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Hits and misses on the WLIFW runway

fashion-and-trends Updated: Oct 13, 2011 17:11 IST
Vinod Nair Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair Vinod Nair
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Alpana & Neeraj, the husband-wife designer duo’s latest work is a perfect collection on the fashion runway. Their presentation this time indeed was interesting, but a couple of shabbily finished garments somewhat took away the limelight from what would have otherwise been a perfect creative pursuit. The interestingly moulded transparent gilets in many short garments made an impact and the bandage dresses played with glimpses of skin giving a sensual overtone.

Atsu by Atsu Sekhose, another brilliant designer otherwise, inspite of his “diagonal sense of styling” failed to evoke the sense of satisfaction this time around with his collection. Overall, the presentation of his creation lacked the desired impact with his colour combinations and overall looks. The appliqué work looked a bit out of place in terms of its colour and the surface it was placed on, except on a few. But then, a few can never make a collection work.

Anita DongreRahul Mishra has been consistent in innovating himself season after season. And this time too, he made it a point to come out with a collection that stood out on the fashion runway in terms of style, wearability and finishing. Rahul’s ability to play with handlooms in the most stylish manner was seen in the forms of a hand- embroidered ivory silk organza tunic, a tulle dress, trench dress, an asymmetrical dress and a hand-embroidered black organza tulle sheer tunic.

Goa’s Savio Jon made a superb comeback with a collection that was full of trendy styles. Clean surfaces, subtle tones, shirts and chic open back dresses et al added to the making of a minimalist collection with a maximum appeal on the runway. The presentation of his creations had style filled with simplicity that the designer is well known for and fluidity ran through the collection making it look very comfortable to wear, yet so stylish.

The man who makes it a point to bring in elements of fun in fashion, Mumbai’s James Ferriera, this time chose to do the same by successfully playing with the ‘national’ fabric — khadi. The creations were outstanding and the hand-woven fabric was cleverly used in the company of satin and Italian georgette to make a new relationship in fabric to introduce extreme style. His creations were perfectly made and finished, and his embroidered georgette saris were elegant and very stylish.