Anaikka by Kanika Saluja
A dose of Bollywood opens the second day, with label Anaikka by Kanika Saluja getting actor Shriya Saran onto the ramp. Titled ‘Lock, Stitch & Gothic Twist’, the line was vintage but with leather, lace and herringbone details. Anaikka’s collection was infused with some menswear as well.
Virtues by Viral, Ashish and Vikrant
Titled ‘Mashru’ the line had Traditional lehengas and sherwanis in mashru textiles to jewellery to add a royal touch. The highlights of the collection were the traditional silhouettes which were woven in satin, while keeping Islamic aesthetics in mind.
Samant Chauhan’s collection ‘The Silk Route’ brought a bit of oriental influence into his creations which consisted of signature A-line silhouettes in shades of grey, maroon, peach and off-white and pleats in dabka with zari and dori work. The collection takes one back to the Middle Ages where travellers along the silk roads were attracted not only by the trade but also by art and cultural exchange.
The collection comprised of body flattering silhouettes, pleated pants, kurtas and dresses in earthy tones and sexy silhouettes. The highlights were the classic drapes and tribal elements juxtaposed together.
Grassroot by Anita Dongre
Through her line under the brand “Grassroot” Anita Dongre had a message to deliver – don’t forget rhythms of nature. A melange of fashion and style, the collection featured separates high on Kantha work, Shibori block prints and more. The colour palette consists of cream, pearl, fawn, granite, black, and pure white blends with an array of indigos.
The collection had a feminine bohemian feel. Use of antique beads, cowry shells, katha embroidery, mother of pearl buttons, coral beads and traditional hand block print were the highlights. The use of khadi for almost the entire collection In hues of Kasum red, Thar black and Chaas khadi, this collection enables revolutionizing simple art as a detail form-from the brand’s trademark hand crafted tassels to archive printed linings.
The show started with an installation. Her karigars were on the and we were asked to walk around and get an actual feel of the sewing techniques. Wire dresses, crop jackets, kurtas and saris were the highlights.
Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh closed Day 2 showcasing simple, sophisticated and classic garments by using shades of gold in various fabrics, presenting a different demeanour of the hue. The collection shows a beautiful blend of gold and white.