See all the highlights from day 5 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014
The finale of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 was high on glamour quotient with stars like Anil Kapoor and Raima Sen walking the ramp for prominent designers.
Anil Kapoor turned show stopper for designer Ashish N Soni's finale titled 'La Dolce Vita'.
The actor looked dapper in a white shirt paired with a dinner jacket as he sashayed down the ramp, a bright red multilevel stage set reminiscent of an Opera theatre.
"This might come as a surprise but much before I became an actor, I modelled. I had walked down the ramp for late Mr Dhirubai Ambani for a travel show...And later became an actor," Anil said.
The monochrome collection saw peplum dresses, polka dot shirt and trousers, flared skirts, jackets, short satin dresses, trench coats, ball gowns, dinner jackets and tuxedos.
The fabrics used by Ashish were mostly satin and silk.
"I was super excited about doing the finale. I hope it went well and with Mr Kapoor walking the ramp, it couldn't have been better," Ashish said.
The models walked down the stairs set on the ramp to live singing and music by a jazz band.
'La Dolce Vita', in English means 'The Sweet Life', and was a 1960 comedy-drama film written and directed by the critically acclaimed director Federico Fellini.
The movie was a story of a passive journalist's week in Rome, and his search for both happiness and love that will never come.
It had won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Costumes.
Fashion designer Joy Mitra paid tribute to Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh with his collection titled 'Chokher Bali'.
The designer, who had worked with Ghosh as a costume designer in movies like 'Khela' and 'Dosar', credited the late filmmaker for teaching him the nuances of cinema and style.
The collection saw free flowing anarkalis, tunic with ornate embroidery of zardosi, dhoti bottoms, crop tops, jacket tops, and sarees draped in bengali style.
Mitra played with only three colours - black, cream and gold for his clothing.
"As India celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema, we mourn the loss of one of the greatest storytellers. Having worked with him on few films, I learnt the nuances of cinema and consider myself immensely lucky to learn great things from him. He made me realise that simplicity and grandeur could co-exist," Mitra said.
Bollywood actress Raima Sen, clad in a lehenga style saree, walked the ramp for the designer.
Raima said she felt honoured to walk the ramp for Mitra.
"I have worn a Joy Mitra before and as always I feel good. But this time it was special as it was about Rituparno Ghosh. When we lost him, I was very sad as he gave some of the best work I have done. I am happy that Joy did this and invited me," she said.
Before the show, Mitra showed some clippings from Ghosh's movies and snapshots of their photographs together.
Designer Shweta Kapur's SS14 collection, called 'Cut In Knot Up', was inspired by Chinese characters of Hanzi.
The collection explored distortion of classic tailoring in a completely new dimension. Using the shape of the logograms, parts of the garments were extended from the patterns that were further developed into knots. With the same shapes, the angels on each character were used as cut-outs.
'Cut In Knot Up' was a melange of separates that brought together 431-88's signature sporty vibe. Taffetas and satin crepes gave the otherwise sporty silhouettes a luxury feel.
The colour palette moved from a vibrant story of electric blue, pop orange, cherry red and coral to a more neutral territory of creamy whites and blacks.
Dolly J's collection was all about minimalism combined with larger than life facets of life.
The French queen Marie Antoinette, her lavish lifestyle, love for dressing up in such a juvenile yet regal was the inspiration to make a collection using impeccable Indian craftsmanship and textiles.
The colors palette ranged from cream, coral to black.
The new collection showcased by designers Ashish, Viral & Vikrant's lable Virtues paid tribute to the homegrown indigo.
It was a mix of contemporary fusion silhouettes mainly in ivory and indigo. Kantha and aari embroidery was used extensively.
Designer Priyanka Kakkar's SS14 collection, 'The Aurelian Bequest', was inspired from the art, craft and the architecture of Morocco.
The fabrics, colours and the dexterity of the creations spoke of the stories and heritage.
The collection featured gowns, dresses, kaftans, sarees and separates.
Designer Josh Goraya's used a full spectrum of cotton fabrics, batiste, organdy, poplin, cambric, voile, sateen, muslin, flannel, chambray, denim, twill, jersey and canvas for its spring-summer 2014 collection at WIFW.
The colour palette included tones of navy combined with off-white and grey to create vibrant mosaics with unexpected pops of red to jolt the eye.
The collection captured the essence of cotton.
Designer Vedangi Agarwal's collection took us on a romantic journey.
She used cotton sateen, matty, twill and cambric to create stunning drapes with delicate gold embroidery.
Designer Pallavi Sanghee's collection evoked a vintage feel.
Hand dying techniques like shibori, use of texture, appliqué, French knots and pearls were used on fabrics like mulls, chiffon, tulles and voiles.
The colour palette moved from washed out shades of pink, beige, off-whites, moss green and black.
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