Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 kicked off on October 8, 2011 in New Delhi. Here’s what happened on Day 1 (Saturday):
There were colours… lots of them!
True to the upcoming season, India’s designers showed us colours to brighten the summer of 2012. There were plenty of colours all around, ranging from bright to soft—we spotted orange, hot pink, blue and red.
Below: Gauri & Nainika; Nachiket Barve; Rajesh Pratap Singh
Meanwhile, there was white (and pastels) too!
Who says white is not a colour? Rahul Reddy and Rimzim Dadu proved otherwise, even as some designers played with soft pastels.
Below: Rahul Reddy, My Village by Rimzim Dadu, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Nandita Basu
Meanwhile, Indian styles dominated
Rajesh Pratap Singh showcase ikat tunics, dresses and kurtas. Meanwhile, Aneeth Arora brought out the famous Madras checks and floral prints on dresses, coats and trousers. Nandita Basu combined kantha work with details like pleats and cowls.
Below: Rajesh Pratap Singh, Pero by Aneeth Arora, Nandita Basu
Silhouettes were more structured than fluid
While most of us tend to associate summer with loose silhouettes, flowy garments and easy-going outfits, the designers surprised us with silhouettes that were had cleaner lines, robust shapes and a complexity-in-detail approach. But are they summer-ready? Yep!
Below: Rahul Reddy, My Village by Rimzim Dadu, Nandita Basu
Embellishments were subtle
Malini Ramani used her favourite little mirrors to embellish, while Nachiket Barve used his favourite floral appliqué along with silvery leaves.
Below: Malini Ramani, Nachiket Barve
Look of the day
The cheeky girls wearing uniform-like garments and headgear at Gauri & Nainika.
Accessory of the day
The applique envelope clutch at Nachiket Barve… fabulous! (Close contender: Fluorescent belts and chappals at Rahul Reddy.)
Below: Nachiket Barve, Rahul Reddy
Celeb appearance of the day
The customary Bollywood appearance on Day 1 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS 2012 was by the cast of upcoming movie My Friend Pinto, Prateik and Kalki Koechlin for Rina Dhaka. Do they look good? Sure. As for the clothes—best left unsaid. 😉
What are your favourites from Day 1 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS 2012?