Day 5, Oct 11 brings to culmination FDCI’s grandest and biggest fashion event Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016, making it a mammoth make in India platform for the country’s finest design talent over the last 4 days.
Rahul Mishra’s SS16 collection that debuted at Paris Fashion Week last week was another notch in the designer’s sartorial belt with fashion critics including the likes of Suzy Menkes & Anna Dello Russo of Vogue raving about him no end. We got get a glimpse into Rahul Mishra’s poetic haute couture world at the preview of his Paris Fashion Week collection at the Embassy of France today. Inspired by the “fourth dimension” – a juxtaposition of different elements and shapes, the collection celebrates the art of handcrafting with intricate 3D work on light-weight wool dresses.
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Debarun’s ‘One Fine Day’ was a glorious summer day represented through Indian heritage inspired luxury pret collection with signature silks in contemporary silhouettes offset by a riot of colour block prints and polka dots.
Here’s a glimpse of Debarun collection:
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Saaj By Ankita:
Saaj By Ankita’s Minimalistic Summer was a fuss free and clean line of lightweight separates in fine textures, pristine whites and wispy cutwork details.
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Tanieya Khanuja’s Geometric Couture was a celebration of the powermaking woman with strong constructions, sharp geometric pleating details and prints in a no nonsense monochrome palette.
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At Dolly J, Pastel Romanticism was the call of the hour with cutwork gowns, ruffled jumpsuits and trenches in mint green, fresh floral prints and ethereal neoprene accents offset by statement hand jewelry.
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Kartikeya’s Ruffled Baroque was a line of elaborately embroidered jackets, gowns and separates with intricate zardozi work, lace detailing and standout embossed florals.
Here’s the glimpse of Kartikeya collection
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Kommal Sood’s Fierce & Feathered – with tailored separates, sweeping gowns and flowing skirts highlighted with an abundance of feather motifs conveying the summery spirit of lightness and freedom sprinkled with a shower of gold sequins.
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Prashant Verma packed quite a punch with power dressing in pantsuits and graphic maxis with a sense of overriding powerful ease as seen on the streets of New York – grafitti, garbage et al reimagined as gritty graphics set against the classic lines of the three piece suits, sleek evening gowns and the ever versatile work pantsuits.
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In a decided shift from his usual Indian inspired statement western wear, Siddartha Tytler showed an out an out Indian collection, that too mostly ornate evening ensembles including layered Kurta and Lehengas, sheer saris with lace detailing and pretty as a picture lehengas with textured metallic blouses for that perfect summer bride look. There were some western influences by the way of satiny silver shirts paired with pastel green lehengas and shimmery gowns layered with blush pink overcoat.
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The Grand Finale – Born In Benares:
Following the Big Bang legacy of bringing the biggest Indian designers on one stage for an unparalleled fashion celebration (picture the AIFW FW15 runway). The grand finale this time was again a sparkling spectacle with 16 of India’s biggest and hottest designers coming together to celebrate the rich legacy of Benares handlooms following the heritage revival that seems to be sweeping the Indian fashion industry. Abhishek Gupta, Abraham & Thakore, Alpana Neeraj, Anupamaa by Anupamaa Dayal, Rishta by Arjun Saluja, Ashish N Soni, Gauri & Nainika, JJ Valaya, Malini Ramani, Indian by Manish Arora, Namrata Joshipura, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani presented their take on the exquisite weaves of Benares reimagined in their signature styles – from understated old world Indian atSabyasachi and organic minimalism at Abraham & Thakore to slinky metallic glamour atRohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna and Japanese inspired modernism at Rishta By Arjun Saluja.