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A recent fashion event in Delhi threw up plenty of new trends.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 17, 2013 20:37 IST
Shweta Mehta

The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) in Delhi ended on Sunday (October 13) after five days of mostly well-appreciated shows. With new trends emerging and some older ones resurfacing, we pick the highlights.

Loose peplum
Tired of seeing body-con dresses with flares at the waist? Designer Vaishali S breathes life into the trend that’s stayed three seasons past its sell-by date. This loose, floaty version may not be suited for the top-heavy, though. Tread carefully.

Next time your man hits the beach in his knee-length swimwear, match his silhouette with a pair of bermuda shorts. Shweta Kapur showed them as part of her label, 431-88, as did Aneeth Arora with Pero. It’s the perfect length for our city’s weather.

Slouchy pants
They are a rage in the west — with leather versions being the garb of choice among several celebs — and Masaba has brought them to Indian shores. Wear her printed version with a plain T-shirt by day, satin shirt by night, and add statement jewellery to grab attention.

Sporty headgear
Now this is a trend we weren’t expecting. Both Josh Goraya and Shweta Kapur used caps casually, while Sanchita gave them a sporty-luxe spin with suitable doses of bling. Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhri had plastic neon visors that elevated his swimsuit looks.

Palazzo patialas
You’ve seen palazzos; you know the patialas — now meet the hybrid. Designer Urvashi Kaur skipped the conventional route and went with these super-cute flared versions of the traditional garment, doing away with the typically tapered bottoms. We love.

Polka dots
The last time they were a rage, we saw them in retro-inspired outfits. Now, polka dots have a more modern usage. The best ambassadors for the fun print were Hemant and Nandita with some pretty separates and Ashish N Soni with structured.