AIFW SS’16: From Hand-Woven To Bling

aifw day 4

The fourth day of the ongoing fashion week had the, The First Cut designers for 2015 introduced by FDCI and ELLE. The opening show was by the Meraki Project by Sonali Pamnani. Hand-woven ikat was the fabric used in her collection and she fused it with beautiful linens in mustard, blues, whites, greys and pops of checks and stripes.  Asa by Shreya Oza was the second show and the collection comprised fuss-free and contemporary silhouettes dipped in classic colors. ‘Three Oceans’ collection by the brand Example by Moutushi & Rituraj celebrated summer with Kerala cotton dresses, bright bandhani pants, and boxy robe jackets. On the other hand, Mediterranean feel was witnessed in the clean and uncluttered silhouettes presented by Lola by Suman B. Hues like ash gold, taupe, burgundy, pink and beige were seen in their outfits. Based on the idea of asymmetry, Vitasta by Aditi Dhar, showcased the collection, ‘Desafinado’. Simple leather fringes, strips of leather and punch-work patterns were incorporated in the collection.

 example asa lola

DRVV presented a collection for luxurious, sophisticated and confident women. The colors used in their exquisite collection were black, cream and gold. Ikai by Ragini Ahuja produced a collection intertwining a mix of urban grit and romantic folk. Her collection comprised oversized loungewear, street-wear, oversized jackets, bombers and destroyed denim mixed with the romantic handkerchief, hem kameez and maxi jackets and more. The effortless and minimalistic collection by Love Birds highlighted pastel shades and clean cuts.

DRVV Love Birds Ragini Ahuja

Rustic and refined, authentic and pure, the spring-summer 2016 collection by EKA presented comfortable outfits, made from natural materials. 11.11/ eleven eleven celebrated the fabric of India-Khadi, the processes and the people involved in manufacturing their collection from seed to stitch.

11.11 EKA

Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini rejoiced love with their collection that highlighted nostalgia and fleeting memories. They collaborated with the renowned fashion stylist, Stella Arion for their runway show and campaign shoot. Their silhouettes emphasized on the modern interpretation of classical tatting, handcrafted laces, cutwork and appliqué. Embellishments on the outfits were inspired by the old adage- ‘Sugar and spice and all things nice’.

Geisha designs by Paras & Shalini

Feminine and breezy with a touch of organza and shades of pastel, designer duo, Gauri & Nainika created ruffles on the runway. Their dresses and gowns were sheer and sensuous, with high collars and occasional off- shoulders.  The next show was by Malini Ramani who, exuded modernity through her collection.  Her breezy collection comprised shift dresses, maxi dresses, saris, jumpsuits, off-shoulder silhouettes and more.

Gauri & nainika Malini Ramani

The ramp was turned into a venue for a girl’s night out at Péro by Aneeth Arora’s show as the models danced, laughed, showed framed pictures and basically had fun walking down the ramp wearing hand-woven night-wear outfits.  The designer incorporated hand-embroidered mulmuls and linens, sheers cottons and kanni in her collection.


The final show of the day was by the designer duo, Rohit Gandhi, and Rahul Khanna. Their collection, ‘Many Mazes and Many Minds’ was designed for Maybelline New York. The collection was dedicated to women who have their own mind. Their outfits were well defined and structured, and looked comfortable. The showstopper was Athiya Shetty who wore an embellished body-hugging dress with thigh-high slit.

rohit gandhi & Rahul Khanna

The second-last day of the fashion week captured the spirit of the modern feminine women. The day witnessed a range of fabrics and the feel of summer.





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