One of the most talked about Fashion event Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring -Summer 2015 was held from October 8th to 12th October, 2014. Around 124 designers participated in the five day fashion extravaganza which was organized by FDCI at the heart of the capital- Pragati Maidan.
Following are some of our favorites from the Fashion Week:
Aneeth Arora opened the fashion week with her collection Pero-love on foliage. Her show was a visual delight. She recreated a beautiful spring garden in full bloom.
The models walked around casually in beautifully hand embroidered maxi and short dresses, jackects, knee length dresses, skirts paired with cropped tops, capris, denims with floral patch work, plain shirts complemented by check print shorts. Floral headgears and bright colored Nike sports shoes complemented the summer look.
Watch the show:
Designer Samant Chauhan presented his spectacular Rajputana collection. He enthralled the audience with elegant white outfits and innovative floral designs.
Sneha Arora presented a range of spring wardrobe with a variety of floral patterns- flowers with stems, flower sticks in bottles, bulbs, leaves, petals on the outfits made from silk, cotton, linen and organza fabrics created an atmosphere of spring garden.
Riot of Colors!
Tarun Tahiliani showcased fascinating ensemble inspired by the paintings of twin sisters Rabindra & Amrit Singh from London.
The amazing show was organised at an offsite venue, DLF Emporio. The ramp became alive with vibrant hues of orange, red, yellow, blue and green.
Models strutted down the ramp in saris draped in different styles, lehengas, Kurtis, harem pants paired with beaded accessories, round rimmed sunglasses and turbans. His men’s wear included kurtas, shirts, jodhpurs, bandhgala jackets etc.
Embrace the Lace!
Ritu Pande brought the Victorian era alive with classic Italian & French lace designs, patchwork, embroidery and layering. Ace Tennis player Sania Mirza made a stunning presence as a show stopper wearing an elegant gold & white dress.
Welcome to the Paradise!
Aditi Rao Hydari in centre looking gorgeous in Payal Singhal’s creation
Firdaus (paradise) by Designer Payal Singhal was an enchanting monochromatic range of churidaar, skirt & crop top sets, embroidered jacket & cigarette pant set, shirt dresses, kaftans, lehenga sari and Kurtis with pine cone motifs & embroidered yoke, shararas in silk, tulle and organza fabrics. Her entire collection was dedicated to Gulmarg Valley, Kashmir known as a paradise on earth.
Stay Calm Do Yoga!
Ministry of textiles presented Wendell Rodricks’ Yoga Calm collection inspired by health benefits of Indian Yoga. As per the theme the show started with the “Surya Namaskar’ and briefly introduced the people with some other yoga aasans.
After that Models presented the ultimate collection made from the cotton, khadi, linen to bring the Indian weavers to the spotlight. The highlight of the show was pristine white color-known for its soothing and calming effect.
Rabani and Rakha presented their mesmerizing exquisite collection with detailed work.
Spectacular Grand finale by Rohit Bal at the beautifully decorated Quli Khan’s tomb was out of the world! With Qutub Minar as a backdrop, models showcased the regal Gulbagh (inspired by the Mughal Gardens of Kashmir) collection and transported the audiences to the world of romance and fantasy.
Embroidery with silk threads, block printing, gold leaf printing on velvet, matka silk, and mulmul looked amazing. In addition to that Arjun Rampal walked the ramp as a show stopper and well known French footwear Designer Christian Louboutin attended the show as a special invitee. The incredible show got concluded with a standing ovation from the audiences.
Have you switched from air conditioners to just fans? Well then folks, autumn’s knocking your door and throwing signs of slowly switching clothes BUT wait! We have got to keep up with the trending styles so here’s a sneak peak into a few trends of this fall. Don’t miss them out and we wish you happy shopping spree.
What’s the best thing about this season? Your make up is not going to leak anymore as a little chill breeze travels by.
They just don’t seem to go out of fashion, yet again denims are trending (denim shorts, denim jeans, denim shirts or denim jackets, denim dungarees, denim on denim).Hey? You just saved yourself some extra money for MORE CLOTHES!
Add Ons: Scarves (refer to “#Different styles to wear scarves”) ; watches, accessorize.
(Image 1 – displaying an infinity scarf)
**Infinity scarves are the most worn scarves in autumn and winters and this trend is similar to last year’s.
How are you sporting the Flannel?
Flannel shirts have hit the town with various looks. You can try the knot (Image 2) or carry it like the casual conventional. Flannel look is peppy and gives you to choose from a wide variety. You can also mix denims and Flannel together and complete your look.
Rompers calls it’s elder brother (Yes! Jumpsuits are here)
Carry the casual look with simple jumpsuit. Here is a demonstration of a jumpsuit that you can wear this Autumn.
It’s an easy look yet you add basic make up and highlight it with a good matte lipstick to complete the look. (rust colored floral jumpsuit by Pratima,extreme right, straight from #Lakme fashion Week)
Girls, time to take out those midi’s:
Yaya it’s that month of the year when you can freely walk around in midi dresses.
You can wear midi skirts with full length tops or even three fourth length tops, or you can go for midi dresses. This season you can achieve a cute and stylish look or a stern and spicy look.
Add ons: Handbags, glares, hats, watches.
Long printed jackets and blend coats are in for this season, they can go with all your attires. Be it Indian or Western look.
You can get such Indian jackets online(indiaroots.com, indiamart.com) or in FabIndia stores.
Long ivory and wine jacket with thread embroidery you can wear a Potli purse with your attire to “Indian it up”.
Why make college life monotonous when you can experiment the best of things now? We went to a few places and ransacked to bring you the latest trends and guess what? This time we have the whereabouts of these attires too!
Look #1 Chic much?
Top – Mango (stores in Select Citywalk, Saket; DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, Gurgaon; Pacific Mall, Rajouri Garden).
Pants by Zara (Only available in Select Citywalk store)
Accessorize from Janpath (You can get it at any local selling point) just remember to wear the right accessorize with your clothes. [Long pieces generally go with this look].
This look can best go with light make up -Refer to “Say Yes to MakeUp” to know more.
Look #2 Cropped out?
Achieving this look is easy. The crop top is from Forever 21 accompanies with the Zara pants that acquired a lot of fame over the summers.
#2.1: Cropped out with shorts?
You can also try this look with high waste shorts. Try new colors like the one shown below
Turquoise teal shorts
#2.2: Cropped out with skirt too?
Watch Taylor swift pull off this look in the sexiest manner possible. You can try the same look (Crop top and a slit skirt)
Slit skirt is available on Forever 21 stores, crop tops can be found in Forever21, Zara, Mango stores. You can also find crop tops in Sarojini market.
Look #3 Crochet up
Crochet tops are best worn with denims. However, there is no hard and fast rule regarding the same, you can always try and experiment. You can wear them at a friend’s regular birthday party too (if you plan to keep it low profile yet trendy). You can find crochet tops in “Forever21”
Add on #1 Hat it out?
Hats are the new go to for college students who try and stay away from the sun and wish to save their hair from the dust out there. So if you fall into that category how about “Hat it Out?” there are various Hats that you can try with your looks. You can find Hats in Forever 21. The best deal you ask? They’re quite affordable!
Add on #2 Lost in the braids
Hatting (Read as: Wearing a Hat) is not your go to for the day then you can tr different hair updo’s one of them is a braided tail.
Here’s how to achieve that look:
A. Start with untangles hair
B. Gather your hair into a low pony and put on an elastic.
C. Divide your hair into 2 sections – down the middle and above your elastic. Pull your pony through the division your created.
D. Pull tight and adjust
E. Braid the pony
F. Roll and pin up your braid
Add on #3 Stare through the glare?
You can wear different type of shades (You can choose from over a variety of shapes, colors and sizes)
You may want to look for for: 1) Tea Shades 2) Mirror shades 3) aviators 4) Wayfarer 5) Oversized shades
So have you befriended the latest trends or shall we take you through the journey again? :)
Remember to wear a smile and keep it trendy.