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Drape perfect

On Day 5 of WLIFW, Indian inspiration came alive

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 12, 2011 01:28 IST

On Day 5 of WLIFW, Indian inspiration came alive

DESIGNERS: Rabani & RAKHA
Known for: Embellishments
COLLECTION: The outfits comprised of flowy gowns in animal prints and had
interesting embellished necklines

DESIGNERS: DEV R NIL
Known for: Pop art prints
COLLECTION: The designers showcased a functional and wearable collection with fitted dresses and constructed jackets.

DESIGNER: NIKHITA TANDON
Known for:Fitted dresses
COLLECTION: The highlight of the collection was the usage of safety pins on short structured dresses

DESIGNER: MASABA
Known for: Ethnic quirk
COLLECTION: There were interesting saris with script prints in bright splashes of colours. The big bindis that models sported to accentuate the look was a hit

DESIGNER: Anand Kabra
Known for:Chic ethnic
COLLECTION: The brilliance came in Indian and
westernwear.Gold on Indian wear was done very stylishly

DESIGNERS: Swapan & seema
Known for:Ethnic wear
COLLECTION: There were some intersting, even contemporary sari drapes that were seen in a swish
collection

DESIGNER: RAHUL REDDY
Known for: Clean styles
COLLECTION: There were lots of blacks with traces of fuschia running all the way

DESIGNER: KHUSHALI KUMAR
Known for: Gowns
COLLECTION: There were party gowns with risque slits in happy hues. The dresses were also fun and feminine.

DESIGNER: Anita Dongre
Known for:Subdued colours
COLLECTION: With brocades, silk, pin tucks and extensive use of gold in broad belts and neck pieces, the collection was high on glamour.

Overheard

Celeb stopover
Fashion week serves as a perfect time for many celebs to reclaim their spotlight. Actor Sanjay Suri was seen attending a few shows on the final day. While it was great to spot him watch fashion, many guests were heard asking if he has quit acting altogether?

Retail therapy
The visitors who came to attend the event were also seen indulging in a shopping spree. The accessory stores were the hot favourites as many had good collections in reasonable prices. The SRZ stall by Shahrukh Zaidi was a hit with buyers as they had some interesting leather bags and folders.

Art meets fashion
Guests who came to catch the fashion shows were also seen raving at the World of wearable art installations. Many were getting their pictures clicked with the artworks.