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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (New Delhi)

Fashion Week around the world was thought to be finished after Paris Fashion Week, that is not the case. The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week is underway, starting October 6th and going until October 10th. The week showcases the Spring/Summer 2013 trends, from 63 designers – both Indian and international designers, whom are established along with new and upcoming. More appreciation from the media and from buyers have taken more notice in the show this year, then others. The president of FDCI, Sunil Sethi, said that “We hope that this edition will set new benchmarks and strengthen the business of fashion in India.” The venue is being held at Pragati Maidan, Hall n.18 in New Delhi. The venue was recreated into exquisite lounges, restaurants and café’s for the guests to enjoy while indulging in days filled with the best in Indian Fashion. One designer that wowed the crowd on day 3 was Rahul Mishra’s collection. His collection was taken from inspiration from Kerala, show casing his first set of garments, whose fabrics represented traditional South India, yet still keeping up with traditional cuts. The garments included long dresses, saris, ponchos, jacket dresses along with a new hand woven and hand embroidered peplum dresses. The colours of the show were soft and mild warm ivories, with gold, pink and blue hints with an occasional splash of neon colours, like hot pink, corals, died indigo and some subtle hints of black. On the other side of the colour pallet was Namrata Joshipura’s show, which was also on day 3. The stage and theme of the show and collection was taken from Batman’s Gotham City; wire mesh transformed the stage with black backgrounds and light white lights and fast paced music recreated the gothic city. The overall look of the models were dark black garments – narrow pants, leather tops over shorts and rocker jacket dresses, with a finishing touch of black face paint over the models eyes to recreate a cat women type look. On day 4, we saw Pratima Pandy, and her show was a very South Asian Persian story. The theme of her show was simple and elegant. The garments were all typical Indian attire, a mixture of all different textures and patterns with chanderi and cotton fabrics. The colours included bright blue, purple, yellow and greens, however they were toned down with the sheer layers over top. The show was very simple and classic for the Indian Fashion Week. As the 20th edition of Wills Fashion Week comes to an end tomorrow on October 10th 2012, we are still eager to see the rest of the collection that the designers have to offer us. And just when we think Fashion Week is over, we once again are fulfilled with more great designers and pieces to look forward to for Spring/Summer 2013.           

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