New Delhi: The Wills Lifestyle India fashion week (WIFW) Spring/ Summer 2012 here commenced amidst the presence of Bollywood, colour and fine texturing of garments.
The first day show saw collections by designers Nandita Basu, Malini Ramani and duo Gauri-Nainika with actor Rajeev Khandelwal sitting in the front raw and cheering for the designers.
Designer Samanth Chauhan’s latest collection combines the angarakha kurtis of Rajputana royalty with gowns and tunics of the Victorian era.
Living on the beach
Designer Urvashi Kaur presented her range of resort wear that celebrated the spirit of the summer with everything from long maxi dresses to short tunics.
Dare to dress differently
Ritu Kumar’s collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week showcases long flowing dresses with digital prints and is targeted at women who dare to be experimental with their fashion.
Kiss of nature
Inspired by the colors of a glacial landscape, designer Namrata Joshipura’s collection featured skirts, shorts and dresses
Inspired from the wartime era, designer duo Gauri & Nainika’s opened the show with flowing dresses, rompers and jumpers in a vibrant vintage tone.
Into the Wild
Designer Nandita Basu’s collection, inspired by the jungle had a toned down, earthy color palette skillfully used in skirts and dresses with a hint of embroidery.
Maximum Malini, by Malini Ramani brought the summer fun on the ramp with pop colours, mirror work and lehriya, mixing it with maxi dresses and gypsy-styled outfits.
Lightness of Being
Keeping his theme, timely and timeless alive, Nachiket Barve’s collection is an amalgamation decadent items that become wardrobe collectibles over a period of time and re-visited to be worn differently each time.
A summer romance
Inspired by the 70’s, designer Rina Dhaka marry’s the classic to contemporary. Bringing out a perfect relaxed look with semi dressed allure.
Dressed in silver blazer and rugged jeans, the actor said that he’s the most stylish person in Bollywood.
“I prefer comfort when it comes to my style statement and that’s why that’s what I always follow it while dressing up. I find myself the best looking and stylish person in Bollywood,” said the 35-year-old actor.
Later in the evening, the runway was taken over by the lead actors of the upcoming film ‘My Friend Pinto´- Kalki Koechlin and Prateik Babbar for designer Rina Dhaka.
Models during designer Malini Ramani’s show at the WillsLifestyleIndiaFashionWeek in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
The actors promoted their upcoming film on the ramp with the film’s title track playing at the backdrop. They broke down into an impromptu gig when they sashayed down the ramp with Dhaka.
“We played our characters while walking down the ramp. ‘My Friend Pinto´ is a comedy film and our characters in the film also are extremely hilarious. It was our debut in Delhi’s fashion week,” said Koechlin, who wore a digital print gown designed by the designer.