Quirky headgear, zipper dresses, paper clips as embellishments and themed ramp sequences saved the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and the Delhi Fashion Week which began with Nitin Bal Chauhan showing his collection with a backdrop of a thriller enactment.
His models paraded in headgear with telephones and paneled eyebrow attachments among other metallic ones. Tarun Tahiliani was probably the only one to set high standards on day one of the Delhi Fashion Week. He had lotus shaped artefacts with dried leaves on and around the runway, set amid soft yellow lights.
Go full throttle
Alpana and Neeraj went full throttle with zipper dresses. Even long flowy gowns had zipper detailing on the frills and were teamed with Mickey Mouse hair bands. The models were instructed to strike an arched pose while on the head ramp. The audience couldn’t help but clap each time a model slouched.
Gaurav Gupta’s line was accompanied by models in headgear with dark rose petals glued together topped with icy make-up and glazed lips.
Rahul Reddy got his girls to break free from the disciplinarian routine by taking turning around while halfway through the stage and preening for the shutterbugs.
Candice Pinto occupied the head ramp in a pixie dress and drooped, as if telling the world that she doesn’t care to adhere to its norms.
The finale shows for WIFW and DFW contributed to the grandeur with JJ Valaya creating a set that told a story of a devastated land and its rise to glory while Rohit Bal hosted an off site show (a first) at his restaurant Cibo.New trend in the making?