On the fifth day of the fashion extravaganza, a many designers presented the Indian crafts or handloom inspired collections on the runway while designer Nida Mahmood chose to go quirky way as always! Have a look.
What shined in the Niharika Pandey’s collection was the quirky and love imprinted prints. The creations were simple and meant to be worn for daily wear purposes with the silhouettes ranging from short pencil skirts, crop tops and dresses.
Designer Niket Mishra’s collection had long kaftan tunic, dresses worn with waist jackets having printed d-cut fall from the back, trousers worn with tunics, asymmetric hemline dividers with long side slits with waist dori and long dresses with organza gathered beneath. He highlighted the trend of V-necklines for the next spring season. He splashed the hues of black, saffron, white and blue on the outfits.
For designer Rahul Singh, the collection was a feathery affair, since it was named ‘Plumage’. His creations boasted of feather like poncho, skirt with feathered textured effect, jacket with monochrome feather prints, trousers and asymmetric tunics with bird feather prints on it. After a long time, we saw metallic detailing on the collection as he brought skirt and jackets with metallic sheen on them with metallic texture details on them.
Designer Joy Mitra connected back to his roots on the runway when he showcased his spring summer 2015 collection inspired from the music of Satyajit Ray’s film ‘Jalsaghar – The Music Room’. He translated his inspiration into a great Indian collection by presenting designs like lehengas with pockets, anarkalis worn with fuller skirts, anarkalis with churidar and lehengas with long tunics on pure chiffons and georgettes. Intricate zardosi, thread work and fine antique embroidery added a touch of royalty in the collection. He chose to play with the sepia tinted cream, black and peach hues.
With an aim to spread awareness about polluting environment, designer Neeta Bhargava consciously made a choice to use organic fibres such as cotton, khadi, bamboo, banana and soyabean for the fabrics. Her collection began with black, depicting the polluting environment, and then moved on to indigo, dawn orange to ending with pristine white. Similarly, the silhouettes were more restricted as the show began and then moved on to the relaxed, airy and voluminous dresses. Some of our favourite pieces were Chanderi shirts with pleated organic voile dresses, overlap jackets with thread work, gathered full length dresses with spiral embroidery, charcoal graphic hand painted dresses made from bamboo fabric and khadi garments with cotton tape spiral embroidery. Not to forget, models carried a cage having miniature version of their dress hanged inside!
Known for her colourful fashion, Chennai based designer Rehane painted the craft of Kutch mirror work and embroidery onto her collection for the next summer season. Silhouettes like shift dresses, crop tops, mini dresses and shorts were dominant in her creation full of traditional embroideries. Her colour palette consisted of blue, green, peach and grey. Metallic kohlapuri chappals and ethnic clutches were chosen to accessorise the look full of fusion of modernity with traditionalism.
Nida Mahmood’s collection inspiration has always been to look out for, since a quirky and happy trip is ensured. For her spring summer 2015 collection, she chose old Parsi eating joint’s Irani chai as an inspiration and created a setup of Irani café on the ramp with models wearing a flower bouquet on their head and tiffin box in hand. Models flaunted Nida’s signature style i.e. sarees worn over jeans with blouse, pants with cop tops, dresses, shorts with tops along with quirky prints!
Annaika by Kanika Saluja
Her collection seemed to have depicted a wardrobe of warrior princess with lots of corset styled blouses, dresses and tops along with metallic and jewelled detailing. Bottoms had peplum styled pleats. The colour story moved from olive green, magenta, golden, blue and peach to greyish brown. Monica Dogra walked down as the showstopper for the designer!
Her collection presentation was supported by the Government of Australia since this Australian based and Bangalore borne designer, Roopa Pemmaraju brought the original artwork of Elisa Jane Charmichael, Australian artist, being painted on the collection fabrics made by Indian artisans. All the outfits like jumpsuits, palazzos, dividers, skirt, shirts and dresses were made on natural fabrics like silk, cotton and linen.
This was the end of the fashion extravaganza, leaving behind a trail of trends to be highly seen next year’s spring summer season! What are those 2015 trends? We tell you in the next article.