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Subtle glamour

Day 3 of WLIFW was about subdued style statements.

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 10, 2011 01:09 IST

Day 3 of WLIFW was about subdued style statements...

Designer: Gayatri Khanna
Known for: Shift dress
Collection: There were shift and maxi dresses in bright hues and interesting necklines.

Designers: Rohit-Rahul
Known for: Sharp cuts
Collection: The collection could easily be one of the best in terms of style, elegance and perfection. Excellent amalgamation of greys and darker tones with streaks of red often appearing in between, their clothes wer just too irresistible and could compete with any international designer brand.

Designer: Namrata Joshipura
Known for: Fitted dresses
Collection: Interesting textures on dresses and jackets with muted sheen were the selling points of the collection.

Designer: Sonam Dubal
Known for: Jackets
Collection: Mirror work, capes, thread work and embroidery — the creations bore tradition and modernity.

Designer: Ritu and rochana
Known for: Frills
Collection: There were feminine dresses full of flounce and frills.

Designers: Shantanu-Nikhil
Known for: Drapes
Collection: Young and sexy, the new line by this designer duo had all that a girl needs to look elegant. Western silhouettes for the girl who has a perfect body to carry it off, the collection made for perfect evening wear.

Overheard

Making a statement
Flimmaker Julian Parr who is a close friend of designer Sonam Dubal came to his show, dressed in a whirling dervish hat and a long jacket and got enough attention for his whacky look.

Star guest
Designer Manish Malhotra’s front row was dotted by the likes of Feroze Gujral and Sheetal Mafatal, but actor Neetu Singh stole the show. “I love his designs,” she said.

Lending support
Politician Maneka Gandhi was seen at designer Hemant and Nandita’s show. We hear the designers promised that they’ll use only animal prints and not skins, thus having her support.

Smart and stylish
Designer Mrinalini showed some shift dresses in
criss-cross patterns. Designers Nidhi and Divya showed a collection that had 3D technique on hems and sleeves and strong jackets with pants.

(Show Reviews: Vinod Nair with inputs from Zofeen Maqsood, Aaron George, Roma Arora & Surabhi Chauhan)