This time around I have decided to document my AIFW journey backwards. So while the last post was about day5, today I have assimilated all that happened on the finale day 4 at the AIFWAW17 including of course snippets from the much adored Grand Finale by the Guru Shishya jodi this year of Tarun Tahiliani and Amit Aggarwal. Now these two are some serious craftsmen who continue to dazzle with their creativity, season after season. While we always expect Amit Aggarwal to blow us away with his structures, Tarun Tahiliani’s effortless amalgam of old world and contemporary is unbeatable in every aspect.
Amazon brought them together to give us some #FreshNewLook this season and we couldn’t be happier. Amit’s showcase included up cycled, sustainable couture pieces made out of patola and benaras sarees in a never before avatar. There were concept saris, jumpsuits, neo-bridal gowns, capes, gilets and dresses while Tarun Tahiliani added his signature touch of crafts and karigari with laser etching, zardozi, resham-thread embroidery, digital printing, aari work, fringing and velvet accents are twisted with contemporary silhouettes on rich fabrics such as silk, chanderi, satin, georgette, khadi, and velvet. Together, the collection celebrated separates which is very apt considering that the younger lot is always mixing and matching their pieces.
Day 4 also saw the very gorgeous Diya Mirza turning heads in her Believe it or not tulle dress made out of recycled shampoo bottles for H&M sustainable showcase! H&M has seriously given us some fashion goals this fashion week and with a brand ambassador such as Diya, they are definitely hitting the right chords!
Menswear and Androgyny were also celebrated this time around as well with the Nexa Lifestyle show that had some stunning designs by Dhruv Vaish, Kommal And Ratul Sood, Nought one By Abhishek, Pawan Sachdeva, Rohit Kamra, Sahil Aneja. Pawan Sachdeva did manage to rope in Angad Bedi and Nora Fatehi as his showstoppers in Monochrome and shimmer inspire outfits. Dhruv Vaish’s gingham separates looked interesting and Kommal and Ratul Sood showcased some fusion wear with gowns, drop-crotch pants and deconstructed shirts paired with blazers and sherwanis.
Munkee See Munkee Doo had some amazing kimono inspired outfits to fall in love with along with some not so basic tunics and deconstructed styles. Guapa added the much needed hint of ruffles, colors and prints with a vibrant collection of dresses and separates in bring satins and Georgettes.
Day 4 was definitely a fitting Finale day to the 4 day long Amazon India Fashion Week and this is how I saw it. Don’t forget to share your views on what your favorite look from the Finale day was!
Images: AIFW, Verve