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Amazon India Fashion Week: Futuristic fashion, romantic silhouettes rule the runway

Collections inspired by Lodhi era monuments, strength of womanhood and personal anecdotes - here's a lowdown of the penultimate day of the fashion week.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 29, 2015 17:32 IST
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Futuristic fashion, Bohemian chic and romantic silhouettes are going to be the trendsetters for the Autumn/Winter season, as cemented by Day Three of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week at Pragati Maidan.

Designer Namrata Joshipura showcased a futuristic collection as an ode to strong and beautiful women. Designer Anupama Dayal's autumnal offering had a more relaxed and boho vibe, taking inspiration from a Lodhi era monument, Jamali Kamali, and the Mughal empress, Nur Jehan.

Colour palette of sandstone, and the shades it weathers into, went well with the theme. The designer duo Shani Himanshu and Mia Morikawa had friends such as writer Jeet Thayil, designer Rakesh Thakore and French designer Helena Grzegorzewska walk the ramp for them. Here's a style wrap-up of the fashionable affair that was Day Three.

Sanchita Ajjampur
Dinner jacket: Drape a silk dinner jacket over your dress or skirt to give an androgynous vibe.
An out and out autumnal collection, the designer presented ikat work in shift dresses, pencil skirts and embroidered jerseys. The quirky wigs added drama to the collection.

Shani Himanshu and Mia Morikawa
Head-to-toe colour: Experiment with prints when following this trend to keep the outfit from looking too stark.

For their label 11.11/eleven.eleven, the duo made their friends model in their creations of drape dresses, summer jackets in khadi and printed marble silks.

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From L to R: Designs by Shani Himanshu and Mia Morikawa, Paromita Banerjee, Tanvi Kedia and Anupama Dayal. (Photos: Raajessh Kashyap/ HT)

Paromita Banerjee
Duo-toned scarves: Style two of your snug scarves together to colourblock.

Continuing the vibe of her last autumnal collection, Boro, this year the showcase was all about outfits made from leftover fabrics and swatches.

Namrata Joshipura
3d embroidery: Texturised ribbonwork and crochet can give a futuristic, 3D vibe to your outfit.

Strength and beauty of women inspired the designer for her collection with 3D florals prints, sequins and beads.

Rina Singh
Pea Coat: A versatile, woolen outerwear, throw on a pea coat for instant glam.

For her label Eka, Singh drew inspiration from stories of her friends. The Seekers- Keepers collection in earthy hues and relaxed layering had a grunge-chic feel.

Anupama Dayal
Kaftan blouse: Drape a belted kaftan over a sari for a boho vibe.

Deriving inspiration from Jamali Kamali and Nur Jehan, the collection had a relaxed bohemian vibe and angrakha, lehenga-choilis, and saris in vibrant hues.

Tanvi Kedia
Embroidered belt: An embroidered vibrant belt is a good pick for the winter.

Inspired by traditional Indian textile and embroidery techniques, the show featured vintage handcrafts and embroidery in modern silhouettes.