroidery and lace. She imagined these princesses to be muses of minimalism in a time when the concept didn’t even exist.
Bhanuni by Jyoti
Bouncy ruffles and flowy pleats in vintage and kitschy prints made up Bhanuni by Jyoti’s collection. Spring favourites like skater dresses and off-shoulder tops were seen in varied prints.
Panelled sequins, metallic tassels and vintage prints were the highlights at Pallavi Jaipur’s show. The collection is said to have drawn inspiration from the Victorian markets of London with its traditional dresses and skirts.
A palette of blush pinks and lavender was balanced by strong, structured silhouettes and box pleats in Tanieya Khanuja’s feminine collection. It symbolized the blooming of the female body and soul as it evolves into a woman.
Hemant & Nandita
Hemant and Nandita showcased what will continue to be the biggest trend next spring – ruffles! However, their renditions were meant for the grown-up, sexy woman. The slits on skirts, abstract prints and bralets on shirts were the highlights at their show.
Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan
Not so serious by Pallavi Mohan had a line up of ultra feminine, ruffled, sheer looks in delicate peach and sky blue. A frothy collection that set the tone for an expectant summer.
Mandira’s collection included a diverse range of silhouettes with panelled anarkalis, floor-sweeping bell bottoms, jackets and crop tops. Dreamy sheer and powerful capes set the mood for a romantic summer.
Pria Kataaria Puri
Pria Kataaria Puri’s collection ranged from printed kaftan-dresses perfect for a beach party, to high-on-shine sequinned dresses and jumpsuits ideal to dance the night away in. Details like feathered waists and tassels lent a retro vibe to the whole affair.
Am.it by Amit Aggarwal
Amit Aggarwal wooed us with his futuristic collection, that also strangely evoked nostalgia at the same time. Volume and texture play on his striking signature shapes won our attention from point go. The use of cotton, sherbet colours and glitter-filled sheer panels added a sense of playful whimsy to the collection.
Pankaj & Nidhi
Pankaj & Nidhi showed a glamorous lineup that included patchwork prints on mesh in summery colours. The latter part of the collection had shiny disco looks in all silver. Sequins and varied textures added a fun edge to the collection.
Masaba took her signature style to the next level with bold, festive colours and prints. From print-on-print sari-blouses and dhoti pants to capes and funky dresses, there were plenty of quirky options to experiment with, this festive season.