Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Amazon India Fashion Week SS17: Day 2

Picture Credit - Street Style Delhi
For the day two, I decided to follow the concept of Indian Handloom Textile with an amalgamation of #IndiaModernFestive theme and wore a quirky handpainted Silk saree, paired up with a classic off shoulder top. Ethnic fusion be my love, remember? To balance with the vivid pattern on the saree I decided to add oxblood accents in form of a clutch & a pair bluchers.  

One thing that I planned to keep consistent for all five days was to sport beautiful statement jewelry. While on day one it was an oxidised silver necklace, here I wore exquisitely crafted Buddha earrings & a cobweb ring. Finally asymmetrical hairdo & eccentric sunglasses & I was good to go! 

Picture Credit - Fashion Forward Trends

Off Shoulder, Bluchers - H&M | Jewelry Earth, Wind & Fire Jewellery | Bag - Thrifted

Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti
Day two began with Virtues by Viral, Ashish & Vikrant, who presented Mrs. Nair's High Tea with layered, flared and pleated dresses created using the traditional handlooms and weaves from Odisha. This was followed by Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti's SS17 collection whose floral dresses, jackets and more created a perfect summery ambiance.
Prama by Pratima Pandey
Urvashi Kaur
Prama by Pratima Pandey promised to encourage craftsmanship & sustainability by laying emphasis on natural fabrics & indigenous embroidery techniques. Beautiful sheer dresses and kurtas paired up with crushed midi skirts, in light color palette was a delight to the eyes!
Urvashi Kaur's collection 'Kul' designed using pastel hues was an ode to totality and oneness in terms of social cross pollination. My personal favorites were the brick red Maxi & the printed pantsuit.


Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta was all about metallics made up of handwoven fabrics in blends of silk, cotton, zari and stainless steel. Splendid to say the least! And finally it was time for Anavila's showcase of comfy jumpsuits, chic jackets and the highlight of the show being pocketed saris, presented on a neutral color palette.

Payal Pratap's SS17 collection was all about effortlessly stylish silhouettes weaved in silk chanderi, cotton & khadi. Crochet patterns & embroideries ruled the showcase.

Abraham & Thakore explored khadi and presented a beautiful synthesis of traditional & modern aesthetics. Quintessential prints on gold & silver tones were the major elements of the collection. 

Ashish N Soni
Rajesh Pratap Singh
The day came to an end with a monochromatic enchantment of power dressing for both men and women, by Ashish N Soni & Rajesh Pratap Singh. While tuxedos for women & glittering blazers for men ruled Ashish's collection; Pantsuits in polkas, tartans & plaids upped the androgynous game in Singh's showcase.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Amazon India Fashion Week SS17: Day 1

The first two days of Amazon India Fashion Week were dedicated to the Indian Handloom textiles. Giving that amiss for the Day 1, I decided to stick to the #IndiaModernFestive theme and picked this beautiful embroidered shorts & paired it with this powder blue shirt with ruffle details (basically flip reversed) to add a modern vibe to the look. Added chunky jewelry in form of a necklace & a ring and finally tie-up flats to comfort me during all the running errands between the shows! 

Outfit Details
Shirt - H&M tee (worn backward) | Shorts - Adagio | Jewellery - Earth, Wind & Fire Jewellery

Pictures by Gitanshu Jetly


The day kick-started with an opening show "The Road to Chanderi" comprising 16 designers including Anita Dongre Grassroot, Ka-sha by Karishma Shahani Khan, Payal Pratap, Pero by Aneeth Arora, Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary, Raw Mango by Sanjay Garg and more, where each designer presented four ensembles each, made using this versatile fabric but with their personal touch to it.

This was followed by Samant Chauhan's SS17 showcase which was all about beautiful craftsmanship on pristine white outfits. The grand silhouettes, dramatic trails & floral details, all depicted the traces of Grecian and Aryan influences!

                  Krishna Mehta                    Rina Dhaka 

While Krishna Mehta's collection offered asymmetrical kurtas, jackets, sarees and more in vivid color palette - ideal for summer! 
Rina Dhaka's collection had everything from sheer to applique to innovative hemlines! The flowy maxi dresses and sheer skirt with floral motifs were my favorite amongst all.

             Love Generation                 Italian Fashion Show

Finally, the day ended with the Love Generation showcase with Disha Patani as the showstopper, the collection included everyday casual attire & last but not the least, the Italian Fashion Show which was magical to say the least and was indeed the perfect end to an outstanding start!