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October 10, 2014

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Day 2: The first spring

Text by Wyanet Vaz

Pastels owned Day 2, while melodramatic prints, fragile fabrics and breezy silhouettes reminded us of the first whiff of spring

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Keeping in mind the hot Indian summers, EKA by Rina Singh showcased a gamut of cotton ensembles in dull pastel hues. The breezy collection comprised of layered tunics, shirt dress and shift dresses. Completely devoid of print, this was one collection that hit the sweet spot of minimalism.

Designers Viral, Ashish and Vikrant literally painted the town red with their collection titled ‘Virtues’. Filled with promise and a whole lot of grandeur, the collection focused on asymmetrical dresses, jacket kurtas and elaborate cape dresses.

Manish Gupta, with his fine taste in fragile fabrics and colours, showcased a timeless and ethereal collection. Low on drama, his shade card consisted of sea green, ivory, pale yellow, peach and soft pink. Heavy embroideries, silk, satin and sheer in sorbet colours, and flowy silhouettes took us on a happy trip to Venice.

Playing around with the versatility of the colour white, Samata Chauhan delivered a wardrobe replete with stunning detailing and finesse. The collection included sheer dresses, lehenga cholis and  flared gowns with the right amount of florals.

The day got better as it progressed, with Kavita Bhartia dropping a collection that was more than just impressive. A series of seamlessly crafted designs showcased intricate embroidery, a dull colour palette and a visually appealing execution.

Payal Pratap’s collection played around with rustic prints and craft-based patterns. The ensembles had it all…colour, embroidery, digitised prints, embellishments and our most favoured – sparkle!

In shades of Cleopatra, Malini Ramani dappled with cut-outs, asymmetrical hemlines and dashes of gold. The highlight of her collection were kaftan dresses, fringe jackets, gladiator wedges and head tattoos.

Tailored for the European sojourn you’ve been planning, Gauri & Nainika delivered a clean, romantic line of ensembles. Loaded with OTT prints, we  loved the empire waist dresses, sheath gowns and ruffled peplum dresses.

Day 2 clearly belonged to pastels as Pankaj & Nidhi showcased an extensive line loaded with lace and crochet. Asymmetrical sleeves, layered dresses, palazzo jumpsuits and pleated skirts came with intricate detailing and only showcased the designers’ love for all things spring.

Check out Day 1 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week here. 

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