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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2013 – Day 2

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 8, 2012

IFP picks the favourite designer collection showcased on Day 2 of Wills Lifestyle Indian Fashion Week.

Photo Courtesy : FDCI

Manish Malhotra for MIJWAN

The Mijwan collection for WIFW saw the return of earthy, subdued tones like Ivory, burnt Orange, Crème, dull shades of Red, Pink and the likes. The collection embraced the traditional but popular embroidery work – Chikankari. The intrinsic needlework work was done exclusively by the Mijwan girls adopted by Manish. The embroidery gets its effect from the variety of stitches and different grades of threads used to form the beautiful patterns. This, teamed with the stunning and immaculate designs by Manish has been instrumental in the creation of some exquisite ensembles. Actress Parineeti Chopra was the show-stopper for Manish. We had witnessed these collection a few weeks earlier which IFP did like for the noble purpose of preserving traditional crafts of these beautiful designs.

Anaikka by Kanika Saluja

Anaikka by designer Kanika Saluja had an element of edginess in it. The grunge inspired outfits did manage to look fashionable on the runway. Loved the way metallic detailing was combined so beautifully with the soft fabrics. The collection had jumpsuits, dresses, pants, kaftans and short dresses which ranged from yellow to magenta. IFP loved the outfits with metallic work on darker hues………….the metallic skirt combined with a simple top was my favourite. Loved the way designer Kanika made this collection look so red carpet worthy………..grunge is a trend which is not easy to carry off, but Kanika made the outfits look effortless. IFP likes this recent collection by Anaikka for sure.

Schon by Sakshee Pradhan

Sakshee Pradhan might be an upcoming designer but her feminine collection of dresses and gowns did catch my eye. The colours were limited to pastels with a touch of shimmer & satin. Cigratte pants, cocktail dresses and evening gowns were a part of this collection. I liked this collection for the fact that it was not ‘over-the-top’ in terms of detailing. Western wears rely on drapes and fit more than on embroidery……I could find good fit as well as soothing colours on the runway. Actrss & model Diana Penty was the show-stopper in a peach net gown. IFP liked this collection and would look forward to seeing more of Sakshee’s work in future but require more elements of glamour in her next collection.

AM:PM by Ankur & Priyanka Modi

Ankur & Priyanka Modi who are the children of eminent designer Anju Modi, presented their Indo-western collection. The collection consisted of knee length dresses, shirts, jackets, pants and tops. IFP did like the asymmetrical detailing in tops and skirts along with the outfits which had bodice embroidery work in black. The collection was different from the rest and had a very vintage sort of appeal. IFP likes their work for the elegance displayed in their designs.

IFP also liked few pieces from other designer collection but is still on fence about the entire collection.

Samant Chauhan

Taniya Khanuja

Surbhi Chawla

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