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Funk meets fashion at WLIFW

Nida Mahmood’s ‘Tamasha’ on the fashion runway was joined by mythical Ravana and some interesting clothing and headgear that spoke of funk and creative wearability.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 12, 2011 16:11 IST
Vinod Nair

Nida Mahmood’s ‘Tamasha’ on the fashion runway was joined by mythical Ravana and some interesting clothing and headgear that spoke of funk and creative wearability. Psychedelic colours, a few sculpted forms, prints, etc were used to reproduce the drama of puppet shows and the result was fascinating garments in various silhouettes and shapes. Add to that what is known as her signature style: vibrant, embroidered saris worn over skinny jeans with blouses.



Raakesh Agarwal made a stylish comeback after a few seasons with a fantastic presentation of western silhouettes. His creations were unique with some very nicely executed latticework on jackets.



Pankaj & Nidhi once again excelled in making their collection more creative this season, while keeping the wearability factor intact. Once again the lattice work on various outfits, folded fabric circles and scallops, cutworks, appliqué, etc were done with precision. The designers also made sure their creations were body-flattering and meant for those who want to make a statement. Best from their stable by far.



Anupama Dayal did what she does best… an amalgamation of catchy colours and flowing silhouettes. A long chanderi dress, turquoise overshirt printed with purple wild flowers and an aubergine cowl dress formed part of the tasteful collection.



Nikasha Tawadey’s Indian-meets-western collection in off-whites had a separate mix of garments that could be worn to a cocktail party, and at a more traditional do. A printed gauze sari with pink silk border, long tunic with attached chiffon stole and halter tunics were done tastefully and stylishly.



At the Fiama di Wills showing, designer Wendell Rodricks, as always, kept his surfaces clean, except towards the end where he brought in a few with embellishments. A beach gown with ruffled silk organza bodice and aqua satin silk trim and a pearl grey satin silk gown with long ruffle running down the front were stylish.