New Delhi: The 15th edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Autumn-Winter 2010, concluded in style with designers like Ranna Gill, Nida Mahmood , Rahul Mishra, Rahul Reddy, Monapali, Swapan & Seema, Ritu Beri and JJ Valaya. The Satya Paul show however was cancelled. The shows were initially lined up for day one.
Keeping in line with its tradition of associating with NGOs, WIFW also joined hands to support the NGO’s global development initiative, the ‘World Action Forum’ through its partnership with the creative NGO Khushii, which showcased limited edition of collectible autorickshaws at the venue. The artists involved in brush stroking the autorickshaws include Dilip Sharma, Farhad Hussain, George Martin, Hindol Brahmbhatt, Avijit Dutta, Jaishree Burman, Naina Kanodia, Mithu Sen, Jagannath Panda, Vir Munshi, Rid Burman, Paresh Maity, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Satish Gupta, Sudhanshu Sutar, Yusuf Arakkal and designer Nitin Bal Chauhan.
Monapali | Resort Elegance
Mona Pali’s collection showcases a resort-wear-meets-tribal theme, paying ode to the craft of filigree and jaali work in the collection. Delicate embroidery using mesh, bead, thread, dori with hand paint, discharge print and bold graphical patterns to bend in an easy silhouette in soft fabrics that form the backbone of the collection.
Swapan & Seema | Splendour
Swapan and Seema’s collection highlights the opulent and detailed embroidery of Indian craftsmanship. There is a profusion of the damask pattern – the embroidery is delicate and contemporary. The floral motifs offset the glamorous tilt of the collection. Sparkling zardosi work, metallic finishes and flashes of saturated hues made this a memorable collection. Greys, black corals, and rust dominated and also the softer beige and brown. Their selection of fabrics like silk, chiffon and satin, contributed a sense of luxury to the entire collection.
Rahul Mishra | Fly High
Rahul Mishra showcases collection the Butterfly Effect, portraying the journey of the human race and the process of metamorphosis our planet had undergone in the last century. The collection is an outcome of engineered art works inspired by M Escher’s Work and Urban Landscape. Hand crafted Aari work create graphic surfaces in the forms of optical illusions of 2D and 3D. The day wear look was achieved using sheer Chanderis and double weave organza with subtle self-surface techniques. A chic, reversible, clean look is presented with rich jacquard silk jackets. The colour palette is dominated by classic black and whites, used innovatively in various styles, including dresses.
Rahul Reddy | Martyr
The entire collection is executed using black as the main colour with fuchsia and purple. The silhouettes comprise of cape, dress, crinkle skirt, strips dress, high neck dress, bottom pleated oversized coat dress, pleated armoured dress, skirt with circular detailing, panelled asymmetric jacket, flared pants, quilted asymmetric jacket, smocked baby doll dress, halter top, layered dress, mid-calf bellbottoms, quilted military jacket dress and quilted bomber dress. He uses a lot of detailing and embellishments like appliqué work, kantha work, pleating, crushing, quilting, ruffles and patchwork using organza, jersey, silk, poplin, linen, cotton silk and silk organza fabrics.