On Day 1, one got to see so much of creativity on the runway. New designs, themes and lovely outfits of course………….let us browse through how creatively satisfying was Day 2.
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IFP loved these designer collection………
Shantanu & Nikhil
Designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil named their recent collection ‘Sand Dunes’ showcased at WIFW. The desert was their inspiration in which they added hints of colour to create this beautiful collection. I thought the designers could belt out fine western attires, but was delightfully proven wrong when I saw this collection. The soft pastels with touches of dark brown, navy blue & orange were the primary colours used to define their work. The collection had a ranhe of tops, flowy lehengas, anarkali, jumpsuit, skirts, jackets for women while menswear consisted of bandhgala, formal jackets, shirts & pants. The look was completed with handbags, laptop bags, clutch from S&N label.
IFP loved this collection as it was different from the designer duo’s earlier works. The monochrome designs, the use of sheer fabric, cut-work patterns with pop of colour here & there. The collection had the elements of beauty, class and imagination……..IFP admires the fact that Shantanu-Nikhil strive to create & present something new every single season. Seeing theirs modern touches to Indianwear was an absolute delight…..two thumbs up for their fabulous work.
‘Steel Magnolia’ a collection by designer Anju Modi who is making waves in the celebrity world as well, presented her latest works at WIFW. Anju has tried to portray a serene image of a woman who might appear fragile from the outside but is definitely made of steel from the inside. The strength of a woman was projected fabulously in Anju’s recent collection. As defined by her, she has tried to combine dark colours with softer hues & pashmina combined with zari work. Many animal motifs like parrot & elephants along with floral details were seen in the embroidery as well in print. Angrakha style jackets, voluminous lehengas, army style jackets with exaggerated shoulders, printed sarees, long sleeve blouses & bandhgala were a part of her collection.
I liked the styling of models who donned army style hats……even the designer herself could not resist walking the runway in the same get up as the models. This collection was very different from her earlier works seen at the Bridal Couture Week. /one got to see many shades of Khaki highlighted with bright colours while detailing was kept limited to the hemlines only. ‘Rich’ is how I can describe Anju’s latest offering and it will be amazing to see these outfits on the red carpet & big screen soon.
The sarees in this collection named as ‘The Kumbhback Collection’ were splendid, true to his art Tarun experimented with a lot of drapes in this collection also. Tarun’s latest works were inspired by his recent visit to Kumbh Mela. The asymmetrical tops & skirts felt rather incomplete, the menswear on the other hand was better than Tarun’s previous collection. Churidhar sleeves, velvet jackets, use of stole, detailing at the hemlines were few features of this collection. I was not in much awe of the western attire in this collection.
Overall I loved this collection for the warm colours and wished to see more Indian attire. The saree draping were absolutely unique……..a la ‘Tarun Tahiliani’ style. Also liked the neck pieces used in this collection.
IFP liked these designer collection too……
Few pieces seen on the runway did look beautiful but I was not a fan of the entire collection. The collection which I liked were