Designer: Atithi Gupta
Known for: Simplistic chic
The collection: Atithi Gupta came out with a collection of simple yet interesting garments. That, elegance can come even without forcing, was evident from her presentation.
Designer: Nimesh Shah
Known for: Knits
The collection: The debut collection of Shift by Nimesh Shah was like a breath of fresh air. His creations, with a sprinkle of woollen knits, was clean, uncluttered and beautifully made. This designer is someone to look forward to in the coming season.
Designer: Vivek Kumar
Known for: Western wear
The collection: Vivek Kumar started his show with some nicely cut creations and then moved on to some glittery ones before he went showed his avant garde creations. While the first and last were interesting, the ones that came in between with sequin detail left much to be desired.
Designer: Manish Malhotra
Known for: Bridalwear
The collection: Manish Malhotra showed his collection of Indian wear at the Grand finale. It had beautiful colour coordination and embroidery, coupled with some western influenced looks. There were also some of his traditional menswear, but half the bulbs that lined the photo frame like backdrop and ceiling seem to be fused, which cast a shadow of shabbiness to the otherwise grand occasion.
Designer: Digvijay Singh
Known for: Simple drapes
The collection: Digvijay Singh and his label Bhu:Satva was all about geometry prints. The simple patterns made his saris look contemporary yet interesting.
Designer: Sabah Khan
Known for: Urban hues
The collection: Sabah Khan decided to pay a tribute to darzis. Her creations — with longer that made an impact along with their shorter cousins — were pleasing.
Designer: Kallol Datta
Known for: Quirky prints
The collection: Kallol Datta’s offering this time was extremely stylish. It comprised of multi flap woollen jackets, cropped jackets and dresses that were nicely cut and looked uber chic.
Designer: Aneeth Arora
Known for: Wearable fashion
The collection: Pero by Aneeth Arora with its signature crushed look as always made an impression. The collection comprised wide-legged jump suits, knitted pullovers and cotton harem pants.