Day 3 began with the emerging designers showcasing their works on the runway. There was a lot of mixed elements and new designs one got to see. Creativeness of these designers was at it’s peak on day 3. Have a look at which creation was to die for and which had to go back on the designing board.
Amalraj was inspired from the hollywood blockbuster movie ‘Transformers’ and titled his collection as ‘decoded’. He has designed his collection in icy colours like light blues, greys and whites. The attire is very much casual and is designed for men as well as women. I found some clothes in this collection more suitable for colder climates than sunny days and the absence of bright colours made the clothes look rather dull in the spotlight. The movie ‘Transformer’ had alot of colour in it but in any way Amalraj’s inspiration was not seen on the ramp. The only plus point I could see were the cool jackets for men’s wear. As for women’s wear, I have already seen those designs and there is simply nothing new in it.
Harangad Singh Jandu
Harangad had named his collection as ‘Seanta’ which was inspird by celtic art and myths. The line mainly had short dresses and shorts for women and was very girly but what I liked about this creation was that there was a touch of flirtyness combined with sober colours. The flower motifs were interesting aspect in the dresses but the outfit of the show-stopper ‘Asmit Patel’ simply looked as if it was designed just for the heck of it. Why put a burgundy colour velvet blazer with a mufler while the entire collection was more of summer fun………………..I just don’t get the element ofwinter-wear in this collection. Harangad with the women’s line you have done an ‘ok’ job but the show-stopper’s outfit could have been better if it was more towards the theme of the fashion week.
From the label ’VJB’ the creator presented his collection ‘Bonala Nautch’ seemed to be inspired from the northern and eastern part of India. There were kurti like tops, skirts, dresses, chuirdar pants and jump suits with a lot of block printing work done on fabrics like satin, mul, voile. Loved the skirts which had a very ethnic feel to it coupled with the head accessories worn by all the female models as they walked down the ramp. The collection had more emphasis on the prints and detailing rather than of the fit. Though I must give credit to VJB for including Indian ethnic detailing to his work. The clothes were very wearable and would like to see more creations from the label ‘VJB’.
Meowwwwwwwwwwww is the first expression I had when I looked at the the styling of this collection. Anand was inspired by the dark side of life for creating this line which was targeted more for fall and winter season but showcased in summer/resort wear………………..I guess Anand is in quite a hurry before the next season arrives. Nonetheless the colours were rich with beautiful plum, lavender, fushcia, browns, shocking pink……………….loved the way the colours worked with the fabric. But I was taken aback by the styling of this collection which would have surely looked better it it was more towards the glamour side. The party wear dresses for the evening were ravishing but I did not dig in the winter wear jackets though since they woul make a woman look more bulky than stylish.
Neelanjan seems to love the colour blue since I got to see alot of it in his new collection. His inspiration was the past glory of Kolkata city……………..and the colonial past of Kolkata did reflect in the clothes. Stripes, flower motifs, nature inspired prints were the hightlight displayed on colours like teal, olive, brown, khakhi. grey and navy blue. But the styling and the draping of the clothes actually did not enhance the look. If the collection is colonial and one tries to give a futuristic styling to it, there is bound to be a lot of clash. I wish Neelanjan would have styled his collection with a vintage look. The only plus point I see in here is the colour which were rich. Neelanjan I hope we get to see better vintage looks in the future fashion weeks
Titled as “Maya 0° 36’0”S/73° 6’0”E” ………….it should have been titled as ‘Unfinished business’. Why should any woman buy a designer wear if all she has to do is just drape a piece of fabric in the same manner as given in the pictures below. There was no proper fit to the dresses…………..they seemed like over sized clothes bought from fashion street. Asmita this creation just does not make any sense to me and I think you definitely need to go back to the designing board to make some better creative designs.
‘Let’s play a game…..again’ was the title given to Swapnil’s futuristic collection which had a lot of geometric designs involved. Dresses were made of lycra, patent leather, georgette, chiffon with a lot of detailing but the hues were more of metallic to give that ‘Year 2050′ kind of look. Belts, high heels and jewellery were used to accessorize the collection which mainly consisted of short dresses and evening gowns. But only few outfits looked beautiful onthe ramp rest were more of the stuff you would have already seen in foriegn fashion weeks since some short dresses gave a feel of the ‘Herve Ledger’ look. Swapnil please get more creative since I do believe you have a lot of potential to present an entirely new creation.
Shantanu & Nikhil
Shantanu and Nikhil have designed this sportswear creation titled ‘Motochic’ teaming up with international sports brand ‘Adidas’ . The background of the show created like the streets of New York city with the colour yellow and black being in focus. Deepika Padukone walked down the ramp as show-stopper for the duo in a sporty black shorts and yellow+ black sleeveless top completed with stilettos to give that ‘Girl from New York look’. the line was sporty yet trendy and youthful………………you can wear this not just to a sporty event but to meet up friends, go bowling or even party in them. I am sure this collection will go down well with the younger generations. My take on this collection is that it will seel like hot cake once it hits the shelves of retail stores.
If we are talking Summer/Resort wear then I believe Malini Ramani has struck gold. Lovvvvvvvvvvvveeeeee her creativeness and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed to see so much of colour in this collection. My eyes were in this fashion desert looking for a beautiful ‘Mirage’ and I actually found an Oasis in Malini Ramani’s Summer Collection. She has displayed jumpsuits, wrap dresses, evening gowns, pants, casual dresses, designer shorts and even swimwear making it a complete summer-wear showcase. There were clothes which were inspired by holiday destination like Rajasthan, France, Mexico, Morocco and cultures like Aztec, Mayan. there were mirror work, loads of embroidery, animal prints, splashes of colour……………you name it and Malini’s collection had it. Every woman can easily find an outfit for themselves out of this wonderful collection. Malini stands out as one of my favourites in the entire Fashion Week. The show stoppers were Mehr Jessia, Maheep Kapoor and Bhavna Pandey wearing golden gowns, all of them looked like Greek goddess.Though I would have loved to see them in one of Malini’s colourful creation. My verdict for this collection is ‘Original Masterpiece’.
Narendra Kumar made this futuristic collection in collaboration with the denim brand ‘Killer Jeans’. The denim wear was definitely given a new leash of life thru Narendra’s vision where he given a new look to the denim jackets, jeans and denim dresses. Long gone are the days where the stiff blue coloured denim which had a baggy look ruled everyday wear. the display as you can see was very futuristic with the display of laser lights, the style looked as if one was travelling in outer space. There was shredded look, acid wash finish, faded denim and spray painted jeans…………the collection is wearable with a variety of colour. Welcome to the fashion future…………..