Day 2 at AIFW explored the many facets, trends and moods of modern Indian fashion. Day 3, in turn, was a style revelation for the attendees with a diverse mix of AW’16 collections reflecting coming of age of Indian design sensibilities. The day started with a Talk by the Pearl Academy on What’s new is coming in the fashion world. – world’s leading upcoming fashion trends, specifically focusing on seasonal themes relevant for Indian consumers.
Coming to the shows, here is our take on what we witnessed on the runways – the front row, runway theme, trends, inspirations, designs, silhouettes, embellishments and especially the accessories.
THE ACCESSORY ALERT – At Mine of Design, Valliyan by Nitya and Vasundhara it was a show of bold bright accessories in mix of peals, beads, coral turquoise. Golden tassels, punk rock body chains, shells, golden and multicolored studs was all we saw. We literally visited the Mughal at the Valliyan show with its exquisite collection. Stunning beaten dull golden jewelry, head gears in fantasy shapes against the reds was the star of the show for Vasundhara. Statement accessories, maharani haars, bejeweled beauties, nature inspired jewelry, victorian coin jewelry and the wow so gorgeous graphic eyes were the sartorial statement for the shows. Model turned VJ was Archana Vijaya closed the show for Vasundhara.
Pinnacle Shruti Sancheti “The Poetry of Instanbul” the print heavy collection block prints, florals and fluid silhouettes came together in a beautiful amalgamation in vibrant earthy hues with sharp tailoring for the modern work dressing. The beautiful Aditi Rao Hydari closed the show for Shruti Sancheti.
Formal meets the casual with a twist of sports wear at the Chandra Siingh Flora’s “Ode To Shiva” collection. Dhoti pants, ombre sarees, printed jackets and skirts dominated the runway.
Antar Agni by Ujjwal Dubey had a spartan of unisex clothing in muted hues and earthy tones with asymmetric hems, dramatic drapes and buttoned down detailings. Comfort met with contemporary minimalist silhouettes at the Antar Agni show. The red sock alert was the rocking sartorial statement at the show.
Next up were the Menswear collections by Divyam Mehta, Rohit Kamra, Troy Costa, Rohit Bal and Abhishek Gupta that featured dapper dressing with goth elements, lurex pajamas teamed with kohlapuris, crisper suits the most appealing was the shibori detailing at the Divyam Mehta collection. The fine dappper looks were the perfect compliment to this masculine collection. Randeep Hooda closed the show for Rohit Kamra and the Pro Kabbadi Players for Troy Costa.
Anupama Dayal turns to Nagaland for inspiration for her stunning Autumn Winter’16 colletion. Geometric prints, head pieces, tribal jewelry, tribal prints and tribal vibes were all that we loved at the show. Shoes don’t go with collection (sartorially speaking) – the model were seen without shoes, which totally complimented the collection. Graphic eyes were taken to a new level at the show with blue colored strokes, which seems to an upcoming fashion trend.
At Sanchita and Pankaj & Nidhi it was all about the dramatic sia wigs and glittery line ups with military inspired silhouettes. Sports luxe met the disco at Sanchita with dramtic white glowing sia wigs and some serious shine. It was stellar collection inspired from the meteor showers, galaxies and the great beyond. The punk vibes were on at the Sanchita show. Pankaj & Nidhi showcased a glittery collection from functional tops & trousers to glamorous, embellished evening wear was a true form of glittering army.
Coachella by Reynu Taandon was a colorful collection with an amalgamation of prints, bright hues, 70’s and nature inspired motifs and kaleidoscopic prints in relaxed contemporary silhouettes, they made for such a pretty picture!
Stay tunes for more updates and hottest trend from Day 4!