The opening day saw designers like Varun Bahl, who opened the show, Hemant & Nandita, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Rina Dhaka and Gaurav Gupta to name a few.
Here are some glimpses from Day 1:
Titled “Nocturne”, fashion designer Varun Bahl’s jungle-themed collection opened the first day of the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2016. His collection featured short dresses, biker jackets, tunics and gowns teamed with slim trousers and A-line skirts. The colour palette had hues from every dimension of flora and fauna; from vintage wallpaper patterns to tropical forests – teal, olive, lead-green, gold and fuchsia. The highlights were exotic motifs, prints like owls, pomegranates, squirrels and flowers in hand embroidery.
Shantanu and Nikhil
The collection ranged from draped to ruffled gowns in subtle shades of grey and beige with a shock of fiery red thrown in the middle. The highlights were dramatic textures and flattering silhouettes.
Hemant & Nandita
Hemant and Nandita’s forest line up featuring pleated skirts with quite a lot of botanical prints, dresses, shirts and outerwear in a mix of deep midnight blues, earthy browns, deep reds and charcoal greys and jewelled toned embroidery.a host of jewel tones .Shirts and dresses in sheeny jacquard lend the right amount of metallic edge to bind the look together.
Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan
Her collection, ‘Synthesis’ was filled with quirkiness and a touch of edgy fashion. There was a blend of hand crafted and dimensional layering techniques which made up dressy winter formals.
Kiran Uttam Ghosh
Kiran Uttam Ghosh’s collection was dominated by silver and the likes of it. Not surprising that the collection is called ‘Silver’. Silver has appeared throughout the collection in various forms included surface texturing, delicate mukaish embroidery, filigree work, collars, hemlines, chunky chokers and mirror work .With subtle hints of tribal fashion, her embroideries had Tibetan and Mongolian jewellery motifs.
Her knitwear in dressy silhouettes and dark tones like black, gold, red, and blue with shimmer had Ikat and chinar-like edgings knitted with lurex in various blends to create dresses. Structure came in the form of pleating, ruching, frilling and folding.
With global warming and pollution turning the tables on humankind, Gaurav Gupta showcased a collection ‘Melt’ (which consisted of long molten gowns, structured asymmetric jackets with trousers, structured embroidered jackets and more) that aimed to focus on climatic change. Some of the garments in this collection are zero-waste garments where the designer tried to use draping techniques in a way that there is zero or no wastage of fabric.