The third day at the AIFWAW17 was nothing short of some fashionable histrionics. The line up was impressive and so was their collection. Somehow I believe that winter fashion has an ability to lend a formal touch to itself and that was pretty evident in the collections put forth by some amazing designers such as Anju Modi, Sid Tytler, Malini Ramani, Wendell Rodricks and the wunder bouyz of fashion-Shivan and Narresh.
While Anju Modi displayed her signature flowy silhouettes in soothing pastels and floral embroideries, Ashima Leena’s collection had a distinct oriental flavor in terms of fabrics and prints. There were sarees, anarkalis, ponchos and kaftans in an interesting array of shades and prints varying in colors and patterns on each.
Anju Modi brought in Telly star Sakshi Tanwar as her showstopper in a very pleasing ivory and cream embellished lehenga while Alia Bhatt was the showstopper for Namrata Joshipura. Namrata showcased a line full of sporty and grungy pieces including separates and also some formal pant suits, jumpsuits and gowns that had a very youthful appeal.
Malini Ramani impressed with her pre stitched sarees and of course styles that reflect her devil may care attitude. It was a collection for the bold and flirty, confident woman of today.
We also Adored the prints and boho embellishments in Pallavi Singhi’s colorful collection that is sure to enliven any autumn day.
Sid Tytler’s collection had a distinct Victorian feel to it with sheer and velvet used wisely.
Sahil Kocchar’s collection had 3d appliques which definitely made for an interesting look on skirts and jackets.
Ka-Sha showcased muti-coloured panelled dresses, reversible jackets and patchwork separates, lending the much-needed colours to winter layering.
The highlight of Day 3 was clearly for me Shivan and Naresh’s collection that makes you want to head to a beach wedding and strike an eclectic yet classy statement. What with their signature resort wear vibes, this time it was definitely more formal and very very inviting. The day clearly belonged to the bikini masters in their not so bikini avatar.
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