After looking at some fabulous designs from Day 1 that included Tarun Tahiliani, Paras & Shalini, Aneeth Arora and many other at the Wills India Lifestyle Fashion Week SS’15, it is time to see which other designers participated on Day 2 of this fantastic 5 day Fashion event in India.
Read on so see what happened on DAY 2 of the WLIFW SS’ 15
Eka by Rini Singh
Designer Rini Singh played with Kantha stitches on washed horizontal linen ombre stripes, to mixing them with floral appliques, thread embroidery to ombre dyed floral prints and thread textures of various linen and cotton threads. Silhouettes were kept to dresses with handkerchief hems, shirt dress, tunics, long jackets, summer coats, trousers to light weight khadi embroidered tops. The colour range varied from pastel palettes of sky, pink, mint & lavender mixed with lightest greys & oodles of whites on the fabrics of linens and khadi cottons of fine counts.
Virtues by Viral, Ashish and Vikrant
The designer duo blended the tradition of Madhubani art form and the Sashiko stitching from Japan on the fabrics of denims, tussar cottons, linen and chanderi. We could also see the touch of Kutch embroidery and mirror work on the long anarkalis with trousers, kedia tops with trousers, jackets, gowns and dresses.
He also advocated the floral trend for the spring summer ’15 season. From the palette of whites, yellows and lavender, the designer embellished the garments with floral motifs in net chiffon applique, sating laces, velvet yarns, organza cut outs and pearls. The silhouettes ranged from handwoven Chanderi dress, silk georgette gathered dress, embroidered structured dresses and Silk organza sheer jackets.
Rajputana by Samant Chauhan
Known for the creative use of Bhagalpur Silk in his all collections, designer Samant Chauhan did the silk thread embroidery on the fabric all by himself. His creations ranging from long skirts, trousers and hand weaved sarees had a decoration of floral colourful embroidery in zardosi and fabric layering. Besides nudes and whites, we could also see an array of red, blue, pink and yellow shining bright on the ramp.
She was inspired by chintz designs for her spring summer 2015 collection. Her creations was more of an experimentation on different dyeing and printing techniques with the innovative pleats and origami folds on skirts and architectural jaalis using sequins and zardosi.
The collection is an ode to the karigars and master artisans working effortlessly behind the scenes to transform textiles into contours, along with indigenous craftsmanship. Myriad shades of ivory, white, green and pink with the hints of black were splashed on the summer fabrics like khadi, cotton, georgette and lace. Crochet and thread embroidery were highlighted in the voluminous skirts, contour tops, gowns and kurtas.
She also tread on the path of floral story but with the Eastern European influence. Besides showcasing tiered and layered skirts and dresses with peasant shaped sleeves, drawstring gathered salwar pants and zuave, cropped gilet, embroidered sheer dress in floral white, cyan, green and coral hues, the designers also worked with bold mosaic prints, handwoven stripes and pixelated prints. Malleable leather belts and Kohlapuri stilettos with handpunched brogue detailing perfectly accessorized her collection.
Gauri & Nainika
This time around, the designer duo Gauri and Nainika thought of choosing a cause of environment as their inspiration for spring summer’ 15 and they zeroed on Global Warming. Their nature-inspired collection had the illusions of melting glaciers, subliminal impressions of the continents, blue Africa inset, Antarctica inset, dried lake prints and gas emission prints on the designs of sharp column dresses to flowy maxi gowns and mermaid gowns. While and blue dominated the colour palette of the designer duo’s creations.
‘Feminine Warriors of Love’ is how Malini Ramani describes her spring summer’ 15 collection. Models sashayed down the runway in jumpsuits, playsuits, kaftans, sari drapes, jerseys and swimwear having tribal prints and appliques. Plunging necklines, mesh detailing, sequined textures, striking cuts were some of the highlights that made the outfits outstand. In colour palette, the hues of cream, fig, black and indigo domination with the mirror detailing on gold. Models carried the tattoos on their foreheads giving a full-on tribal look.
Pankaj & Nidhi
Playing with theme ‘The Vintage Closet’, the designer duo very well laid out the print of jewel pendant, brooch, pearl strings to cross stitch linen, multiple pastel appliques of inlay work from period furniture, flooring and ceramics on the simplest of silhouettes. Intricate silk thread work technique in cape dresses and jackets, fuller skirts, old world bead work done in modern hand punched fabric loops to give magnified appearance in crop tops and shifts were the highlights!
As the designer duo quoted in a Business Standard article –
Our dresses are loose-fitted and easy-to-wear. Our skirts have the right volume. Our outfits always have great artworks, we love to play with different shapes and ornamental forms.
Keep reading FashionLady for updates on Day 3.