WIFW AW 2013: Hot trend- metal!

WIFW AW 2013: Hot trend- metal!

There’s more than one way to wear metal on your clothes, according to Siddharth Tytler and Anaikka at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2013. Siddharth loves goth glam looks, so metallic embellishments remained the focus of his collection, but he made it interesting to watch (and wear) with feminine skirts and combining with textures like sequins and leather.

Siddharth Tytler WIFW AW 2013 Siddharth Tytler WIFW AW 2013

Anaikka innovated with metallic thread patchwork on garments, beads and spikes. Long chains were wrapped around the torso, while heavy metal embellishments covered a body suit all over, creating the illusion of bondage.

Anaikka WIFW AW 2013 Anaikka WIFW AW 2013

Would you wear metal?

WIFW SS 13 Day 2 Recap

WIFW SS 13 Day 2 Recap

Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra’s been using a lot of Kashmiri embroidery and chikankari recently, and for this ramp collection, he continued with the latter, associating with the NGO Mijwan. And there were the usual suspects of colours like ivory, creme, burnt orange, dull shades of red, pink and the like. Some great stuff to look at, but not new.

WIFW SS13 Manish Malhotra

AM:PM
Ankur and Priyanka Modi stuck to a simple colour palette, but with exotic imagery of god-birds, the Mayan maze, and birds of paradise. Exoticism was balanced with elegant fluid silhouettes, though the designer duo could have taken a few more risks.

WIFW SS13  AM:PM

Anaikka
The designer tried to capture the multiple facets of a woman through garments crafted for specific personalities, character traits and looks. This ranged from the simple feminine charm to the complex mysterious allure. Two key themes in the collection: attention to detail and strong use of monotones.

WIFW SS13 Anaikka

Dev R Nil
Clever print mixing in dresses and separates comprised this very wearable collection. The colour palette was restricted to mostly nude, taupe, pale lime, and navy blue with sparks of tangerine and fuchsia.

WIFW SS13 Dev R Nil

James Ferreira
Moving away from last year’s tie-and-dye, the designer’s new collection features hand painting by textile artist Bhamini Subramaniam and minimal embellishment. Chic and modern, the draped silhouettes were all seen before.

WIFW SS13 James Ferreira

Kavita Bhartia
The “Romanian” influences is not quite apparent, and the headgear was quite disconcerting. The odd-coloured wigs distracted us from the garments, which were quite likable once you saw beyond the wool-hair.

WIFW SS13 Kavita Bhartia

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh experimented with new materials (fabrics and otherwise), used tassellation and various drapes for a slightly futuristic look (big shoulders, surface textures).

WIFW SS13 Rajesh Pratap Singh

SCHON by Sakshee Pradhan
Marking the journey of the sparrow, the rich fabrics and an outfit with some embroidery were the only interesting bits about the collection.

WIFW SS13 SAKSHEE PRADHAN

Samant Chauhan
Samant Chauhan attempted to create masterpieces worth royalty with Bhagalpuri silks, “assi kalis” and zardozi embroidery. Are all the garments worth royalty? Are they all masterpieces? The answer to both questions is “No”, though some of them are certainly arisotocratic, if not regal.

WIFW SS13 Samanth Chauhan

Surbhi Chawla
Lots of “influences” in the collection (nomadic, tribal, gypsy), but the common thread to bind them all together was missing.

WIFW SS13 SURABHI CHAWLA

Accessories of the Day
Nathnis (nose accessories) at Sakshee Pradhan.

WIFW SS13 Sakshee Pradhan

Quirky statement earrings at Surbhi Chawla.

WIFW SS13 SURABHI CHAWLA

Customary Bollywood Appearances of the Day
Parineeti Chopra for Manish Malhotra. Maybe she could have tried to carry the outfit a bit more gracefully?

WIFW SS13 Parineeti Chopra for Manish Malhotra

Diana Penty for Sakshee Pradhan- drab, just like her look in Cocktail.

WIFW SS13 Diana Penty for SAKSHEE PRADHAN

Manoj Bajpai for Samant Chauhan. Can’t miss the royal weapon there!

WIFW SS13 Manoj Bajpai for Samanth Chauhan

WTFashion Outfit of the Day
Is it a bird? Is it a garbage can? No, it’s WTFashion! (Spotted at Khushiz).

WIFW SS13 Khushiz

WIFW A/W 2012: Day 2 highlights

WIFW A/W 2012: Day 2 highlights

Here is a summary of Day 2 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/ WInter 2012, each in 15 words or less. Enjoy!

Myoho by Kiran & Megha: Fluid and structured, Aztec prints and layered embroidery in dusty brights and charcoal hues.

Myoho by Kiran & Megha at WIFW A/W 2012

Nupur Kanoi: Dark “armour” for modern women with cording, pleating, kantha and quilting.

Nupur Kanoi at WIFW A/W 2012

The Next Episode by Shantanu Singh: Wear the penguin- streamlined bodice, greys, black and white, with hints of yellow/ orange.

The NExt Episode by Shantanu Singh at WIFW A/W 2012

Vaishali S: Her “Khwaja” collection used hand woven organic cotton in unconventional silhouettes in black and white.

Vaishali S at WIFW A/W 2012

Chandrani Singh Fllora: Colours of sapphire with shibori dye techniques for “aqua” effects.

Chandrani Singh Fllora at WIFW A/W 2012

Dozakh by Kartikeya & Isha: Inspired by mystical Prague, they used their signature layering and tone on tone embroidery.

Dozakh at WIFW A/W 2012

Taurus by Dhruv & Pallavi: Om-inspired headgear, deep contrasting colours with metallic gold embellishment on western silhouettes, drapes and layers.

Taurus by Shruv & Pallavi at WIFW A/W 2012

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta: Industrial surfaces and men’s fabric create a metal chic look crossed with industrial Goth. Woah!

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta at WIFW A/W 2012

Anaikka: Dark crystals on constructed silhouettes can turn woman into warrior!

Anaikka at WIFW A/W 2012

Pero by Aneeth Arora: Patchwork of fabrics from across India- khadis, ikats, pashminas (drawn from the travelling woman?).

Pero by Aneeth Arora at WIFW A/W 2012

Rishta by Arjun: Hybrid of shapes, textures, colours and silhouettes tell the worker’s dreams (burnt sequins) and reality.

Rishta by Arjun at WIFW A/W 2012

Kavita Bhartia: Flowing prints, metallic embellishments (think gold marries black).

Kavita Bhartia at WIFW A/W 2012

Nachiket Barve: Geometrical patterns and delicious colour effects, embellished with everything from mashru appliqué to patchwork.

Nachiket Barve at WIFW A/W 2012

Rakesh Agarvwal: Sexy evening wear in metallic and jewel tones.

Rakesh Agarvwal at WIFW A/W 2012

Gaurav Gupta: Clean lines with calculated fluidity, in colours like midnight purple, tangerine and charcoal grey.

Gaurav Gupta at WIFW A/W 2012

Customary Bollywood appearance of the day

Chitrangada Singh for Anaikka. Neckline too low, bust too tight. #Fail.Chitrangada Singh at WIFW A/W 2012