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Where’s the fun?

Rochelle Pinto manages not to lose her way at the chaotic fashion week. Read on...Check out special

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 21, 2009 15:59 IST
Rochelle Pinto

Taking the term ‘fashionably late’ to new heights, the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week began on unsteady feet. The new location, Hotel Intercontinental Grand, split the main show areas over two floors.. and then added a third in the form of an outdoor poolside runway for the debutante designers. The hustle resulted in many visitors missing one show or the other.

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Unfortunately the frenzy outdoors, didn’t translate onto the ramp. Nitin Bal Chauhan ’s collection could have done with some editing though his slate-coloured cigarette pants with pleated detailing made for a stunning silhouette.

Another easy-on-the-eyes item came from Gunjan and Rahul — a wine-hued jumpsuit worn with an embroidered poncho that could make an easy transition from day to night. But a pair of satin hot-shorts in the collection only symbolised how the concept of autumn/ winter fashion in India is fluid.

Rehane brought a punch of fun to her collection which was choreographed to a heart-thumping Tamil soundtrack. Her babydoll dresses may not have been ideal winter wear, but were expertly embellished with bright motifs.

Newbie Raman Vij pulled a coup by showcasing the most fashionable correct ensemble with full-length garments in white and black. Pity that he tested only three outfits..

Rocky S and Phalguni and Shane Peacock held a combined show. Rocky’s collection had interesting scalloped hemlines but didn’t push beyond his regular fare of sequins and glitz.

The Peacocks’ Spendthrift line restored the energy of a flagging crowd with their rocker chic influence.. not to mention their model line-up of Delhi’s trendiest tots. Seems the kids made life interesting backstage when they vied with the models for hair and make-up perks. Exaggerated sleeves and a skull and crossbones leitmotif proved the Peacocks’ have their eyes on international trends.