Friday, 27 March 2015

Amazon India Fashion Week: Day 01.

For the 25th edition, the FDCI chose Amazon India as it's title sponsor. (as mentioned in a previous blog post) After waiting for almost a month for the most awaited show, the opening day finally arrived!
Day 01 of the fashion week wasn't any normal day. As per my personal opinion, the first day has always been the most exciting one as you get to witness the new changes made since the previous fashion week.

Rajesh Pratap Singh
The opening designer for the fashion week was no other than Rajesh Pratap Singh. A well-known designer for his tailoring skills, Rajesh Pratap's autumn-winter 2015 collection called because medicine is the best laughter had all hand-sewn leather and wool garments. Suture seam (used in surgery) was principally used to make the garments. All the clothes were mainly in black and white. The crowd was dazzled to see models dancing and acting like nurses. Special love for the setup and dynamic music!


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Payal Singhal/Nikasha
Inspired by the gracefulness of a gamine Parisian and the femininity of Chantilly lace, Payal Singhal's show was woven around sheer lace work, shimmery garments, flowy gowns, organza and silk which is both revealing and concealing. No girl would leave the opportunity to wear this specific collection by Payal Singhal. Her splendid work was acknowledged and loved by everybody present for the show. Payal Singhal's collection for autumn-winter took my heart away! 



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Nikasha
Nikasha's muse was Ruby, an imaginary girl having Anglo-Indian French roots along with a free spirit and love for anything Bohemian. With prints and electric colors, Nikasha presented kimono shawls, silhouettes, frills, sarees with peplum blouses and gowns with layers. If you're looking for something not over the top or too heavy, then Nikasha's collection will be perfect for you.



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Kavita Bhartia
With the use of fabrics like silk organza and tulle, Kavita Bhartia fabricated silhouettes consisting of voluminous pleated skirts, crop tops, draped skirts and dresses. With the completion of 25 years in the fashion industry, Bhartia decided to retain her signature style. The clothes presented by her on the ramp are apt for the modern women. They are delicate, sheer, edgy and comfortable. The use of pastel colors made the clothes look so soothing and easy to handle.
Her collection gave the example that every time bling isn't needed to rock a party or event.




Anju Modi
The collection of Anju Modi talks about a change from the everyday life- the escape to a Fairyland, to a world where anything is possible. The muse of Anju Modi is a poem of this fairytale that takes us away from the usual boring life. 
Anju Modi's fairytale included different shades of blue along with stripes. Not using much prints, the collection was graceful and loved by all. Her masterpiece was a red (basic shade) saree with print on the ghera. 



JJ Valaya
The Bolshoi Bazaar's soul lasts in two of cultures: India and Russia. This collection presented by JJ Valaya was inspired by various regions of Russia- jewels of czars, Ikats of the nomadic Russia onion domes of Moscow and a lot more. Fabrics like Crepes, Georgette and Voils were used to weave this year's collection. Royal colors were taken to form the perfect indian gowns which were both comfortable and elegant. The blue lehenga was to die for. My personal favorite! For men, JJ Valaya had just the right suit piece in velvet blue. His clothes had simplicity and a bizarre touch. 
The perfect end to the opening day was witnessed by us only because of JJ Valaya. 



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-Shweghna.



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