WLIFW Spring/Summer 2013 – Day 5
Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 11, 2012
IFP’s choice for Day 5 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week are as follows:
Joy Mitra’s “An evening at the Town Hall” was inspired by colonial India. Pastels were combined with red,black & golden colours. Indo-Western fusion had dresses, lehengas, cholis, anarkali, tops & culottes. Joy got me on the way he mixed the colours and the rich embroidery work. The collection was classic and IFP liked it.
Ritu Kumar was the designer for the Finale at WLIFW……..the creations were pretty dark……….literally. Ritu Kumar incorporated floral prints in the outfits for the very first time that I can remember. The colour palette was kept in darker hues, black was prominent as the base colour. Gotta combined with velvet were incorporated on the hemlines and cuffs will thread-work was kept minimal. Lace & sheer fabric was used in the sleeves & bodice. Jackets, Anarkali, Lehengas and sarees made way to the runway. This is the first time I am seeing Ritu Kumar move away from her conventional works……….I did find some pieces a bit overwhelming with too much of detailing but I am sure these would look amazing if toned down with pieces that do not have any detail-work. Overall this change surprised me but in a pleasant manner. IFP does like the creations which had the element of darkness but also the beautiful creative touch by the designer.