Fashion Week Round Up
Delhi saw Indian fashion come alive at the AIFW for autumn winter 2016. I was delighted to experience all the hustle bustle and energy of fashion week from 16th to 20th March. This season’s theme ‘India Modern’ saw designers interpret traditional weaves and fabric with modern tailoring and fits. Just like the contemporary Indian, the collections were rooted in tradition, while retaining a global outlook. Sustainability was quite the catch word this year, with Anita Dongre’s Earth Song collection for her Grassroots label, Aneeth Arora’s Pero label and Rina Singh’s Eka, among others. With countless shows, spectacular collections, talented designers and a fabulous finale, AIFW was a treat for the fashion enthusiast.
Talking of trend spotting for autumn winter, we can look forward to fringes, shoulder and back cut outs, prints, floral patterns and chunky embellishments. Structured jackets and long flowy capes; skirts with high slits, belted sarees, layered shararas, cocktail gowns with a lot of drama, reversible jackets, long skirts, midi dresses, high waisted and wide legged trousers; comfortable brogues and flats, seemed to make the cut for the next season. Also spotted was a lot of bling, shoulder details, textured garments and traditional motifs. Most of the clothes seen on the runway can be pictured in our everyday lives, which talks volumes about the wearability of the collections showcased at fashion week.
The colour palette varied from designer to designer but keeping in mind the autumn winter season, the colours were quite predictable. There were the pearly whites, off-whites and ivories; the crimsons, burgundies and deep reds; navy blues and indigos, military greens, mustards, burnt oranges, salmon pinks, deep golds, and the usual greys, blacks and earthy browns.
And as they say ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, take a look at some of my favourite moments from the fashion week.
Anita Dongre’s Earth Song collection for her Grassroots label
Rajesh Pratap Singh: All that glitters
Hemant and Nandita: Effortlessly stylish
Kiran Uttam Ghosh: A twist to the traditional
Gauri and Nainika: Flower Power
Niki Mahajan: Simplicity
Pankaj Nidhi: Glamour
Rahul Mishra at the finale: Elegance
Aneeth Arora (Pero) at the finale
Attending fashion week was so much fun. I love the idea of runway shows, the drama, the music, clothes and themes that bind together fashion week. All the effort put in by designers is here for us to appreciate and admire.
Would love to hear your thoughts on fashion week and your favourite designers!