WIFW is in full swing in India! I thought I would review some collections that have been shown till now!
Going Back To Your Roots!
This season more than the past few season in ready to wear had more Indian outfits than western which just means that designers have started associating their collections with seasons. While some have always stayed true to their Indian aesthetics like Tarun Tahiliani, Kiran Uttam Gosh, and Vineet Bahl we saw other designers experiment with the New Indian look. While in the past Tarun’s shows have been a highlight for the Indian fashion world, it was definitely Masaba for Satya Paul that had the fashionista’s buzzing. Masaba and Satya Paul are a match made in heaven. Satya Paul is synonymous with prints, and Masaba is the new age quirky print queen!
Some remembered there might be some international buyers in the crowds:
While looking at WIFW fall collections, one sometimes forget that well it is a fall category. Most Indian designers are selling to metropolitan city’s within India where if there is a winter, it is a short winter compared to European and American markets. However some did mix fabrics, and colors for winter buyers. Of the lot Hemant and Nandita, Namrata Joshipura, and Renyu Tandon are often seen internationally stocked, but I think we will be hearing about Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva, which I can see being loved in Japan.
These were my favorite collections so far. When I had heard Anju Modi was going towards a military theme I was expecting what was seen in the international shows, but I was pleasantly surprised with her presentation and execution. Rajesh Pratap Singh presented a very winter collection, with outerwear and all, and believe me it was a great winter collection. Shantanu and Nikhil presented a wonderful collection that you know if a woman wore their creations, they would feel BEAUTIFUL.