The theme of Rahul Singh’s collection, Sea of Science, was made evident by the use of only blue and white as the color scheme. But, the designer didn’t let the two colors at hand limit the possibilities. There were plenty of tunics, dresses and separates presented in chiffon and satin.
Rahul Singh, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011
Saaj By Ankita’s collection was a tribute to Ladakh. While the craftwork may have been more Ladakh oriented, we saw a lot of traditional dance costume influences in the collection with the fan-shaped pleats and the use of bordered fabrics appearing in multiple outfits. Would be really interested in seeing someone wear one these off the runway.
Saaj By Ankita, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011
Sonia Jetleey’s collection Pot Pourri started with a model wearing a “Baroque is in style” tee. What followed were long skirts, jodhpur pants, kaftans, tunics and even a sari with baroque motifs. Also part of the collection were vegetable tanned handbags and boots. With the added ombre-effect, some of the outfits felt too busy.
Sonia Jetleey, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011
Rajdeep Ranawat & Naresh Chauhan’s label Zurhke was heavy on floral digital prints featuring in tunics, dresses and kaftans. There was also heavy use of embroidery but the most striking piece was the coat presented at the end (below right).
Zurhke by Rajdeep Ranawat & Naresh Chauhan , WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011
Moulin Rouge was the theme of Preeti Chandra’s collection that consisted of voluminous skirts, one-shoulder dresses and gowns and jumpsuits with trains. There was a bit of old world glamor infused in the collection by way of long gloves, tiaras and lace but one could not help but see a lot of borrowed ideas, especially in the white gown that was very reminiscent of Dolce & Gabbana.
Preeti Chandra, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011
Simple shift dresses made interesting by way of quilting, floral embellishment and color-mixing marked Zubair Kirmani’s collection. In keeping with the winter theme, black was the base color used through-out.
Zubair Kirmani, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011
Label’s autumn/winter collection continued to present what the design house is best known for. There was traditional jacquards, woolen blends, silk lycra and jerseys with block prints and eombroidery.
Label by Ritu Kumar, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011
Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani