Designer Abhi Singh started the Hi5 show on the third of the 26th edition of Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 (AIFW SS’16) with his collection that emphasized on the shades from the monochromatic palette. Next in line was designer, Aditya Dugar who, radiated femininity through his vibrant silhouettes which comprised dhoti pants, flowy tops and skirts. Chhaya Mehrotra’s handloom collection, ‘Bubbly in Paris’ bubbled with life as she merged French influences with Indian sensibilities. Benarsi fabrics such as silk cotton and organza with motifs from French roses to floral scallops to brocade inspired by ribbons were the elements that highlighted the outfits. The blue colour with hand-blocked prints defined the charming collection of Poonam Dubey whose outfits consisted of tunics with salwar, contemporary saris and lehengas. Earthy tones with muted sensibilities were witnessed in the collection of Shalini James which comprised different types of traditional wear with eye-catching prints.
The fashion lovers were offered a visual treat when Archana Rao’s models sashayed down the ramp gracing the pastel-shaded outfits. Her collection had fine blend of appliqué, mesh and sheer. The extraordinary silhouettes by Nikhita were presented to lend a whole new ‘Social’ meaning to ‘Making The Cut’ in fashion. Her collection, ‘#YouCanWalkWithUs’ gave pristine whites an edgy treatment together with blocks of blue. Myriad hues but meticulous cuts, stripes, block prints, net work and definitely contrasts were the main ingredients spotted at 431-88 by Shweta Kapur’s show.
Nida Mahmood’s stunning collection left the audience awe-struck when she presented her outfits rife with color and liveliness. Her collection was in collaboration with Adidas, and had models wearing the cat-eyed framed orange colored spectacles and sneakers dipped in vibrant hues. Her vivacious collection consisted of shift dresses, long dresses, jackets and saris draped on jeans. The magnificent headgear in her collection was like an icing on the cake. Ethnicity with a contemporary turn was the forte of the collection presented by the brand, Virtues by Viral, Ashish & Vikrant. Glitter, florals and different patterns formed the part of their outfits. Earthy tones to vibrancy to pastels –their collection offered a visual treat to the fashion aficionados.
AM-IT (Amit Aggarwal) show had multitude of techniques and thorough detailing that pushed the boundaries. Certainly not loud, his collection was rather subtle with hints of eccentricity. Baby Doll dresses, skirts and vey innovative dresses comprised his collection. The towel played an inspiration in his collection which also had abstract work and metallic touch.
‘Manjula’-In the name of my mother, was the prime inspiration in the effervescent collection of Anupama Dayal. Her collection was very bohemian and had complementing tassel earrings and beaded necklaces. Distinct prints on diverse dresses were also seen in her outfits. Nomadic dresses with sophisticated hats were two contrasting features noticed at Sanchita’s show. Flowy silhouettes