Our Fave Collections from IRFW 2012
If you couldn’t catch this years fabulous Indian Resort Fashion Week, read on to see whose collections we would love to don on our next beach holiday. We give you the round-up of designers and collections that stuck a chord, straight from Candolim Beach, Goa
Falguni & Shane Peacock
Showstopper, Paris Hilton opened the show for the designer duo in a gliterry, embellished silver and blue number. The collection was a soiree of tropical prints and embellishments on swirling fabrics of sheer maxis, kaftans and sexy swimsuits. It was the perfect open to the grand finale on Day 4.
Previously not being much of a fan of animal prints, I think Fatima’s “Wildlife Collection” may have won me over to the other side. Her collection screamed drama with butterfly, cheetah, zebra and leopard prints against shimmering, rainbow-coloured backdrops. The bikinis, cover-ups and tunics stood out like never before.
An electrifying collection that you could see yourself most wearing on a fun day at the beach that even has a fun name, “Neon Pop Colour Tripping”. A great blend of neon colours like pink, blue orange and green, with bizarre prints and neon embellishments, resulting in an attention-grabbing collection you would definitely want to get your hands on for your next resort holiday.
The bright collection titled, “Three Cheers” was a fantastic play of 3 colours – red, white and blue. It created a fun, retro feel with high-waistlines and bandana scarves for the head while solid colours, abstract and floral prints, stripes and hints of colour-blocking made for a vibrantly unique collection.
The name “Rocky Star” is an apt title for the glamorous, sparkly collection. Evelyn Sharma in a fully-sequinned, gold mini-dress was the perfect opening to the over-the-top flashy collection. Models sashayed down the ramp along the foot-tapping beats of Dj Chicane in cocktail creations with an abundance of crystals and shine on skirts and knee-length dresses.
Aarti Vijay Gupta
We loved her Doodles collection at Lakme Fashion Week this year so it was no surprise that her resort collection with her signature doodles was an instant success. Using digital prints and her drawings with empire line dresses and high necks, she created a collection of stylish jumpsuits, jackets and flowing pants with sharp cuts and structured as well as unstructured silhouettes. The collection was dominated by black and white with multi-coloured patterns thrown in.
A luxurious collection of sexy sarees, lehengas, gowns, corsets and harem pants paired with bikinis meant ideally for destination wedding brides. The collection was dominated by lace, net and sheer was used with hues like aqua blue, gold, coral, beige and pink and even saw pops of neon. It was a regal collection perfect for today’s modern, fashion-conscious bride.
“Dawn to Dusk”, was a juicy collection of elaborate drapes, sexy bikinis and tiny swimming trunks (for men). The collection was an electic mix of beach cover-ups, sarongs and silky gowns in rich hues of purple, pink, blue, orange and green. With the models bursting into a jig on-stage along with the dreamy collection, the crowd was left spellbound and up-beat.