Yes, you read it right. The fashion week has started, and TRENDInsider is in Delhi, bringing you up to speed on the trends to watch out for next season We’re so excited to be here, with style brewing all around us! Let’s check out what happened on day 1 of the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015.
Disclaimer: In case your heart starts beating too fast after looking at the stunning creations, please don’t sue us.
Rajesh Pratap Singh
It couldn’t have been a better start. Imagine walking into the showing area, to see the ramp covered with hospital beds, and illuminated IV drips! Inspired by the medical fraternity, Rajesh’s collection is an ode to the 50’s, in a monochrome scheme, complete with gingham checks, ikat, cateye sunglasses, bold red lips, and leather. Add to it the musical magic by Karsh Kale, and you have one opening show that is heard to beat.
Taking a leaf out of Loulou de la Falaise’s book, Nikasha presents her latest collection, Ruby. The YSL designer once said that she doesn’t like black; one wears it when one is miserable. Anna Wintour would agree The designs abide with this logic, presenting a host of boho looks, each more glamorous than the other, in flowy silhouettes, with colours ranging from red, green, peach, beige, and mustard. Paying homage to Loulou, the ensembles look like they could be a part of someone’s romantic dream sequence.
Dusky blue, rose blush, stone grey-the cornerstones of Payal’s collection. An ode to Parisian style of dressing, her clothes have a lot of delicate and pretty lace, making the wearer look beautiful rather effortlessly. The new age Indian bride can take to this look, and play peekaboo with her man, dressed in sheer fabrics like tulle and organza. And of course it’s all about the details: zardosi and intricate embroidery.
Watching Anju Modi’s models walk on the ramp, we were transported to another world; a world where Cinderella is real, and evil queens ask mirrors if they are the fairest in all the world. Gliding along the runway, these “angels” had wings not only on their heads, but also on their gold sneakers (we’re lusting after those!). The dreamy looks on their faces were equally matched by the fairy tale-inspired prints and silhouettes of their outfits.
Called the Bolshoi Bazaar, Valaya’s collection is heavily inspired by Russian culture. The designs are like a marriage between Russia and India, With elegance being the key feature. We saw a lot of metallic and antique work, in neutral tones like beige and cream, in perfect harmony with brights like blue and fuchsia. There was some interesting headgear too, from broad headbands to elaborately veiled headdress.
Image Credits: FDCI