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Wills India Fashion Week 2012 | Day 1

The much awaited Wills India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2012 kicked off yesterday in the country’s capital and marked the 19th season of this fabulous show. Some of the biggest designers are participating in this fashion extravaganza. Here are some updates on Day 1.

Shantanu and Nikhil spiced up the ramp with their glamorous collection as they opened the show while Anand Kabra balanced it with his ‘Becoming Kami’ collection which was rather subtle and inspired by nature. Keeping with his theme with his collection, his colour palette comprised of aqua blues, moss and leaf greens, orange, khaki, black and raw white. Anupama Dayal on the other hand showcased a range of bight hued outfits drawing her inspiration from spices of Surat. Her color scheme included shades of madder red, indigo,mehendihaldi, paprika and cinnamon.

We will keep you posted on all the fashion trends and our picks from this season’s collection over this week.

 Shantanu and Nikhil

 The gala event was opened by none other than the fantastic duo – Shantanu and Nikhil. Their collection comprised of short dresses, sari inspired gowns and rompers tailor-made to appeal the modern woman of today. They also presented a range of evening gowns and cocktail dresses in deep tones. They mostly used chiffon, satins and velvets and laid a lot of emphasis on the detailing and textures. Their colour palette mainly consisted of reds, golds and black interspersed with emerald greens and sapphire blues. Actress Dia Mirza and Sameera Reddy played muse to the designer duo. The sari gowns were a highlight of their collection. All you brides-to-be, this is one store you must not miss….flowing gowns is a must have in your trousseau!

shantanu-and-nikhil-2012 collection

Preeti Chandra

Preeti went a little off-beat with her creation this time. She transformed the jackets worn by matadors into feminine masterpieces. The generous use of silk and intricate embroidery spiced up her creation. The jackets were jeweled and some of them had appliqué work with dramatic cuts. The colour scheme for the jackets ranged from ivory, black, nude, scarlet, beige, purple, and cobalt blue to mustard yellow.

She also showcased a range of gowns and pants.  The colour palette for this mainly comprised of crimsons, mint greens, oranges and fuchsias blended with gold. On the whole, the collection was an eclectic line up of fitted knee length dresses created using a combination of camel wool, net and sheer fabrics.

Wills India Fashion Week

Vineet Bahl

 Vineet’s collection was titled ‘Caravan’. He drew inspiration from the gypsy travelers of the 60’s. The collection comprised of vintage Romanian shawls, antique Sardinian embroideries and mix of colourful block printed dresses with neon detailing.

The use of white crocheted lace, polka dots and colourful Kantha prints was seen in his collection. The threadwork, antique gold sequins and brocade added a subtle touch to his creations. Raw silk, brocade, georgette, stretch net and lycra were the fabrics used by Vineet to put together this seasons collection. The silhouettes were simple with streamlined tunics, dresses and A-lined skirts.

India Fashion Week

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Author: Candice | Posted on: February 17, 2012 at 10:27 am | Posted under: Beauty & Style, Events, Everything Else, Fashion, Wedding Shopping | Bookmark the permalink | Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL

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