It’s the season of style

As the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week opens today, we give you a peak of some of the collections that will scorch the fashion runways.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 23, 2010 01:37 IST
Hindustan Times

As the Wills Lifestyle India fashion week opens today, we give you a peak of some of the collections that will scorch the fashion runways. From breezy, swishy and relaxed resort style to the classic feminine fashion, the style masters are predicting a Spring Summer range that is cheery, citrusy and gives a feel-good factor. Dresses seem to be big again in the season ahead, while frills and flounces go the restrained chic way.

Fearless femme
Anupama Dayal’s SS collection to be showcased on Monday is inspired by the ‘Kinnaris’. The collection embraces the psychedelic along with the organic, And is a blend of ethnic styles presented in a modern day functional form.

Art Allure
Designer Roma Narsinghani’s show on Monday has a collection inspired by a church in Barcelona, Spain. The collection has straight lines placed near concentric circles to create unique prints, embroidery and basic silhouettes.

Spring symphony
Pallavi Mohan’s fashion week showcase is an ode to spring season. There are pastel hues and easy drapes with structured frills put together in a restrained chic yet feminine manner. The drapes are flowy and sexy.

Breezy beauty
Chandrani Siingh Fllora’s range to be showcased on Monday blends casual with cocktail to create contemporary designs — geometric snowflake patterns form embroidery motifs, a fresh and soothing colour palette are the key highlights.

India ahoy!
Designer Jaya Rathore brings back the elegance of classy Ikat with her collection. The outfits are strongly India inspired though the treatment is contemporary to make it work for the modern woman who likes the best of both worlds.

Ravishing resort
Nalandda Bhandari’s show on Tuesday is a mix of prêt-couture dedicated to the sensuous and independent woman. The clothes are resort in feel, so there’s a hint of relaxed femininity. The clothes are mature, yet flowy without any girly frills and frou frou.

Ethnic elegance
Jyotee Khaitan's SS offering is a mix of elegant and classic collection with a vintage feel inspired by the art of draping consisting of saris with corset, bolero and drapes in one piece, skirts, gowns, outfit lehengas in which all the pieces are stitched together and can be worn in one go.

Blissfully beautiful
Urvashi Kaur’s show on Wednesday will have a collection rich in pastel hues that lends credence to the romantic feel of this collection. Muted shades like blush pink, nude, pale blue, liven up against the dust gold, silver shimmer and metallic shades.

Functional finesse
The grand finale collection by designer Tarun Tahiliani is called ‘The New Democrazy’ and aims at a new direction and new start. There’s a rich use of India's textiles, prints, fabric, weaves and colour. The collection is a blend of crazy elements put together in a wearable style.

First Published: Oct 22, 2010 19:14 IST