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Glamour overdose at WLIFW

Designers on Day 2 of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week S/S ’12 in Delhi put together a mixed show, displaying everything from metal mould dresses to wearable art. Vinod Nair writes...

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 11, 2011 16:43 IST
Vinod Nair

Designers on Day 2 of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week S/S ’12 in Delhi put together a mixed show, displaying everything from metal mould dresses to wearable art.

Manish Gupta’s collection spelled chic in its western silhouettes. The designer treated surfaces with a variety of textures using different yarns, tapes, laces, beads and silk threads to depict his theme ‘Valley of Flowers’. The collection saw an abundance of flowers in colours like orange, turquoise, coral, lilac and pink.

Morphe by Amit Aggarwal was avant-garde as always. The designer used metal yarns and mesh to create forms, and which were then moulded onto his garments (take the iron moulded bolero with a long dress; copper and iron moulded jacket and organza dress for instance) to create wearable forms. If you are not one for such strong looks, you could also detach the metal moulds from the outfit.

Kavita Bhartia had a variety of offerings in her solo show. Some of the highlights of the collection were a white flared kurta with dori embroidery, printed pin-tuck tunic, printed ombre zipper tunic and maroon flared kurta with front zipper. Indian in spirit, western in appeal.

Sanchita Ajjampur’s work was sensual, elegant and well-finished. The designer showed a fair amount of embellished swimwear, in addition to her other creations like the kaftan with ruffle embellished yoke, feather printed poncho dress and multi-coloured bloom gowns. The silhouettes were body-flattering as well.

At the showing of Label by Ritu Kumar, designer Amrish Kumar started off with black and whites done extremely stylishly. The collection was young in appeal and had strategic embellishments that added to the overall charm.

AM:PM by Ankur and Priyanka Modi was a sure success from the word go. Several facts paved the way for their popularity on the runway. Garments were extremely well made; silhouettes were carefully chosen with a variety of interesting colours. Fabulous gowns, chic jumpsuits, interesting prints, wraps, et al spelled maximum style.

Namrata Joshipura, as always, presented high glamour garments. Her collection comprising sunny print flapper yoke top with textured shorts, organza print top with shiny spangled pants, ivory grey dress and shirt dresses with smart lapels had style flowing through them. The surfaces of some were treated extremely stylishly.