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.
Nupur Kanoi: Dark “armour” for modern women with cording, pleating, kantha and quilting.
The Next Episode by Shantanu Singh: Wear the penguin- streamlined bodice, greys, black and white, with hints of yellow/ orange.
Vaishali S: Her “Khwaja” collection used hand woven organic cotton in unconventional silhouettes in black and white.
Chandrani Singh Fllora: Colours of sapphire with shibori dye techniques for “aqua” effects.
Dozakh by Kartikeya & Isha: Inspired by mystical Prague, they used their signature layering and tone on tone embroidery.
Taurus by Dhruv & Pallavi: Om-inspired headgear, deep contrasting colours with metallic gold embellishment on western silhouettes, drapes and layers.
Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta: Industrial surfaces and men’s fabric create a metal chic look crossed with industrial Goth. Woah!
Anaikka: Dark crystals on constructed silhouettes can turn woman into warrior!
Pero by Aneeth Arora: Patchwork of fabrics from across India- khadis, ikats, pashminas (drawn from the travelling woman?).
Rishta by Arjun: Hybrid of shapes, textures, colours and silhouettes tell the worker’s dreams (burnt sequins) and reality.
Kavita Bhartia: Flowing prints, metallic embellishments (think gold marries black).
Nachiket Barve: Geometrical patterns and delicious colour effects, embellished with everything from mashru appliqué to patchwork.
Rakesh Agarvwal: Sexy evening wear in metallic and jewel tones.
Gaurav Gupta: Clean lines with calculated fluidity, in colours like midnight purple, tangerine and charcoal grey.
Customary Bollywood appearance of the day
Chitrangada Singh for Anaikka. Neckline too low, bust too tight. #Fail.