Rahul Mishra’s collection was easy and wearable in light fabrics and summery colours. There were dresses, tunics and churidar-kurtas in Chanderi cotton and bandhini.
Nida Mahmood’s collection The Indian Roadie was bright, featuring Indian motifs on Western silhouettes in eye-popping colours. Jumpsuits were adorned with Bollywood pop art and saris were draped over leggings.
Dedicated to the extinct Kunbi tribal art, Wendell Rodricks’ collection was a complete departure from his recent works. Using organic dyes and skilfully mixing cottons and silks, woven and knits, the collection featured beautiful saris, tunics, skirts and dresses.
Exploring the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang, Ashish Soni’s collection was in black and white. As usual the clothes stood out for their superior tailoring, finish and attention to detail.
Bikinis, bodysuits, wrap skirts, jumpsuits—Sanchita Ajjampur’s collection was whimsical and theatrical as models walked with feathers adorning their heads to loud drumbeats.
Ritu Beri’s show was all glitter, glamour and flounce. The designer revisited her collections down the years to feature the highlights and display her French influences.
Anupama Dayal found her inspiration from a mythical Himalayan tribe called Kinnari to create a beautiful resort collection of sun dresses, velvet shorts, sequinned pants and kurtis in powerful prints and colours.