It’s a wrap for the AIFW SS17 five-day fashion extravaganza. Indeed, a splendid show put together by the FDCI and ace couturiers. But before we move on let’s savor in the fashion overdose one last time. Here’s a quick recap of the all that happened at AIFW SS17.
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Day 3 of the AIFW SS17 saw the following designers presenting their interpretation of the Indian Modern Festive theme.
Huemn with their collection “Go Bold or Go Home” presented a range of power packed ensembles for the bold and fashion forward women of today. Style combined with comfort with an edge was the mantra. We loved the exceptional florals adding a bit of beauty to this bold line.
Ikai By Ragini Ahuja
Ragini Ahuja presented a more sophisticated collection of kurtas, striped pants, long jackets and cold-shoulders in bohemian graphics and appliques. Keeping the color tone to muted tones of reds, blues and neutrals in light breathable fabrics, the collection spelled classy.
Ashima Leena got on the ramp a spring summer floral overdose with her “Romance of The Florals” collection. Light weight flowing garments in muted pastels was the tone of the show. She presented a comprehensive collection of skirts, knotted crops, kaftans, patialas and saris. The sunglasses and hats took us to the relaxed beachy summer afternoons.
The label with their SS17 line gave us a festive feel with their ethnic ensembles ranging from lehegnas, to gowns, to saris set in a mostly beige color palette. A heavy dose of glitterati elevated the glam quotient of the collection.
We don’t have to wait for the next summers to wear this collection. So festive, so glamorous, every ensemble was a bespoke piece done up in gold and silver. A whole range of lehengas in chic and ethnic versions were pure show stealers.
Anupama By Anumpama Dayal
With her collection “Pirates of Calcutta”, designer Anupama Dayal gave us major summer goals. The collection boasted of a holiday perfect line of maxis and off shoulder dresses in blues and oranges. The pom poms, stripes and the unconventional hats all added up to set us in that beachy summer vacay mode.
Sanchita took the print game a notch higher with bugs and cactus printed jackets and pajama sets from her “Tropical Garden” collection. The footwear elevated the quirkiness of Sanchita’s collection. So summery, so quirky this one’s sure to be on our influencers go-to list come summers.
Gauri And Nainika
Draping their muses in structured ruffle stories, this designer duo presented an eclectic collection of dresses which is sure to lure the celebrity fashionistas. Bright summer shades, accessories by designer Zana Bayne and Aldo shoes completed this AIFW SS17 collection.
Rohit Gandhi And Rahul Khanna
The duo presented their collection “Scions of Skin” at the AIFW SS17 runway. The master craftsmen showcased a range of power dressing ensembles with detailing. Layering, asymmetric cuts and metallic hints gave more structure to the outfits. The duo showed us how to make blacks and greys work for the spring summer season with lots of oomph. We heart that added glitter on the lips.
With Day 3 closing with such a phenomenal finale we were all geared up for the designer line-up on Day 4 of the AIFW SS17. Our top picks for the day were:
Designer Mandira Wirk swayed us with her sensuous cuts that defined feminism to its best. Exquisite detailing and impeccable finishing in a whole range of blush, pink and whites adorned her line of gowns and contemporary ethnic for the SS17. Nimrat Kaur made for a gorgeous showstopper for her stunning collection.
Hemant And Nandita
The designers reinvented romance with their collection which looked inspired by the Victorian era. Every outfit looked fresh yet gave us a retro throwback. A summer worthy color palette, floral patch work, high necks and lot of ruffles summed up this romantic collection.
Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan: Pallavi, taking inspiration from the honeybee presented her collection “Sweet Nectar” at the AIFW SS17. Her interpretation of her inspiration is worthy of praise. Taking cue from the hive the silhouettes got their share of texture. The circular cutouts and flower appliques added beauty to the tulle garments.
Designer Amit with his “iCloud” collection took us down the memory lane creating a rather OTT spring summer mirage with elements from the past. A burst of colors, bell sleeves and ruffled asymmetric edges coupled to create such a sensational collection.
Pankaj And Nidhi
The designers came up with their “Chromatique” collection taking inspiration from their visit to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London. Aligning their creative and artistic skills, the designers combined textures like never before in pastel and metallic hues highlighted with metal diskettes and intricate floral patchwork.
Masaba Gupta showcased her interpretation of “Girls Gone Vivid”, redefining Indian fashion for the bold, lively and playful femme population of today. Playing with the wild side of women, Masaba presented a futuristic ethnic collection to be worn this summers. Athiya Shetty, showstopper for the evening totally stole the show with her moves on the ramp.
The last day that is the Day 5 of the fashion fiesta rounded up with few of the best Spring Summer collections.
Accessory Show By Felix Bandish, Mine of Design And Whatever
“Forbidden Fruit” by Felix Bandish explored intricate handcrafted nickel free metal and fabric pieces. The “Mother of Daughter” collection by Mine of Design presented unconventional gold jewelry pieces. Label Whatever presented a range of beautiful, and attention seeking cocktail pieces that surely left us gasping. Ileana played the perfect muse for their curated collection.
Rehane presented their summer mood with laser cut florals. With neutral tones accentuated with pretty floral patches in summery hues, the collection defined spring summer to the best. Maxis, short dresses, skirts and tops unfolded a beautiful summer story.
Soltee By Sulakshana Moonga
With her collection “Mystic Myth”, designer Sulakshana Moonga brought back vintage couture on to the ramp. Voluminous gowns with heavy intricate embroideries were meant for the royalty. In a color palette ranging from rose pink to wine, the silhouettes boasted of structure in geometric patterns. Florals, cutouts, sequins, fringes and clinched waist summed up the bespoke pieces. Divya Khosla looked stunning in her showstopper outfit.
Finale By Alpana Neeraj and J.J.Valaya
The grand finale of the AIFW SS17 was a befitting finisher. The show began with a gorgeous Kathak performance. This was the first of the Guru-Shishya showcasing with designers JJ Valaya and Alpana Neeraj. The mentor and the mentee together set the stage on fire presenting an amalgamation of traditions, culture and the rich Indian fashion at its best with their range of Indian Modern festive.
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