Day 2 at Amazon India Fashion Week taught us to never ever underestimate the power of an extra bit of shimmer. From sequins to foil prints to high-shine accessories, the runway oozed with metallics. Also, the verdict on Vogue Fashion Fund’s winner Dhruv Kapoor is out – did we love him or hate him?
And, we have a gut feeling that Mashru is the new Chanderi.
Also, we spotted a Yeti!
Here’s our take on day 2 of Amazon India Fashion Week:
The highest of highs: Saving the best for the last, eh? Hands down, the best line-up of the day came from Rajesh Pratap Singh. With his signature androgynous silhouettes drizzled with gold embellishments and splashes of foil print, the high shine collection makes bling look every bit sophisticated.
The lowest of lows: Ok, we get it. You love your ornate embroideries, gown-like silhouettes and red underskirts, but isn’t that so last season? We know there’s only one path to the Silk Route, but Samant Chauhan, we URGE you to take the path less travelled.
The OMG moment: Seriously, OMG! Firstly, the interactive installation with the artisans was an out-of-the-runway experience and then the 3D saree made our brain cells go on alert mode! Rimzim Dadu has already made a mark for herself by exploring new textiles and techniques, but girl, this was stunning! The wire saree – modern much!
The colour of the day: Ok, truth be told, we didn’t see a recurring colour today, but we did see kilos worth of gold!
The shoes to look out for: Gold oxford shoes and low top sneakers are everything you need for AW16. Rajesh Pratap Singh says so and we’re following!
The on-fleek makeup: Maybe we’re being partial to berry lips this season, but why not? Also, we’re going to take cue from Dhruv Kapoor’s nerdy chic look- side parted hair, clean make up, bold lips and a pair of spectacles.
The green-with-envy feeling: Definitely ready-to-wear, we’d like to magically transport Anita Dongre’s Grassroot collection right into our wardrobes. From earthy hues to classic indigo, bold floral block prints to an insane mash-up of layers, this collection is everything any modern Indian woman can (and should) dream of. Easy living and oh-so sophisticated!
The trend to take note of: GOLD, GOLD, GOLD! We’ll wear them by the kilos, please! Wear it as pants, shirts, dresses and accessories, or even makeup. Just make sure you don’t look like a Gold Souk. Remember: muted and elegant.
The hack-to-master: Layering it up a la Anita Dongre. Pick out block print, tie-and-dye or handloom pieces in a similar colour palette and layer them on. Accessorize with tan belts and sandals, and pull up your hair in a messy bun. And there you have it!
The verdict on Dhruv Kapoor: So, we first got to see his collection during the GQ nights and we said “What we love most? His attitude towards fashion”. Well, we still agree! Edgy and not one to shy away from experimenting, it’s clear that he’s not one to fit into the norms. From sequin pants, furry accessories to sharp silhouettes, Dhruv Kapoor’s got “quirky” working for him. And did we mention he loves all things furry?
Agree or disagree? And if you’ve still got a question to ask, shoot away.