After the smashing success of Day 3, we didn’t think fashion week could get any better, but boy were we wrong! Day 4 really upped the ante and we were blown away by some of the fantastic fashion we were lucky enough to have front row access to. Saturday also saw the best dressed crowd so far and everyone seemed to be ready to get the party started – quite the sartorial Saturday!
The day started with a show presented by FDCI and Elle called The First Cut Designers which featured 6 of India’s up and coming design talent – The Meraki Project by Sonali Pamnami, Asa by Shreya Oza, Example by Moutushi & Rituraj, Lola by Suman, Vitasta by Aditi Dhar, Dvibhumi by Vyshnavi. We were pleasantly surprised by how fabulous the show was. From Dvibhumi’s ‘Rythm-Rawa-Riyaz’ jewellery line that showed clean lines, repetitive patterns and visual rythm to Lola by Suman B that showed a Mediterranean sun-kissed romance in a collection with hues of gold, taupe, burgundy, pink and beige, the show had some spectacular sartorial moments. Asa’s collection featured easy silhouttes and a classic colour palette derived from natural dyes while Example had Kerala cotton dresses, bright bandhani prints and robe jackets that make for the perfect travel wardrobe. The Meraki Project used handwoven ikats in a palette of mustard, blues, whites, greys and and interesting pop of checks and stripes and Vitasta’s collection was based on the idea of asymmetry using leather fringes, strips of leather and punch-work patterns.
What followed was a brilliant show by DRVV, Ikai by Ragini Ahuja and Lovebirds. DRVV’s collection showcased the labels signature androgynous style with structured constructions being the highlight of the show. Following a largely monochrome and blue palette, the designer was on stage with his models, shrouded in cloth and changed the looks on the models by playing with layers. Lovebirds did a video runway before the models actually took the ramp and the collection was very minimalistic with monochrome being quite the highlight again. Ikai by Ragini Ahuja blew everyone away and the show had a child like atmosphere with models skipping down the runway to old play tunes. The collection was a mix of urban grit and romantic folk. Oversized loungewear adorned with geometric chintz florals appliqued in denim and suede made for a stunning sartorial spectacle.
11:11 and Eka took to the stage next with a collection that heavily featured three elements – Khadi, natural dyes and Kala cotton. The collection was meant to symbolize introspection and considering why and how we do things while connecting to what matters most. The collection was everything you would expect from the designer duo who are very much in touch with nature and all about sustainable fashion and featured a lot of layering and varying proportions in a subtle colour palette. Eka’s collection paid homage to the origin of handcrafted material and indigenous textiles – a very rustic feel, if you will. The entire collection had a very comfortable and relaxed vibe to it, with contemporary, feminine silhouettes and subtle, pleasing colour palette.
Next up was Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini with a collection that featured lazer cut dresses and a lot of sheer lace in pretty summer pastels. The statement accessories a la floral crowns was the perfect compliment to this uber feminine collection.
Gauri & Nainika and Malini Ramani were up next and needless to say, both shows were absolutely smashing! Frills, fluff and bows were the highlights of Gauri & Nainika’s show with beautiful gown in easy, fluid silhouettes and the prettiest palette. The dresses and gowns were of varying lengths and we are sure that come SS’16 we are going to be spotting these beauties on quite a few red carpets. Malini Ramani is often known as the queen of party wear and today’s show was a clear example of how she got that title! Metallics ruled the runway as Malini brought alive disco chic by way of stunning floor lenght gown in form fitting silhouettes. The designers also looked stunning in a printed sari and we can’t wait to get our hands on this collection!
Pero by Aneeth Arora was next on the runway and what a fun show that was! We had front row seats to fashion’s funnest pyjama party and can we just say, we loved every moment of it! The models channelled casual comfort with rollers in their hair and an easy breezy attitude. Lounging on beds in fabulous pyjamas and tunic with the most relaxed constructions, they made for such a pretty picture!
The day ended with a show by renowned duo Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna and a collection that was all about full blown, high octane, unmatched glamour. Sequins, sparkle and all things glitter took over the runway and lest we forget to mention, so did Athiya Shetty who literally stopped the show in a floor length, sparkly silver number – sexy and how!
4 days down, 1 more to go and going by the last few days, tomorrow is going to be PHENOMENAL! We can’t wait and we promise to give you the best updates from Day 5 – keep watching this space for more!