After starting off with a bang, the second day at the Amazon India Fashion Week A/w 2017, was even more satiating for fashion mongers. While Day 1 was exclusively reserved for handlooms, Day 2 showcased the A/W 2017 offerings by esteemed Indian designers like Samant Chauhan, Pero, Anupama Dayal and the likes.
Off to a flying start, the second day had all the attention of the audiences and fashion connoisseurs right from the first show, an unconventional off-site showcasing by Samant Chauhan. After savoring in a whole day of fashion, the attendees were treated to a fabulous upbeat finale showcasing by Pero.
[Also Read: Day 1 At The Amazon India Fashion Week A/W 2017]
Highlights from Day 2 At The Amazon India Fashion Week A/W 2017
Golden Threads of Assam by Samant Chauhan
Samant Chauhan aligned the Assamese Muga silks, which are now on the brink of extinction with his most cherished childhood memories to present one of the most unusual showcases at the Fashion weeks.
The Assamese born and brought up designer recreated his childhood spent at the Railway Colony in Jamalpur, with an offsite show curated at the National Railway Museum, Delhi.
It was a dream collection for Samant, reminiscing all the images from his early travels. 50 outfits made from Muga and Erie silk, in earthy tones of creams, whites, vanilla, and khaki took us back to the colonial era.
Presenting a collection of his signature indo-western silhouettes of anarkalis, A-line dresses, off-shoulder crop tops, long breezy jackets with circular skirts, using the age old knife pleating technique. The hand-made zari buttons looked gorgeous.
At such a tricky location Samant pulled off an off-site without a glitch and stunned the audiences with his finesse and dedication, but what totally wooed the visitors was a cup of tea in kulhad, served with mathis and bantas adding all the desi feels to this presentation.
Keeping the core focus on Individuality, Huemn’s A/W 2017 showcasing defended the message, Individuality is Beautiful. Expressing the beauty in being different, the label brought onto the ramp a fresh, uncluttered and relevant collection for men and women. Intuitive styling backed by a strong sense of construction, fit and fall, Huemn delighted its audience with an exclusive and comfortable collection. With this showcasing, Huemn launched their first line of denim, puffer jackets, and raincoats. The contemporary version of blankets, the label presented observed all the spotlight.
Anupama by Anupama Dayal
Anupama Dayal presented a collection working around the theme, The Sacred Forest. A fluid feminine collection, Anupama had the models sashaying on the ramp wearing floral applique ensembles. Indo-western cuts aligned with florals and foliage set in colors like parakeet green, daffodil yellow, indigos, and burgundy, rendered a refreshing fall vibe. The exaggerated earrings caught all our attention.
Designer Vineet Bahl presented a minimalistic collection, with the aim of decoding everyday dressing, using rivets and studs for detailing to add a subtle goth glamour to his Fall 2017 collection. Taking a grunge plunge, the designer presented a collection that boasted of layerings, boho-luxe elements and a bit of punk. Moving from browns to monochromes to blacks, Vineets A/W 2017 collection was all about flowy silhouettes in their more structured forms, with punk scoring the high points.
Pankaj and Nidhi
Designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi presented their collection, Telefunk, at the Amazon India Fashion Week, A/W 2017. A bold and beautiful collection set in a sharp monochromatic palette with blue amping up the playfulness quotient, taking the collection to all new highs. Plaid cutouts, geometric prints, and long fringes grabbed all the spotlight in this energetic collection.
Designer Rina Dhaka presented a collection in association with the brand Honor, that spelled dark romanticism. The designer’s fall collection included crochet, mesh, velvet lapels, long gowns, chiffon dresses, knitted jackets and tartan frill dresses. Flowers, faux furs, and washed effect set in a rustic color palette of creams, browns, grays, charcoal with hints of reds, added more vintage charms to Rina’s collection.
The showstopper outfit for the evening was donned by the Befikre actress, Vaani Kapoor, who wore a jet black, faux fur, body-hugging number flaunting a mid waist cut-out. Her confidence coupled with a smoky eye makeup amped up her mystic charm.
Aneeth Arora from Pero chose the Kulu Hut at the National Crafts Museum as the designated venue for her showcasing for Fall 2017. The collection was a reflection of her observations on her travels to China and Latin America. Keeping the mood visually upbeat with models jiving to tribal tunes on the ramp, the finale show on the day 2 of the AIFW A/W 2017, filled the venue with a young and vibrant vibe. The woman created a splendid collection with outfits flaunting indigo dyes used by Chinese tribes adorned with large neon florals inspired from the regions of Guatemala. Dresses and layerings were constructed with that breezy bohemian touch. Striped textiles loaded with oriental tassels was an instant hit.
After such an exhilarating and exciting finale, we are only looking forward to the Day 3 of the AIFW A/W 2017.
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