Runway Report: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS’15 – Day 1

What is going to be in the trend for the summer spring season next years has been showcased on the runway at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW SS’15) this year! Fashion extravaganza, fashion fiesta or call it by any name, the fact remains that Indian designers enthusiastically presented their creations of the next year’s summer trend. WLIFW is organised by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) twice in a year in New Delhi.

Every year, the FDCI come up with different themes and awards for the fashion designers, bloggers and media. This time around, the organization stepped further ahead in the arena of digitalization. Having witnessed the magic of going digital in the past few years, finally the FDCI launched an app for Android Play Store for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. The app, which connected the participating designers with various visitors at the event, was powered by Sent.ly. The visitors could download the app from FDCI’s website. That was really innovative step that organization took for the convenience of their potential clients, we must say!

We bring you the participating designers and what collection they showcased at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

DAY 1

P`ero by Aneeth Arora (The Opening Designer)

The runway was created into a garden area with floral saplings being placed in a zig zag manner, adding a twist to the show! Titled ‘Foliage’, the collection was themed on floral.

I am excited and honoured to be opening the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Being the first show of the fashion week it gives us a chance to create an elaborate setup, and to do an interesting show case of our Spring Summer 2015 for the viewers. I am grateful to FDCI for giving me this opportunity.

Her ensembles on the ramp included chanderi dresses, bead work tops, cotton waist coats, hand crochet blouse and shorts done in summer fabrics like cotton, khadi, linen and silk. Indigenous chikankari, fine aari and zardosi work with the creative use of neons spelled out elegance. Brogues with maxi dresses, flowers as a headgear and watering cans as added accessories set out the perfect mood for the collection.

Hemant & Nandita

For WLIFW SS’15 designer duo Hemant & Nandita’s collection had the heavy influence of the tribal prints in a sporty silhouettes, be that crop tops, flared sleeves, jumpsuits, jackets, smart caps. For the first time, the designer duo also highlighted the ikat weaves in their creations. For them, the Spring Summer 2015 is going to be all about Boho-chic!

Not so serious by Pallavi Mohan

‘Walk on The wilder side’ as the collection themed at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, designer Pallavi Mohan chose to go with pastels as always with a sheerness. The designer played with pastels and whites, which is indicating a big trend for the next spring-summer season. We loved the peter pan collars and bell-shaped sleeves that Pallavi Mohan has incorporated in her SS’15 collection. Light blue trench tunic in organza silk and cotton was one to vouch for while full length sheer skirts over a tunic certainly grabbed a place in fashionista’s wish-list. Fringes, floral embroideries and floral motifs patches directed the outfits to a floral theme. Over all, Pallavi Mohan’s creations was a fresh breeze of air!

Atsu Sekhose

Having heavy oriental influence in his collection, designer Atsu Sekhose presented a whole new breed of silhouettes and architectural shapes. From the likes of gowns, trousers, cropped tops and capes. Embellishments, embroideries, and surface techniques was what made his creations stand out. We loved the ginormous bows across the neckline and the waist, adding a style statement. For his spring summer’15 creation, the designer amalgamated hand-woven fabrics with techno fabrics in the pastels shades with a stark twist of red!

Alpana Neeraj

Large bows, floral patches, waist sashes and other tie-up elements found a prominent space on softer curves juxtaposed with sharp lines and structured details. No doubt, the designer duo Alpana Neeraj’s collection got a heavy influence from Japan’s ‘Kawaii’ culture. As per the designer duos, the fabric was treated in an almost paper-like manner, with folds, tucks and ‘basket weave’ sections. Models adorned reptilian-cum-fan-folding headgear, perfectly accessorizing the theme while 3D appendages, which are the forte of the designer duo, could be found all over the creations. However, the outfits were less wearable!

Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini

They called their spring summer’15 collection ‘DreamScape’, where you would find heavy floral influence in terms of prints and embellishments. The designer duo took inspiration from the idea of fossilized flowers preserved in time. Playing with the silhouettes like 50’s baby doll skirts, maxis and separates with the help of drapes and pleats, lace like patterns, botanical floral applique work & embroidery, the outfits added a dash of dawn for the next season. Colour palette of ivories, yellows, apple greens and fossilized blues spoke the loudest on the rich and soft summer fabrics like silky taffetas and heavy jerseys with the intricate laser cuts.

Tarun Tahiliani

The master of Indian couture, Tarun Tahiliani took the inspiration from the art painting of the Singh sisters Amrita and Rabindra called ‘The Singh Twins’ for his spring summer 2015 collection. Each piece of Tahiliani’s creation has the beautiful digital prints of the Singh Twins’ work, forming an entire line up of their story. Having outfits for both men and women, we could see the signature drapes of Tahiliani with the bias cuts in the silhouettes of skirts, dresses, saris, dhoti pants, harem pants, gilets and jackets. He kept the colour palette in bright colours like red, yellow, blue, pink besides beiges and ivory in number of shades, while turban as accessory added the drama to the look.

Stay tuned for Day 2.

Source: FDCI.com

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