DAY 3- NIDA MAHMOOD FOR AIFWSS16
I expected a lot of cat fight or some high end feline approach to the ramp since her collection was called "Wild cat "None happened, but the massive head gears surely got us the vibe.
The collaboration with Adidas originals was the high point, and I jumped when the Sari's were paired with wedge neon sneakers(all from adidas).
She is known for her quirky prints ,(#queenofkitsch) and that's what the prints were all about. Inspired by her love for vintage and art deco, there is always a new appeal and a fresh outlook to her prints, and the design movement was pretty strong.
There was an eclectic mix of antiquated elements as props (vintage camera, radio etc) as well as modern territories of innovative ways of sari draping. There was a unique freshness to the graphics and looked cutting edge on the simple shifts and dresses.
DAY 3- 431-88 by Shweta Kapur FOR AIFWSS16
The Misfits #PlaysexyAnother great show, which was not to be missed.Shweta Kapur's collection at AIFWSS16 got all my attention. I am not still over her fringes from last time, and made quite mental notes to myself, on stuff that I need to get my hands on.
I love how the fishnet got its extension and was explored into variants like motorcycle jackets, and half shorts/half pants but in a more relaxed form (jaali )
The crossover bags were killer, and the straps looked like small bullets.
The formal dressing got its innovation, and a short sari made to look like a drape (scarf), half tucked in and half out, was the new style statement.
There were destroyed jackets, printed sari's (applaudable drapes ) and interesting colours on the ramp. The cut-outs were impeccable and were infused with delicate beaded details.The collection was sexy , yet refined with great attention to details. Loved every bit.
DAY 3- AMIT FOR AIFWSS16
Amit's last collection had elements from recycled industrial waste. Carrying that legacy, this SS16 collection took that a step ahead, and the designer remixed everything previously owned into a gamut of streetstyle fit wardrobe.
The colours were endless, patchwork was handcrafted from the Indian utility of "common man" - Polybag and Gamcha.
Gamcha was presented in the most modern avatar, and the basic cotton property and the print was merged with synthetic weaves .
The fabrics were the highlight of the collection, and the silhouettes were candid and had cascading effect.
The patchwork wedges were understated , keeping in mind the loudness of the garment, but still had that edge it needed to compliment.
Exaggerated sleeves, baloon sleeves, metallic jackets, and the polythene bags were fitted to provide the necessary shimmer.
The closet was finely searched and the leftovers were converted to bring dramatic hemlines and eco-friendly message.