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WLIFW A/W 2011: Day One

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta (not to be confused with the other GG) after having a very successful debut last season went for a more de-structured look for Autumn/Winter. The collection consisted of dresses and separates in fabrics like cottons, wools and silk in earthy tones.

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

If you are looking for structured fits, classic lines and conventional silhouettes then Kallol isn’t the designer for you. The designer is all about rebelling against all of the things above and so you got to see a lot of unstructured tunics pleated at odd angles to give us relaxed laid-back looks. Our favorites were the clock-print (minus the hair detail, but of course) and the geometric dress.

Kallol Datta, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean it has to be devoid of color. Urvashi Kaur and Rehane gave us plenty of it with their collections. Urvashi carried forward color-blocking well into winter by way of tie-dye tunics, wrap jackets, waist coats paired with Moroccan salwars, churidaar pants. Scarves prominently featured throughout the collection.

If Urvashi’s collection was more about loose and relaxed fits, Rehane’s was more about short fitted mini dresses featuring of lloral mesh lace . Accessories comprising of multi-stripe belts and head-peices also played a major part in the presentation.

Urvashi Kaur, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Rehane, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Tarun Tahiliani was the last to present on day 1 of WLIFW in a sponsored show (by 3C). One immediately saw a Chinese influence in presentation by way of the farmer conical straw hats but it was also mirrored in the structured cropped jackets and long coats seen on some of the models. The collection also included many of the trademark Tahiliani sari-inspired draped gowns, anarkalis and saris/jackets combos.

Tarun Tahiliani, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Tarun Tahiliani, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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LFW Winter Festive 2010: Rehane and Ravage By Raj Shroff

The dominating theme of Rehane‘s festive collection was the gold cutwork design featuring in just about all the outfits: from scarves to pant hems to sari borders. Besides that, multi patch horizontally embroidered stripes also were featured heavily in dresses, sari borders and tunics. While I loved the pieces featuring the cutwork, wasn’t a big fan of the patchwork ones. They looked messy vs aesthetic, up close.

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Rehane, Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2010

Ravage reemerged after a long hiatus minus designer Neetu Gupta. The label, now being headed by just Raj Shroff presented a collection that touted it as being targeted towards the free spirited nature of the New Age bride. And so, there were no heavily embellished lehengas with equally heavy cholis and dupattas but more simple but heavily layered looks made striking by way of color. For the bride, who wants to do it differently, this indeed is the collection for her.

Ravage by Raj Shroff, Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2010

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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Lakme Fashion Week Spring 2010: Day Four


Anupama Dayal Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Anupama Dayal’s collection “Joie” was joyful indeed with all the colors that she used….electric blue, cobalt, light green, chocolate brown, red and oranges in fabrics like silks, voiles, tissues and satins. There were some playful dresses, colorful tunics and interesting prints. The ones that stood out for me though were the colorful embellished dresses.


Gauri And Nainika Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

A pinch of Giambattista Valli, a bit of Dolce & Gabanna and smattering of Valentino is what immediately came to mind when I saw this latest offering from Gauri and Nainika. Sticking to their niche, the ladies served up more evening-wear albeit with shorter hemlines and more corseted silhouettes in a palette that comprised solely of red, black and white. The bows and roses were dramatic and the gowns and their styling begged to be tagged ‘old-world’ with that unmistakable vintage charm…all of which that I would’ve whole-heartedly appreciated had I been blind to the International runways. It’s a losing battle I know because it’s only a matter of time before we see these gowns on the red carpet and on many, many tinsel town ladies.


Mandira Wirk Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Mandira Wirk’s collection called “Humble Luxe” had a color palette of light browns, faded rust and fabrics like linen, silk and jersey and the pieces seemed very summery and easy. She quite liberally used ‘zippers’ in her clothes that just weren’t functional but also added visual interest to the clothes, quite on the trend! We are thankful that the collection wasn’t just about draped dresses because while they look interesting for about a minute, they get ‘tired’ mighty quick. The sheer tea-stained dresses with smudged coral/rust print had me looking forward to Spring. Even if it has to be the next one.


Rehane Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Rehane’s collection was, and I hate myself for using the word, ‘cute’. Girly-girl dresses, shorts, feminine tops in fabrics like silk, organza and chiffon and colors like yellow, cream and red all made up her collection. The use of rose motif was interesting, am glad she didn’t overwhelm the garments with all that print and embroidery. A collection that was definitely sweet without being sickly so.

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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WLIFW Autumn 2009: Rehane

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WLIFW Spring 09: Rehane

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