The Best of WIFW Autumn Winter 2013
The latest edition of Will’s Lifestyle India Fashion proved that Autumn/Winter fashion has never been this hot. The myriad style gurus packed a fashionable punch to quench our thirst for all things stylish. Here are the highlights and what stood out and grabbed our attention at the grand 5-day fashion gala.
The Opening and Closing Shows
The 5 day fashion extravaganza was kick-started with the unveiling of Masaba Gupta’s debut collection for Satya Paul. The brand aims to reposition itself as a shopping destination for younger women below 30 and the designer got it spot on with a refreshing collection of cool prints, abstract designs and bright pops of colour that are true to her form. With sarees, maxi and mini dresses, jackets and palazzo pants with fun lipstick prints, blots of ink and imprints of telephone booths, we would love to jump on to the new SP Girl bandwagon.
Ace designer, Manish Arora brought the curtain down on the event with a grand finale that was worthy of the standing ovation it received. With models bursting into impromptu jigs, the collection consisted of loads of colours with layers of black and white as well as elements like neon geometrical motifs, leather turbans and fur.
Attention Grabbing Prints
We still can’t get enough of eye-catching prints and this edition of WIFW was no different. There were plenty of fun abstract prints, floral fixes, colourful digital prints, funky tribal prints and even digital prints inspired by woods like Hemant & Nandita’s collection. Here are some of our fave print-heavy collections.
Playing with textures and artful layering is a skill all fashionistas should learn. These designers got it spot on, their collections should teach us a thing or two about using pieces in our wardrobe to layer perfectly.
We were given a fresh outlook on the metallic trend as designers showed us plenty of different ways of wearing it instead of just one, with metallic patchwork, beads, spikes and embellishments.
We got to see some great styling and unique accessories as well as cool make up that just adds to the themes and charms of each show and collection like Nida Mahmood’s futuristic theme of landing in to the future. Here are some that stood out.
Designer extraordinaires Rahul Mishra and Payal Pratap were the selected designers for Fiama Di Wills show and boy, did they do a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of #BeYoung of the show! Rahul Mishra presented an impressive line of innovative laser cuts and unique silhouettes, not to forget those embellished eyebrows. Payal Pratap’s collection was a rich amalgamation of Indian and Boho with a lot of floral prints in golds, purples, blues and blacks as she paired cool waistcoats with everything, even sarees.
There were plenty of collections that really stood out but if we had to pick our absolute favourite designers at WIFW A/W 2013 it would have to be Pankaj & Nidhi’s super bright collection, “Music Box” with skirts, dresses, pants and jackets in varying lengths, Pero by Aneeth Arora’s super interesting and unique Circus-themed range and Pia Pouro’s “Mountain Chick” which is a splash of colours in refreshing prints and embroideries with matching, unique boots.