Showcasing the master craftsmanship, ingenious textiles and an array of rich embroideries, the FDCI India Couture Week 2016 took place at the Taj Palace, New Delhi. The five-day fashion show witnessed high fashion extravaganza with country’s most prolific designers presenting their stunning collections. Here are the 6 best looks from the FDCI India Couture Week 2016.
Sophisticated Seduction: Tarun Tahiliani
TarunTahiliani’s collection titled, ‘The Last Dance of the Courtesan’, was a tribute to the courtesans, who were once considered as the highest bastions of fashion, culture, poetry, dance and finesse. Encrusted with Swarovski crystals, his collection incorporated sheerest fabrics in tulle, sheer silks and light brocades and fine threadwork.
Bohemian Bride: Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre announced the unveiling of ‘Epic Love’- the bridal collection that marked her debut at the India Couture week. Her collection opened on a lighter note with chintz-inspired printed lehengas teamed with bohemian blouses. The collection had designer’s signature gotapatti work and beautiful patterns.
Structural Silhouettes: Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta’s collection titled the, ‘Scape Song’, celebrated sartorial cuts, embellishments and ruffles on cocktail dressings. The collection included elements from water bodies, sands and free forms of nature. His glamorous collection went from brown to beiges, pale blues to electric blues, green to reds.
Floral Fantasy: Rohit Bal
RohitBal merged two different sensibilities (Indian and Russian) into his collection called, ‘Kehkashaan’. His outfits featured floral embroidery-roses being the highlight of the collection along with mirror-work and gold embroidery. Most of the outfits had bold tones of burgundy, red and black but some of the outfits carried softer shades like white too.
Monsoon Motifs: Rahul Mishra
Rahul Mishra’s collection titled ‘Monsoon Diaries’ was a celebration of myriad fabrics such as khadi, organza, merino wool, chanderi andgeorgette. The handmade collection had soothing hues like indigo, celadon green and natural earthy tones. His collection also featured techniques like French knots and wire work.
Captivating Colors: Rimple & Harpreet Narula
Rimple & Harpreet Narula’s collection, ‘Hiraeth’ saw multitude of motifs such as peacocks, monuments and flowers. The color palette in the collection showed a day transcending from morning to midnight. The colors ranged from ivory and gold to marsala and midnight blue.