WIFW AW 13 Day3Friday, April 19, 2013
Day 3 of WIFW was started by Ekta and Ruchira's AW collection which took inspiration from our very own motherland India. The collection is vibrant and festive, extremely traditional playing with fabrics such as Matka, Chanderi silk and Chiffons. The motifs were beautifully incorporated. Rajdeep Ranawat takes us back to the medieval era and enchants us with his prints an edgy accessories. Metallics and royal colors are seen throughout. His collection is elegant but not everyone's cup of tea. Joy Mitra's AW13 collection celebrates 100 glorious years of Bollywood. From the music to the Bollywood prints, it was all such a treat to watch. The color palette is maroons and mustards mostly.
(L-R) Ekru by Ekta Jaipuria & Ruchira Kandhari. Rajdeep Ranawat. Joy Mitra.
Reynu Taandon's AW collection is feminine with flowy silhouettes and earthy tones. Here is a sneak peak of her collection.
Rajesh Pratap Singh's showcases a Fall Winter Collection is the real sense. Exploring the different techniques of making wool, he plays around with a lot fabrics like tweed, knitted wool, jacquard. Tailored fits, contrasting colors and geometrical designs are the highlights of the show! His collection is definitely in my top 5! Abraham and Thakore reinvent the banarasi brocade in their AW13 collection. They take inspiration from the warp and weft of threads. Their collection Shaadi Redux showcases the 21st century bridal wear with intricate weaves, shimmer & gold, big red bindis and androgyny.
For those who have missed the shows can see it here-
Rajesh Pratap Singh
Abraham and Thakore
(L-R) Rajesh Pratap Singh, Ministry of Textile presents Abraham & Thakore.
Manish Malhotra's AW collection is all about Phulkari embroidery and beautiful Autumn colors. Structured jackets for men or the floor length anarkalis, I loved it all. The turbans and parandis take us straight to Punjab. I am feeling nostalgic now. :)
See Manish Malhotra's show here-