Day five of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Autumn-Winter 2010-2011 at New Delhi began with collections by six upcoming designers; Ashii by Ashima Singh . Dozak by Kartikey & Isha, Prama by Pratima Pandey, Shrea by Shreya & Nirali, Smriti and Taniya Khanuja. Some of the other designers of the day were Sidharth Tytler, Prashant Verma and the Wills Lifestyle Grand Finale by Rajesh Pratap Singh.
Anupamaa Dayal | Feministic appeal
This collection draws inspiration from the work of Picasso and other ‘cubism’ painters and graphic artists. It features layered dressing and separates comprising of fit short dresses with brocade wings, pleated long dresses with cubism print, long jacket in oversized floral and geometric, cropped trousers. The colour story includes sage and pewter green, azure blue, smoky blue, scarlet, slate grey, taupe, ochre and black. The fabrics used in the collection are silks (raw, twill, shot and more), pashmina, lambs wool and wool mixes.
Nandita Mahtani | Diva
The designer showcases her eveningwear resort line. The collection features feminine tops embellished with sequin sheeting, chains, chain mails, stones, rivets reflecting an edgy appeal. The ultra glam evening section has an assortment of dresses, very short skirts, hot pants, vests, jackets and flowy long dresses.
Rabani & Rakha | Magnificent and gorgeous
Rabani & Rakha’s collection represented chic fluid glamour by a play of colours. The entire range is threaded with intricate work. Traces of leopard printed petticoats under net saree, mukaish and stone worked sarees highlight the range. Necklines are plungingl; asymmetrical, small blouses, halter, giving a delicate and dainty look to the collection.
Sidharth Tytler | Aboriginal – The Aurora Borealis
Sidhartha Tytler’s collection is inspired by the Aurora – The Roman Goddess of the Dawn, a scintillating vision dressed in creations tinted with shades of peacock, copper, gun metal and black.
The silhouettes range from satin lycra leggings, corseted and structured to deeply constructed that flawlessly cascaded like harmonious limericks in taffeta, silk, Italian crepe, satin, wool and glass nylon, whispered the North wind Boreas. Velvet appliqué short length dress was spotted with striped sequins in a dramatic black-floor-length gown with georgette ruffles and tulle inlay.
Prashant Verma | Love and art
The designer’s collection weaves a narrative across a variety of techniques and experiments – rocks quilted under fabric to create a reptilian skin, black textured leather and tattered gauze, embroideries in wool, prints of marbled whirlpools of dinosaur fossils and apocalyptic landscape, armour made of crystals burnt to look like ageing amber. Some of the designs include black pearl embroidered jacket, gauze pleated tops.