See all the highlights from day 3 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014
The third day of the Wills India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2014 saw designers experiment with different hues of blue in their collection.
While designer duo Niket and Jainee showcased a denim-based collection.
"Ours is a fusion of denim and cotton and hence blue was the main colour of this collection. I think the clothes are very wearable and comfortable," Niket told reporters after the show.
Former Miss Universe India 2012 Urvashi Rautela walked the ramp for Niket and Jainee looking elegant in a sheer blue gown teamed with a denim underskirt.
"This is the perfect red carpet outfit for me. I feel very good and confident in this beautiful garment. It is modern and contemporary and suits my taste well," Urvashi said.
The collection was comprised of jumpsuits, gowns, short and long dresses. A lot of sheer fabric was also used in their new line.
Pratima Pandey regal collection was titled 'Two Sisters', which was inspired by the relationship of the two colours blue and white of Blue Pottery.
"I started researching on Blue Pottery a while back and I was really taken aback how it reached Delhi from Persia and then spread to Jaipur and other places. I find the combination of white and blue to be perfect for the upcoming Spring-Summer season," Pratima said.
The romantic collection mainly had three silhouettes -Kurtas teamed with pallazos, jumpsuits and drapes. The clothes also saw the trademark intricate embroidery of the designer.
"We understand embroidery very well so I could not help but use embroidery in my new line," she said.
Fashion designer Rajdeep Ranawat joined hands with Geetanjali for apparel and accessories ranges that saw abundant use of Swarovski.
Flowing garments like dresses, saris and skirts in colours such as yellow, pink and orange with Swarovski elements complimented sequined bird inspired clutches. The orchid and bird headbands were interesting too.
Known for their extravagance, designer-duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna chose to go subtle and simple this time for their Spring-Summer collection.
Titled 'Quiet Vanity', the new line comprised of nude colours and soft silhouettes with a modern twist.
"We are known for using blacks and metallics in our clothes. But this time we thought we would go quiet. That is why we have used a lot of sheer and gloss in the clothes," Rohit told reporters after the show.
"We wanted to keep it beautiful yet sensual. We did not want to scream out and be loud in this collection. These clothes are for women who are subtle yet stylish," Rahul added.
The fabrics used were tulle, fine georgette, sheer organza, which helped in keeping the outfits soft. The use of thumb prints gave the designs a contemporary feel.
A blend of grey and nude, and the use of blue with highlights of copper and salmon elevated the collection.
Designer Namrata Joshipura also showcased her Spring-Summer line 'The Wanderer', which was inspired by mountains, glaciers and lakes.
With specific reference to the landscapes, prints and embroideries have been developed from the textures of glaciers, clouds, snow, frozen lakes, cliffs and icicles.
The silhouettes were easy, sporty and contemporary.
Jumpsuits, skirts, spring jackets and cocktail dresses were central to the collection.
The colour palettes comprised of ice blue, snowy white, asphalt grey, dust and sunset gold with hints of twilight orange.
Designer duo Dev r Nil paid an ode to the vintage and celebrated the era of the 60s and 70s through their new collection at WIFW SS14.
The Kolkata-based designers took inspiration from the free-spirited era to create a line that defies all cliches and censorships of the modern times.
"The power of the 60s and 70s still hypnotises us. We have tried to reflect that power of the mind and the free spirit in this bold and feminine line," Dev told reporters after the show.
The collection saw the classic Dev r Nil play with prints of art deco tiles, art nouveau frames with magnified play of print illusions. Ikat weaves have been constructed inspired from the Emperor butterfly colour scheme and embroidered doilies have been converted to prints. The designers have also developed their own lace for this collection.
"These laces are both delicate and functional," Nil added.
The silhouettes were a mix of fluid and structures- cropped tops, jackets, printed skirts, pallazos, sarees teamed with bolero jackets and classic cut jackets, bandgala waist coats for men.
The colour palette moved away from the obvious to the unpredictable. The collection threw up pop of colours like coral, yellow, mints and nudes, which were underplayed by black, slate and greys.
Ruchika Sachdeva, who has a label called Bodice, displayed designs apt for women trying to conceal the non-flattering body parts.
"My collection is lovely for Indian women. It hides whatever you want to," Ruchika told reporters after her show.
The easy casual wear had block printing. There were geometry and tailoring elements that made the over sized khadi clothes appealing.
Jenjum Gadi moved away from the floral prints in his bid to explore more new themes.
"I've taken inspiration from insects. I believe there is beauty in ugliness too. I found insects interesting," said Jenjum.
He also stayed away from bright colours and made excessive use of black and white.
"Fashion is about change. It was a nice break," he said.
He created saris and dresses in organza and satin. Clutches by Zames Mangte gelled well with his free flowing silhouettes.
Designer Mrinalini's creations too had a lot of fluidity as she wanted relaxed fashion and she achieved that by presenting long maxis, pants with shrugs, jackets gave.
Natural colours inspired by wood and stone were seen. To add depth to garments without prints, she used fabric on fabric.
"I have used fabrics like georgette and cotton and textured them," said Mrinalini.
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