The Amazon India Fashion Week AW17 was held in Delhi from 15th to 18th March. A bunch of established designers as well as upcoming design talent showcased their autumn winter looks. It was a delight to witness fresh new trends for the upcoming season! Why don’t you take a look at my top picks day-wise!
Opening Show: The Handloom School
Day one opened with a spectacular display of organic weaves by Akaaro, Antar-Agni, Eka, Pero, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Urvashi Kaur, Sanjay Garg and other designers. The colour palette was a well-balanced mix of ivory, pastels, grey and indigo. The emphasis was on comfort and practical silhouettes. Sarees, jackets, tunics, palazzos, skirts and flowy capes in breathable fabric were the highlight of the opening show.
Abraham & Thakore
Abraham & Thakore showcased smart workwear for men and women in organic fabric. The womens’ collection included sarees with collared shirts, blazers, tunics with palazzos and long kurtas with pants and capes. The mens’ collection included formal shirts, trousers, suits and crisp dhotis paired with collared shirts. The colour palette was a mix of ivory, grey, navy, red and black.
Vogue presents Sari 24/7
The last show of the day was an ode to our favourite ‘saree’. This show was a saree connoisseur’s dream come true, with each designer interpreting ‘the saree’ according to their individual design aesthetic. Each saree was unique in its drape and styling, lending a distinct character to each garment.
Golden Threads of Assam
Samant Chauhan’s take on train travel through the ages was a treat to the eyes. The collection comprising of structured ivory gowns and dresses with gold thread work embroidery for women and old-world suits, kurtas with pants, coats, etc in hues of ivory, beige and brown for men was both classic and elegant. This collection in Muga Silk was an ode to train travel and brought alive the maize fields and flowers of the countryside through bold motifs.
Pankaj & Nidhi
Dresses, tunics with pants, skirts, asymmetrical capes, off shoulder tops and other edgy styles in black, grey, monochrome and blue tones painted a stunning picture for this show.
Trust talented designer Aneeth Arora to come up with the most unconventional show of AIFW AW17. With folk artists playing the drums and perfect setting of the Crafts museum in Delhi, this was probably my favourite show of the season. This collection was inspired by the designer’s travels to China and Latin America. From geometric and floral embroideries to tassels, beaded trims and pom poms; dresses, tunics and jackets in vibrant hues of mustard, blue, red, hot pink and the usual black, ivory and grey with a lot of layering and well-thought out accessories made for a picturesque show.
KA.SHA by Karishma Shahani Khan
Dresses, tunics, jackets and trousers in vibrant hues of navy, burgundy, bright red and forest green with emphasis on layering, tassels and stripes were the highlight of Karishma Shahani Khan’s collection.
Anju Modi’s beautifully crafted lehengas, delicately hand embroidered dupattas and long kurtas paired with flared skirts in ivory, yellow, navy and purple are timeless pieces that could be passed on from mother to daughter.
This was one glamorous collection with sarees, jumpsuits and dresses in stunning blacks and golds. Each outfit was a head turner for the party season.
Ilk by Shikha Goel and Vinita Adhikari was a refreshing change in terms of silhouette and color palette. Jumpsuits, cowl neck tops and dresses, tunics and sarees in forest green, mint, khaki and blues were a treat to the eyes.
Grand Finale by Tarun Tahiliani and Amit Agarwal
The elaborate set design, beautiful choreography and stunning outfits showcased at the guru-shishya grand finale by Tarun Tahiliani and Amit Agarwal was a fitting end to an amazing four days of fashion in the national capital.
Amit Agarwal upcycled patola sarees into modern silhouette and Tarun Tahiliani showcased jewel toned lehengas, anarkalis and capes with intricate details.
Trends: Day 1 saw an extensive use of organic fabric. Sarees with collared shirts, tunics with pants, asymmetrical capes, jackets with dresses, collared shirts, crop tops with long flowy skirts were the trends to look out for.
Colour palette: Ivory, grey, beige, gold, pastels, brown, rust, black and red
Trends: Day 2 was all about structured silhouette and sports luxe. Structured gowns, knee length dresses, hooded bomber jackets, raincoats, leather details, velvet, tassels, monochrome, fitted jackets, structured capes and fitted trousers dominated the ramp.
Colour palette: Ivory, grey, beige, black, navy blue, red, mustard, brown, khaki, burgundy and forest green.
Trends: Midi dresses, asymmetrical dresses, geometric patterns and floral motifs, tassels, capes, dhoti pants, layered dresses, crop tops with pallazos, layered skirts, jumpsuits, pre stitched sarees, ruffles, skirts and sarees with 3D embellishments were the key trends of Day 3.
Colour palette: Ivory, beige, grey, black, indigo, pastels, metallics, red, yellow and forest green.
Trends: Menswear trends for autumn winter, up-cycled sarees into modern silhouette, structured dresses, elaborate floor length gowns, crop tops with lehengas, capes and dhoti pants, off shoulder dresses and pleated skirts ruled the runway.
Colour palette: Forest green, khaki, navy, ivory, black, white, grey, red, purple, burnt orange, burgundy and metallics.