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Designers predict the look for IFW

Couture or chic? Minimalism or embellishment? Wondering what will dominate the India Fashion Week? A low down.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 10:43 IST

Hot couture or street chic? Minimalism or over the top embellishment? Wondering what will dominate the India Fashion Week? Here’s a low down on what the fash frat predicts will rock the ramp.

Says designer Ritu Kumar: "Trends this season will be natural with the use of Indian fabrics. The ramp will get to see a mix of both traditional and western separates."

A mix of Indian and western influences, is what designer Anju Modi also predicts. "I hope the designers clear the misconception of the media and buyers that Indian designers focus on western silhouettes and their clothes lack an Indian feel. The focus is wear-ability, be it Indian or western."

Meanwhile, designer Poonam Bhagat vouches for a return to classic cuts. "As far as style for the season goes, chic rules. You will get to see a lot of empire lines and a lot less of shimmer," she adds.

And for debutante Sidharth Tytler, the palette will be more on the vibrant side. “It will be all about bright colours! Big bucklers, zippers, prints and jackets will rule the style radar,” says this Delhi based designer.

Rohit Bal aka 'Gudda' predicts toned down trends this season. "This year, one can stay in style by going natural. A very mellowed down version in terms of dressing style and make-up will be visible. 90 per cent collections will be ivory so wear pastels for a fresh look," says Bal.

“The must-haves for this season include flirty, ladylike, sensuous dresses. The length will be the more demure knee to floor length,” adds Pria Kataria Puri. Pria also predicts heavily embellished waist belts.

So get the ab-crunches going to flaunt your sexy waistline!

First Published: Apr 04, 2006 10:36 IST