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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2011- Day 3

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 26, 2010

 My fashion pick for Day 3…………..


This all over golden collection from Rehane………..funnily I am kinda liking it. It is very summery yet ready to party sort of outfits. If I had to pick up a collection from day 3, it will have to be Rehane’s. The goldens sequins, the detail work on mesh, the bling against the matt background, the flowy dreamy dresses with handcrafted work………this is a good collection and the intrinsic work calls for an applaud from my end. The designs were simple, wearable yet had a newness in them through their detail work. My verdict:  Party dresses for summers will do well.












Walnut by Nidhi & Divya Gambhir

Though I did not like any other collection from day 3, Nidhi  Divya Gambhir’s collection was still above the rest of the collection……….though few pieces did look to be inspired from Valentino, like the ruffle dress which Valentino has in red, here was shown in lemon yellow as seen above in the pic. The collection was trendy, florals both in print & design dominated with spring colours. Nice but only nice……….Why did I like this collection. Simply for it’s wearbility factor and keeping the spring season in mind.

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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2011- Day 2

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 25, 2010

After an eventful Day 1, Day 2 had more promises of new designs and amazing creativity. Which looks do I dig…….check them out.

Anju Modi

Anju Modi’s recent collection is very original and elegant, the inspiration was definitely Rajasthan with those mang tikkas and beautiful silhouettes………….it was a dream. The cut, fit, detail work, colour combinations all were brilliant. Cottons, chiffons, silks were prominent feature of the collection. I am particularly in awe of the short red jacket shown below on the right which I feel is like a piece of art for one’s wardrobe. My verdict : Different from the rest but the Indian element was beautifully used in this collection. Wish to see more from this designer……………..

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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2011- Day 1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 24, 2010

Day 1 started without any hindrances unlike previous time. Heres a look at what we loved for the upcoming summer season and what failed to impress me. Have a look…..

Ritu Beri

Ritu Beri is back with her latest collection which was primarily done in black & white with hints of red & pinks. Writer Shobha De was the unexpected show stopper for Ritu Beri, though it is a pleasant surprise to see her walk the runway since she is a style diva herself. The fabrics ranged from chiffon to nets with gowns, dresses and sarees included in the collection. The collection gave me a very english feel with the hats used as props and those huge frilly gowns which were very 18th century inspired but they did not seem summer appropriate to me. In fact I am still in awe of her previous collection which she had displayed during Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010. This time around had expected more from Ritu Beri but was to some extent left a bit high & dry………..better luck next time.











JJ Valaya

JJ Valaya never disappoints with his latest collection and even this time around he has done justice with his spring collection that had beautiful Anarkali and the colour palette was dominated by pastels with touch of rani pink, navy blue, fiery reds, lemony green…………..with subtle amount of detail work to bring in the element of richness. Jackets took the centre stage in this collection with loads of colours………feast for my eyes. Overall the outfits were very wearable, the colours were fit for the summer season and the inspiration behind the collection seemed to be central India. My verdict : Beautiful collection which will find many takers.

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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010 – Day 6

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 30, 2010

Day 1 events were finally re-scheduled to Day 6. Thankfully the audience were not left disappoint after the initial hiccup. I was very much looking forward to this day since the most experienced designers were showcasing their work. All is well that ends well…………….

Ranna Gill

I was very excited to see Ranna Gill’s collection since the lady makes quite stylish clothes with striking colours. After having a look I was not disappointed but not very happy either. Maybe I got a bit used to seeing her earlier designs of geometric designs with alluring effects. I found this one rather too simple in fact unadorned since the clothes were made in solid colours, tassels, bag & jewellery were used as accessories for the same. One shoulder dresses, halter necks, pants, jackets, skirts, tops all of them were wearable which is plus side of Ranna’s creations. The colours were fabulous though this time around I was not that impressed with the prints since found them rather very dull. What this collection lacked was freshness……………..winter does not mean just dark dull colours. Some sequin work would have given that added novelty to the clothes. Minisha Lamba looked cute and pretty in Ranna Gill ensemble. Nonetheless will always be in high spirits to see more of Ranna’s creations in future.










Ritu Beri

Ritu Beri’s collection was a Tribute to the Indian Army which reflected very well in her clothes. Army inspired jackets, camouflage print, high waist skirts and pants, broad belts, tartan checks, golden military type detailing were the key designs of the collection. The collection was demure, bold,had a feeling of royalty to it. The clothes were also wearable and fit for the Autumn/Winter season. My pick in this creation were the colours which had fiery red, aquamarine blue, navy blue, olive green, matt golden, midnight black and pure whitehues shades were used in fabrics like satin, velvet, net and many more. As per the theme the clothes fit well, after a long time I must say Ritu Beri’s collection was eye-catching and made a statement. My verdict: clothes were stylish and would make a modern woman very very fashionable. Ritu Beri walked in as show-stopper in the end since due to the cancellation of Day 1 of the show the original choice for show-stopper Sushmita Sen could not make it due to prior commitments. Nonetheless Ritu Beri herself looked graceful on the ramp since I do feel even at this age she is as pretty as any model in India.Kuddos to Ritu Beri for putting her heart out for the Indian Army.










J J Valaya

JJ Valaya’s Autumn Winter collection unfortunately had nothing ‘new’ to it since there was a lot to expect from him since his is one of the pioneers of the Indian Fashion Industry. I did like the fact that there was the colour ‘red’ included in this collection but the placement of a belted pocket on a saree was a style which I could not digest. Why would any woman want to wear a hideous pocket belt over an elegant saree. Was this a new fashion statement JJ Valaya wanted to make or just a mess up with the stylist did?? I might not know that but it was unlike JJ Valaya’s signature touch which I have seen  in his earlier collections. Nonetheless the jackets were stunning with brocade background and detail work on the shoulder part. The collection started off with creations in black colour proceeding white on to red and cream then ending with metallic hues. My verdict: If the pieces are worn separately off the ramp the look would be much more elegant. The styling of this show was not upto the JJ Valaya benchmark.

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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010 – Day 3

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 27, 2010

After the colourful second day, Day 3 promised to bring in more style and newer designs.

Joy Mitra


 Do we have another Sabhyasachi Mukherjee in making??? Joy Mitra has got a lot of ‘Joy’ as I would put in my words to the fashion week with his creative collection ‘Ode to Lord Krishna’.Fabrics like brocade, cotton, crepe, net, satin and chiffon had highlights of block prints, gotta, sequin work…………The very wearable collection had beautiful fusion of colour and fabric plus were styled very well. Koena Mitra was a ‘Vision’ as she walked down the ramp dressed like ‘Radha’ looked ‘Oh-so-Fabulous’ wearing the Red Brocade Lehenga. Joy Mitra’s collection consisted of skirts, saree, jacket, kurti, stole and pants in colours like fiery reds, tangy orange, chilly green, midnight black. My say for this collection: Very well done clothes, will be a sell-out, I think Joy’s forte is in Indianwear especially after looking at the Lehenga designed for Koena Mitra. 










Preeti Chandra

Preeti Chandra’s winter collection had a color palette of grey, burgundy, chocolate-brown, black with a pop of colour like pink and orange was simply an eye-catching piece. Loveeddd the short dresses which were very trendy yet had an air of sophistication to them. The collection had short dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, coat and evening gown styled with faux fur leotads. I liked the styling of the clothes but the head-piece could have been avoided. The Embroidery was delicate with touch of smocking, dabka work and stone work in some outfits. My verdict on this collection : Very contemporary, Simplicity at it’s best plus I always favour wearable clothes.









Tanvi Kedia


Tanvi presented her collection which had a kinda retro look to it yet I must say the designs of the clothes were pretty new. There were outfits which had diamond shape fabric cut outs on the hemlines of the dress and stoles………….these new ideas were very creative. The prints with the change of colour at the end was very eye-catching since that got the attention to the work done on the hemlines. Indian embroidery on the stoles, short dresses and kurtis were worth an applaud since its subtle look it gave to a western garment. I love the fact that Indian designers are getting in touch with their roots to give a western attire completely a new appearance. My Say on Tanvi : The lady has got loads of talent and thinks out of the box. Will be eager to see more from her in future fashion weeks.









Vineet Bahl

Touch of metallic tones were a very prominent feature of Vineet’s new collection be it in the fabric or in the sequin work on the silhouette. But somewhere the look just did not match up………….when looking at an outfit which has check shirt and a metallic finish jacket over it, I found it a hotch-potch since one could not concentrate on an individual piece. The fusion of Indian and western somehow did not give the desired effect…………….the outfits seemed too plain, fit was not that good plus it had no proper finishing touch to it. There was nothing new w.r.t design and pattern of the clothes. I could not find a signature look with which I could associate Vineet Bahl’s name to his collection. Better luck next time around Mr. Bahl………









Rocky S

Rocky S had kept Indian Weddings in Mind while designing this collection which had Lehengas, Chudidhar-kurta, Saree, Sherwani & Pathani for men. I felt this collection was much better than what he had displayed at Lakme India Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010 held earlier this month in Mumbai. The colours were darker,bolder and richer tones combined with loads of detail work in each outfit. The clothes were wearable as well as glamorous, must say that Rocky S creates better outfits in darker colours. The only thing that I hated were the Anarkali style fused with Western short dress and worn with Chudidhar look leggings. Seems like Rocky S tried to create something new out of this fusion but it did not go down that well with me. There was no elegance in that look and felt it looked very trashy. The showstopper were Esha Deol along with momma Hema Malini where Esha was dressed in a rich red & green Lehenga + strappy choli looking pretty,  Hema Malini looked as radiant as ever in a maroon & green Saree……………If I ever think of the word ‘elegance’ Hema Malini tops the list………..good to see the lovely mother-daughter together on the ramp. My verdict on Rocky S collection : Adore the Indian wear which is fit for those winter weddings.












Pashma displayed winter wear collection made from fabrics like cashmere and silk but the clothes were quite stylish. The models looked classy in knitwear tops, sweaters, stoles, dresses, sweaters……………..everything a woman needs for winter. Thank god Pashma choose experiment with loads of colour for her collection rather than go for those awful dull colours. Very wearable collection……………..loved the tint of aquamarine blue in the outfit. My say on Pashma: Keep experimenting with more colours for winterwear………….we do need more designers to concentrate on branded winterwear clothes that are stylish and not bulky.

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