As the city gears up for the five-day Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012, that kickstarts at Pragati Maidan tomorrow, we give you a sneak peek into some of the participating designers’ collections.
Edgy and contemporary
Designer: Ritu Kumar
Collection: Veteran designer
Ritu Kumar collection ‘Digital Romance’ is all about feminine silhouettes and structured dresses. The clothes are for someone who’s open to experiment and daring enough to try out new styles. Delicate fabrics like silk crepe, flat chiffon, dupion, poplins and cottons with intricate metallic embellishments will dominate the runway. Shades like black, beige blue and shiny silver along with some electric prints will rule in her collection.
Designer: Kavita Bhartia
Collection: Kavita Bhartia’s Kaleido ‘scape’ collection is influenced by Persian motifs, traditional Indian techniques, Russian architecture and multi-hued attire of North African tribal people. The collection includes beautiful chiffons, silks in amalgamation with lycra for a perfect fit. Long dresses, draped tunics, balloon skirts, tiered skirts and jumpsuits forms major part of the collection. Special tie and dye techniques, inspired by tribal ikats, have been created for the show.
Return of Khadi
Designer: James Ferreira
Collection: James’ collection includes modern and stylish outfits made with hand woven khadi. Hot new colours like lime green, fuchsia and mauve will make a huge splash on the runway in the form of sarees, jumpsuits, dhoti and churidars. He has used various innovative techniques like khadi colour blocked with satin, the weave printed onto Italian georgette and subtly embroidered with swarovski, and other new applique techniques.
All nice and bright
Designer: Sanchita Ajjampur
Collection: Sanchita’s collection is all bright and vibrant with tropical and popsicle colours, such as watermelon, cherry, root beer, grape, lime, pineapple, ice and blueberry. Flowy kaftans, sexy evening gowns, and harem-style pants, semi-structured and lounge pants in fabrics such as cotton, paper silk, silk satin will be the highlight of the collection.
Designer: Jyoti Sharma
Collection: Jyoti’s collection ‘Carving Shadows’ is a perfect blend of stylish drape silhouettes, sexy tunics, and beautiful shift dresses. The designer has used blue as the prime colour in her Spring Summer collection. Jyoti has created this collection keeping in minds the style sense of today’s woman who is independent, strong and daring.
Designer: Urvashi Kaur
Collection: Urvashi’s collection will showcase an array of toga dresses, corset bodices with flowing jersey and chiffons and Grecian styled drape outfits in soothing colours like yellow, orange, green, blue and white.
The technique of dip dyeing is also used to enhance the elegance of the outfits in silk chiffon and linen.
Designer: Shantanu Goenka
Collection: Shantanu’s collection is inspired by French architecture. Lovely greens, teals, creamy whites, vintage rose and bright gold are some of the hues from the assorted palette of the palace of Versailles, which reflects in the collection. The designer has also used scooped necklines with feminine frills, structured corsets and torsos.
Pop goes the fashion
Designer: Malini Ramani
Collection: Malini’s splashy, and colourful collection has silhouettes that range from jumpsuits to long gypsy style dresses, fringed kaftans and shirt dresses. Malini has used a lot of pop-colours, block prints, mirror work, fringes, studs, sequins, lehariya and appliqué work in her collection which is predominated by fabrics like silk lycra, jersey, crochet, lace, chiffon and soft cotton.