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Day 1: Manoviraj Khosla


Two words sum up Manoviraj’s collection- Neon, Fun. Oh, so fun!

I never know what to expect from a menswear collection, much less review it! But this collection just made it so easy! It was every metrosexual man’s dream come true. Greens, pinks, reds, peaches, yellows, hints of neon, were what made up the color palette of this collection. There were structured jackets in print and color, there were capris and cropped pants accented, again, with color! And then there were these shirts with prints and appliqués..

Ok, so some pieces were outlandish, but they were statement making creative pieces that every designer does for his collection.

Some of those shirts and jackets were very good and I totally see hip, confident men making a beeline for them!

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Day 1: Anjana Bhargav


There were no happy mediums in Anjana Bhargav’s show, either you really hated a piece or you really loved it. Her collection was titled, ‘Revival’ and the first thing that immediately pops out at you is its organic, earthy vibe! There was again that ‘white’ which seems to be really a dominant hue in all collections so far, but there were also golds, powdery blues, pinks, greens, beiges…all pastel shades dusted with subtle metallic.

I loved a couple of those gold dresses. Beautiful shapes, and the subtlity of the metallic gold brings it out even more. Its one of those shades that works spectacularly with all skin colors! Its hard to find something to dislike about the Saris sequence too, they were all crafted exquisitely..

The long tunics and pants (salwar-kameezes?) were quite uninspired. Especially the ones in white. While they were simple, very wearable, they were also quite done and tired. There was really nothing fresh about the idea! The long dresses just didn’t work. Neither did the long jackets over the dresses.. And those baskets?

Like I said.. what was good, was very good. There were no happy mediums.

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Day 1: Payal Jain


For me, this show of Payal Jain’s was very bleh. The models were styled the same old boring way and while I can appreciate the craftsmanship that might have gone behind the clothes, thats where it ends for me. There was just a bit too much smocking and embroidery going on! The dresses at times were gathered and billowing, smocked and embroidered all at one time to a not so great end result! The show did have a feminine, whimsical vibe, even victorian at times.. I guess thats her way of interpretting, ‘ultra-feminine’, I don’t know!

But am not totally dismissing the show, the collection had its high points..some individual pieces were fabulous like those ‘achkan’ inspired tops!

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Day 1: Rajesh Pratap Singh


Day one of the Fashion Week seems to have gotten off to a great start! Below are a few pictures from the Rajesh Pratap Singh Show and all in all, there was a lot to like in his collection!

I absolutely adored the whites.. I can see pret lines flying off the shelves when they hit the stores! Loved the infusion of color with appliqués, subtle geometric lines at the waist or with happy polka dots!

Navy was the dominating hue for the next sequence with printed tops and dresses! Those too were fabulous! Often the outfits were accessorized with dramatic oversized flowers in contrasting colors and that was a brilliant touch. And I spotted red patent bags on the runway! Looks like that trend is going to be around for a while..

Before you think, the entire show had me gushing, that was not to be! I didn’t care for the evening/metallic sequence much. The geometric prints in metallic undertones, in shades of blue, just didn’t do it for me.. However, the more subtler pieces were great!

The models were styled well too. Subtle clean make-up, piled, messy uo-dos. Nice. All in all, a fresh, clean line. I liked it. Didn’t make me go wow. But I liked it.

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Waiting, Waiting, Waiting


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The pictures above are from the archives of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and I thought it’d be appropriate to revisit them, just this one time, considering Fashion Week is but a few hours away! (From the top: A model for Manish Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty for Tarun Tahiliani, Ridhima Kapoor for Surily Goel)

At High Heel Confidential, our fashion toes are tingling!

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