Willls India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014
Highlights of Willls India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014- Day 1
Asia’s biggest fashion and trade extravaganza, the Wills India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring – Summer 2013 presented its 22nd edition from Oct 9th -13th 2013 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This season a various variety of designers from India both established and upcoming showcased their collection to a far larger audience.Thanks to the alliance with the Australian High Commission Indian weavers and Australian designers teamed up to show their stunning and exclusive creations.
Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring/Summer 2014 was inaugurated with big bang as Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt dazzled the ramp and turned showstopper for designer Masaba Gupta.The show was opened with Anupama Dayal’s and Masaba Gupta’s edgy and youth-centric collections.
Anupama Dayal’s “Gulabi” collection presented the needle craft techniques and hand printing of India. The collection was colourful and flowery and about a young girl with her free spirit dreams of travelling the world.Actress Alia Bhatt opened the show for Masaba with collection played with colours and prints.
The second show “Annaikka” by designers Kanika Saluja and Urvashi Kaur saw an array of colours in silk and natural dyes. The collection was elegant and simple wherein the fabrics and cuts used were unique and exceptional.
The third show Fossil by Designer Nachiket Barve was a classy collection inspired by leaves of pre-historic Ginko trees and other rocks in which perfect appliqué of fabrics and elaborate beadwork were used.
Titled as Bombay Bioscope, Nida Mahmood’s collection was an ode to magnificient 100 years of Indian cinema. The collection showed an influence of bollywood wherein the garments with motifs of actors like Zeenat Aman and Amitabh Bachchan dazzled on the ramp with music comprising of dialogues of Indian cinema.
Having a label titled Geisha Designs, the fourth show Lagoon by Designers Paras and Shalini was inspired by holidays, blue lagoon and animals. Actress Mughda Godse was the showstopper for the show. The exceptional feature was its unpredictability in the flow of the show.
The last show was by Designer duo Gauri and Nainika. They presented the fabulous summer collection consisting of gowns and flowing silhouettes designed for chic traveller. To glamorize a holiday wardrobe, cocktail of prints were used to bring out lively and multi-coloured spring summer collection.
Designer Malini Ramani’s wrapped up the first day of Wills India fashion Week 2013. Her spring summer collection was truly international making it a best season with a lot of heavy work and embellishments.
Highlights of Wills India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014- Day 2
On Day 2 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, 11 fashion designers showcased their creative collections on the ramp in a very elite way. Bollywood celebrity Pallavi Sharda, the lead actress of Ranbir Kapoor’s recent release was the showstopper for Designer Samant Chauhan and Gulshan Grover, the bad guy of Bollywood was his guest at the show.
“Moderate” under Fashion Designer Gaurav Gupta’s label “Akaaro” kick started the second day of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014.His collection drew reference from Missionaries of Charity and Portrait of an Old Woman by German painter Hans Memling.Fabrics were developed using natural fabrics.
Next in line was” Safed Rang Part-2 “by designer Paromita Banerjee.Inspired from her memories, the designs included Gothic prints and black and white checkered patterns.Her other collection was ruled by a variety of colours created by natural dyes and organic fabrics.
Inspired by her journey to Tanzania, Pia Pauro’s collection named “Zanzibar” saw an expression of wildlife, landscapes and people of Africa.The highlight of her collecton was Prints and Embroideries.Then followed Designer duo Shivan and Narresh,the prominent names in resort wear. Their collection titled “Fontana” inspired by slashed and stabbed canvases of Lucio Fontana.They showcased their signature bikinis, trikinis, knotted dresses and cruise gowns. In addition to this Neoprene lehenga and destination wedding sari also grabbed the limelight.
Next collection Carved Desires by Manish Gupta made a lasting visualization. Inspired by Mughal artworks, the collection had a lot of characterized detailing.Later Samant Chauhan’s collection inspired by Rajputana tribes was presented wherein the designer introduced patchwork for the first time.
The fourth show Tribus by Ankur and Priyanka Modi was inspired by isolated tribal motifs. Next was Designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi’s collection Grammar of Ornament was a tribute to the Renaissance period. Tha collection included sport jackets, sheer jacket dresses and printed pants.
Day 2 of Wills India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 ended with Rahul Mishra’s collection titled “KISS- Keep it simple and short”. He brought together diverse elements from the East and West of India inspired by the rustic khadi jaamdani from West Bengal and the intricate bandhani from Bhuj.
Overall the collections from all the designers saw a lot of neon colours and bright pastels and a larger variety of ensembles that redefined how we look at fashion.