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Hits and misses

Here’s a look at what ticked on the runway and what didn’t on Day 3 of the Fashion Week. Find out which designers stood out while others failed to make a mark.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 29, 2010 13:34 IST
Vinod Nair

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AM:PM by Ankur & Priyanka Modi: Ever since their debut, this young couple has produced clothes that are stylish and well finished. Their impeccably crafted collection told the story of uncluttered style this time as well.

Manish Gupta: The reticent designer came out with a collection in orange, yellow and white with oodles of style and played around with various techniques, which made his crisp, stylish and extremely functional creations, stand apart on the fashion runway.

Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini: What made their collection a success was the segment of creations that came with multi-coloured fine appliqué work. That alone managed to capture the attention of the audience. The way appliqué was used on the garments, made them visually appealing on the models.

WLIFWVineet Behl: This is a designer who has now established his credentials on the fashion runway for making his girls look extremely feminine with his pretty creations. Vineet managed to do just that this time also.

Rishta by Arjun Saluja: Those who love fashion are in awe of his creations. This time, Arjun’s creations were all about exaggeration... in collars, sleeves, hemlines, everything. But his creations did have structure as well as fluidity. They had an avant garde appeal, but were still very wearable.

Prashant Verma: He is one of the most sensible designers who knows how to edit his collection. By showing just 12 printed garments with variety of layering, he successfully managed to tell the audience the whole story!

Ashish Soni: Crisp, stylish and very very wearable, this designer ensured that less was more with his impeccably crafted creations.

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Chandni Siingh Flora, Nikhita, Shrea by Shreya Sharma and Roma Narsinghani: None of these designers came out with anything that can justify praise. The only saving grace in the bunch was Walnut by Nidhi & Divya Gambhir.

Anupama Dayal: The designer used predictable colours and silhouettes. One didn’t really have to see the collection to see what was coming.

Rehane: Her excessive use of gold on the surface of most of her garments made them look tacky and unimpressive. Otherwise, Rehane is well known for her ability to handle bright colours.

Sanchita: Otherwise an extremely talented and accepted designer, not just in India but also in Europe, her collection proved to be lukewarm in terms of colour palette and overall visual appeal. The bikinis that appeared in the beginning also failed to evoke the desired impact, especially on a couple of models that should never have worn them on the fashion runway.