Even as the five-day Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week ended, styles and designs seemed repetitive during the week-long jamboree, that saw black and browns being used like never before.
The concluding day of the week began with Jatin Verma and Renu Tandon exhibiting their collections on the ramp, followed by Aki Narula, Gaurav Gupta and Gunjan & Rahul. Monapali garnered appreciation just as Ashish Soni for their creations. But the hands down winner of the entire Fashion Week had to be Manish Arora, who with his alien theme and psychedelic designs was liked by almost all the bigwigs of the industry.
"Manish Arora's work is of international standards, and is new and unique. Designers of his standard are ready for the international arena," Anna Orsini from the London Fashion Week said. Other designers who made waves with their collections were Varun Bahl and Monisha Jaisingh. Bahl, with his collection 'Order in Disorder', had swinging and voluminous silhouettes in sober colours of beige, moss green and blacks, which was termed as 'interesting' by many. Jaisingh's stylish garments with innovative embroidery techniques received its usual positive response.