FDCI presented the Amazon India Fashion Week in association with Maybelline Autumn Winter ‘16 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national Capital from March 16 to March 20. The opening show of Varun Bahl on Wednesday set the tone for the fashion fiesta.
Being one of the most important events in the country’s fashion calendar- Amazon India fashion Week provided a platform to almost hundred designers. There is more to fashion than just what the movie stars wear. Fashion includes clothes, jewellery, accessories like shoes, bags and belts, hairstyles, makeup and most importantly passion.
Friday afternoon saw some exquisite jewellery collection from Sahai Amber Pariddi, Nitya and Vasundhara. Sahai Amber Pariddi displayed their new collection ‘Memoir’, which was inspired by the captivating and mysterious oceans and tried to portray that the sea is the perfect summation of the modern day woman who is strong and dreams big. The elegant accessory pieces had their silhouettes derived from the fluid merging and layering of the different hues of the crashing waves and vibrancy of the eco systems thriving underwater.
The show stopper of Mine of Design was none other than Sayani Gupta who donned some beautiful pieces of jewellery and walked the ramp with confidence, “I am very comfortable wearing the jewellery, since I don’t realise the weight, even though I’ve a lot of pieces on. I love aquamarine, turquoise and pearls and I can actually wear them (the jewellery pieces) with just a blue jeans and white shirt,” said the actor happily.
Nitya’s jewellery collection was called ‘Modern Mughals’, for the young women excelling in their fields. “We have used a lot of acidic bright colours and jewel stones, on gold plated brass. We are so rooted to our culture that I don’t think we’ll ever stop wearing jewellery,” smiled Nitya when asked whether today’s women would like to wear heavy jewellery.
Vasundhara Mantri’s collection called ‘Werifesteria’ was all about natural elements of the forest. The collection also had some beautiful shoes with ornamental dragonflies or bugs on them. The display was like a walk in the wilderness with incorporated natural rocks, filigree leaves, twigs, branches, and metal insects, bugs and butterflies in different forms and patterns. Actor Aditi Rao Hydari was the showstopper for designer Shruti Sancheti who showcased her collection titled ‘Constantinople’. “It was seamlessly organised and I loved the fact that Shruti was inspired by Istanbul,” said Aditi Rao Hydari. “The shoes are exquisite and specially made for this collection while the dress can be worn almost anywhere...” added the actor flaunting her beloved attire.
The collection ‘Constantinople’ featured ultra luxurious modern cuts with conflicting pattern clashes of fluid paisley, geometric mosaics and rustic clamp dying, forming the core of this line. It was a paradox of conflicting crafts, fabrics and cultural ethos, deeply influenced by the unconventional characteristics of the historic and exotic city. The collection offers natural fibres like finely woven Karnataka silk, chanderi, chambray, wool, teamed with international favourites like felt and denim, to impart a global appeal.
Chandrani Siingh Fllora displayed her latest collection ‘Mrityunjay’, a culmination of her personal journey during this time. Symbols of Shiva like the trishul and conch shell were incorporated in the prints and embroidery of the pieces. The collection was dominated by dark blue, bottle green and various shades of yellow as she used hand-woven fabric and experimented with stripes and ombre.
Providing an exquisite array of designs rooted in elegance, long, fluid fabrics which are fashioned into pieces of timeless antiquity perfect for women of all cultures and eras were showcased by Sulakshana Monga in her collection ‘Pathless woods’.
Reynu Tandon’s collection was a classic combination of fit and unfit, as she defined her USP as her flamboyant perspective of colors, contour and soft intricacy. For the collection, Reynu had handpicked unique items, since it is not easy to re-invent styles that last for decades and the audience got to see a potpourri of versatility through that.
She has infused her thread work that connects all the pieces together. The unique silhouettes with balloon puff opulent sleeves were re-introduced in fashion and were combined with classic capes and chic vintage heritage jackets.