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WIFW: Day 2 highlights

Day Two of the ongoing Wills India Fashion Week saw some nice shows towards the second half of the day. Bollywood beauty Chitrangada Singh added the touch of glamour as she walked the ramp for debutante designer Kanika Saluja. Aditi Caroli reports.

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 17, 2012 18:09 IST
Aditi Caroli

Day Two of the ongoing Wills India Fashion Week saw some nice shows towards the second half of the day. Bollywood beauty Chitrangada Singh added the touch of glamour as she walked the ramp for debutante designer Kanika Saluja.

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta
Highpoint of Gaurav Gupta’s collection was the use of Swarovski crystal yarns. “It’s an official collaboration with Swarovski elements. Hand woven has more scope and there’s a lot that you can do with it. This collection is a highpoint for my career as well because if it gets approval from the weavers of the country, hand-woven will have a different age all together. Price range is Rs 8,500 to Rs 1,70,000. Next step will be to cut down on the prices,” said the designer.

The collection featured dresses, waist coats, jackets, coats, skirts, trousers, jumpsuits.

Kavita Bhartia played with rich heritage of the past for her autumn-winter collection. Photo Courtesy: AP)

India Unseen by Kavita Bhartia

Kavita played with the rich heritage of the past for her autumn-winter collection. Gold hues were a prominent part of her collection. Flowing dresses and draped tunics were the high point.

Pêro by Aneeth Arora
The fall-winter collection saw patchwork of different textiles- khadis from West Bengal, ikkats from Andhra Pradesh, pashminas from Kashmir, woven wool from Kumaon. With this show, she can boast of another successful collection.

Rishta by Arjun Saluja
The designer presented a refreshing and stylish collection inspired from construction women. “The collection is based on construction women and it’s called ‘no ground beneath my feet.’ It’s based on her journey and how she destroys her own home to build other people’s home. I have blended all natural fabrics. It’s based on the idea of utility. How you can combine different silhouettes and make them one. It’s based on women’s emotions - comfort, shelter, and utility. I have picked up pieces from everywhere and put it together. Price range is Rs 10,000 and above.”

Caravan by Nachiket Barve
The collection saw juxtaposition of fluid with structured. Embellishments like appliqué, thread embroideries, patchwork, beads and sequins was used. Coats, skirts, shirt dresses, jackets, blouses, trousers, jumpsuits, gowns formed his couture.

Raakesh Agarwal
Singer Anushka Manchanda set the pace for the show as she entertained the audience with her sexy voice. His collection saw gold embroidered gowns, skirts and mini dresses.

Anaikka by Kanika Saluja

Tarun Tahiliani