What we saw on the ramp on Day 2 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012:
Colours were neutral, muted and then mixed
From ivory to white to beige, we noted a hint of neutrals, mixed cleverly with vibrant colours for a quintessential summery look.
Below: Manoj Dubey, Urvashi Kaur, Manish Gupta
Fabrics, textures and surfaces ruled
Indian designers showcased their skill and adeptness with fabrics through a variety of techniques. There was patchwork at Kavita Bhartia, Japanese structures at Sanchita, and wide variety of materials at Morphe by Amit Aggarwal. Shipra Gupta opted for layering and tiers to add quirkiness to her garments. We also enjoyed the innovative cutwork at Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma.
Below: Shipra Gupta, Sanchita, Morphe by Amit Aggarwal, Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma
Embellishments got a new meaning
Embellishments ranged from thread embroidery to metallic, even as WLIFW designers experimented with other materials to bring a special touch to their collections. At Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma, embroidery motifs were used in a 3-dimensional manner using threadwork and beads. Manoj Gupta used bead work, buttons, laces, tapes, silk threads to make diagonal stripes, swirls and circles, while Namrata Joshipura brought her garments to life with metallic embellishments on textured surfaces.
Below: Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma, Manoj Gupta, Namrata Joshipura
Sheer is here
Sheer has been a rising trend on the international fashion scene for a while now, and it’s now on Indian ramps as well. The bold sheer-ness at Label by Ritu Kumar, see-throughs at Samant Chuahan, and mix of transparent and opaque fabrics at Taurus by Dhruv & Pallavi are wonderful excuses to wear see-through six months down the line.
Below: Label by Ritu Kumar, Samant Chauhan
Look of the day:
The sophisticated woman at am: pm (Ankur and Priyanka Modi) draped in rich fabric for a glam evening out on town—and chooses not to wear a dress or gown.
Accessories of the day:
Neckpieces at Samant Chauhan; forehead jewellery at Kavita Bhartia.
Makeup and hair of the day:
Bright pink lipstick at Manoj Dubey; side updos at Manish Gupta.
Below: Manoj Dubey, Manish Gupta
WTFashion moment of the day:
That moment when model walked down the ramp by Sanchita wearing supersized headgear and minimal clothing. Wonder what the model was thinking. Any guesses?
What did you like from Day 2 at WLIFW S/S 2012?