If high fashion is all about making and presenting clothes that are wearable and, at the same time, let the designer’s creativity flow smoothly, the third day of the HDIL India Couture Week showed this on the fashion runway.
While designer Rohit Bal rocked the runway with his collection reminiscent of artistic installations with a mix of wearable clothes and some unimaginably creative expressions; earlier in the day, Dubai-based Ayesha Depala showed a collection full of elegant creations.At the last show of the day, Mumbaikars got the feel of Rohit Bal’s ability to think out of the box and put the same on the fashion runway in the most perfect way. His creations were exquisitely made, handcrafted and wearable. A huge line up of models and a show that won him thunderous applause ended with four models sashaying all the way down to a makeshift pool with rose petals floating in it and the designer himself dancing his way into the water...
At the earlier show, Ayesha Depala showed that to be high fashion, what is required is elegance and carefully-placed detailing. Her creations had clean and straight lines on cream, black and gold gowns with a few subtle colours thrown and muted gold embroidery. The collection was totally wearable and red carpet-friendly.
There was a fair sprinkling of Bollywood celebrities such as Neha Dhupia, Arjun Rampal with wife Mehr Jesia and National Award-winning director Madhur Bhandarkar on the third day too.