#AIFWAW’17: Earthy Pastels & Reds Took Centrestage on Day 1
The fashion fever has begun yet again, with Amazon India Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2017 on in full swing. Showcasing various designers over the next 5 days, we are yet to see what’s in store for the coming season’s fashion trends. A tribute to handlooms, Day 1 had an interesting play on the hues of black, white, yellow, and grey.
The Handloom School
Kickstarting the 5-day event was The Handloom School that housed designers such as Akaaro, Good Earth, Pero, Antar-Agni, Eka, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Nicobar, Rohit Bal, Sanjay Garg, Suket Dhir, Urvashi Kaur, and 11:11, all in collaboration with Good Earth. Silhouettes of layered black, white, and indigo were an ideal fit for light winters. The entire ambience of the runway was set-up to reflect a lusciously green garden, with models swiveling through the ramp barefoot.
Dabiri, Shruti Sancheti, Rina Dhaka, Shaina NC
A line-up of beautifully and interestingly draped sarees in luxe colours, Shaina NC gave the traditional garment a lovely makeover. Dabiri showcased metallic lehengas, long jackets, and anarkalis, which contrasted the former. Rina Dhaka brought out the stripes for the season with a lot of fun tassels and detailing. Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti focused purely on knife-pleat skirts and capes in warm, earthy tones.
Abraham & Thakore
Keeping the androgynous look in mind, Abraham and Thakore showcased workwear with a relaxed palette of strong colours, such as black, indigo, ivory, and red, in pure cotton. The collection consisted of a mix of Indo-western styles and included a range of pieces from shirts to sarees.
Novita Yunus’ Jakarta Show
Novita Yunus‘ collection was a mix of weather-appropriate light autumn pieces in subtle hues of orange, mint green, and brown. The pieces included intricately cutout jackets, culottes, and, best of all, many asymmetrical separates.
Talking about handlooms, Madhu Jain’s rich textiles and detailed embroidery on ethnic wear was absolutely gorgeous. Whether it was the patolas with that gold touch or ikat prints, the essence of her collection lay in how regal each garment looked.
The highlight of Krishna Mehta’s collection were the ombré pieces that looked ever so elegant on the runway. From fusion dhoti pants, to printed lehengas, this collection is one that will definitely set the party mood for the season.