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Audience fatigued

fashion-and-trends Updated: Nov 03, 2010 13:26 IST
Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair
Hindustan Times
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On the fourth day of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Week, Vikram Phadnis unleashed a riot of well-put together ensembles with nine different looks. Hair and make-up expert Ambika Pillai, who came all the way from Delhi, put these looks together on the models. The effort that the designer put in to make the collection was quite evident in his creations. Embroidery was done tastefully and the outfits made by him looked elegant on models.

Same was the case with Ashima Leena, who again presented a collection of Indian wear full of stylish embroidery and silhouettes. The collections by both these designers had a good presence on the ramp and had good aesthetic appeal. At the earlier shows, Abhishek Dutta showed his collection that had a Bengali appeal with most of them coming with plain surfaces and some with a bit of treatment. Riyaz Gangji, on the other hand, came up with a collection full of detailing done intricately. Both these designers had some designs devoted to men as well.

The fancy runway of AVIBW, while has its novelty factor in terms of its style and layout, also has a major flaw. While moving from the main runway, they did not walk either to the right side or to the left side of the runway leaving the audience on those sides the chance to see the garment properly. Perhaps the show choreographers should have conceived some plan to make those models appear on both sides.

Talking about the audience, it seems that they have been somewhat fatigued with an overdose of fashion this season. One men's week, and two couture weeks and now one bridal week. Several empty seats aside, those who came even forgot to applaud at the end of each show. Vikram's showing had all rows full and some even cheered and applauded but by and large, the guests chose not to clap while watching the shows.