A Creative Day 3 At WLIFW: Pia Pauro’s Scottish Flannels, Payal Pratap’s Japanese Ensembles

Day 3 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week brought shows so different from one another, it seemed like an assortment of contrasts.

While we saw quirk at it’s best in Pia Pauro’s collection, Abraham & Thakore played it safe and stuck to nudes and earthy hues. With so much happening, here’s our verdict on day 3 at WLIFW.

1) Mad Over Prints: Pia Pauro and Dev  R Nil

Pia Pauro Collection at Will Life Style India Fahion Week 2014

Inspired by William Morris’s paintings, Pia Pauro’s collection saw a beautiful amalgamation of artistic florals and Scottish flannels. We especially loved the unconventional look of a checkered dupatta with a lehenga.

Dev R Nil's Collection at Will Life Style India Fahion Week 2014

Dev R Nil’s autumn/winter collection showcased mixing of prints with polkas and little star motifs combined together in the same color palette.

2) Most Wearable: Archana Rao and Abraham & Thakore

Archana Rao Collection at Will Life Style India Fahion Week 2014

Archana Rao’s collection was the highlight of the day-so pretty and so wearable. A-line skirts, pencil midis, pant suits with sneakers, belted saris and lehengas, the assortment spelled comfort and leisure.

Abraham & Thakore Collection at Will Life Style India Fahion Week 2014

Abraham & Thakore crafted a minimalistic collection focusing majorly on cuts and silhouettes. The color story consisted of nudes, blacks and whites. Matching separates, midi length kurtis, long jackets, loose fitted pants, all-in-all, the show was filled with sophisticated ensembles that one can wear with élan.

3) Japanese Connection: Payal Pratap

Payal Pratap Collection at Will Life Style India Fahion Week 2014

A series of kimono inspired ensembles filled us with a strong feeling of having transported to Japan. Sharp florals and polkas predominated Payal Pratap’s collection. It was so nicely done, the high bun, the belted waist and the kimono sleeves- it awakened the geisha in each one of us!

4) 90s Chic: Satya Paul

Satya Paul Collection at Will Life Style India Fahion Week 2014

Masaba Gupta included 90s elements in her collection for Satya Paul; platform heels, mini back packs, mid-riff flaunting and ice cream pastels. Like the 90s, the make up was also kept dark, looking like all the girls are part of some secret cult. Unusual for Masaba, she has made use of metallics in this collection- and we like it!

5) Odd One Out: Urvashi Kaur

Urvashi Kaur Collection at Will Life Style India Fahion Week 2014

While we saw an array of winter ensembles that created a very cold, chilly ambiance much before we reach the colder months, Urvashi Kaur’s autumn/ winter 2014 collection looked like a poor hybrid of spring and autumn, the end result being a complete mess. In the above picture, the white dress is simply unflattering, the next has prints that are as dull as those on an old bed sheet and wearing the third one, especially in Delhi winters is like forcing yourself to freeze till death.

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