Priyadarshini knows her market and the needs of her buyers well; therefore, her label Sepia is already a hit in the short time that it has been in the store. The label presented a collection reminiscent of the vintage years in muted tones but with touches of contemporary styling that took it to a more edgy fashion level. Here was a line of garments that could move effortlessly from day to evening wear, made from soft fluid silks and georgettes with detailing that was tonal yet interesting as satin stripes, water color prints, burnouts, and silks were teamed with denims and jersey.
‘Rishta’ Arjun Saluja’s label had a very futuristic look, that moved through the dimension giving a star-wars-like feel. To prove his creative instincts to the ultimate limits, Arjun stuck to a colour palette of just three tones—brown, grey and ink blue in fabrics that were natural but textured with amazing detailing. Bringing in vintage silhouettes, which had appliqué, hand painting, prints and stitching techniques Arjun had jackets, skirts, dresses, long gowns and a few men’s wears. The garments had a distinct military touch, which was brought into a futuristic zone with the styling
Kaushie Adiseshan presented her label ‘Pink Elf’ as one label, two fabrics and three inspirations. Working around the three inspirations of euphoria, rapture and bliss, Kaushie named each garment after a female goddess from Greek and Indian mythology. Also keeping the shades under control—Bliss had mainly amber tones, Rapture had lots of red and Euphoria was drama in black
With her vast experience of retailing in the USA, Europe and the Middle East, Gayatri Khanna’s Art Deco line will be a hit around the world in the coming season.Presenting a formal line of women’s wear, Gayatri Khanna opened the show, using art deco as a theme, with a white/gold butterfly sleeve mini then added some pink/blue printed jersey slim skirts and gowns, and a wine satin will-power bubble. The embroidery glistened as it decorated the garments on neck, hem, straps and sleeves.Her finale creation, worn by Yana Gupta, was a splendid black/gold embroidered butterfly cape over a gold gown, which would be a dream outfit for any woman craving to make a show stopping entry.
Known for his controlled inspirations for his collections, Vineet Bahl created a beautifully crafted line for his Indjapink label called ‘A Walk through Fall’. Vineet’s fabrics were softly textured as velvet, silk matka, chiffon, georgette and even suede was worked on to give a more ornate feel and look. Keeping his silhouettes short ‘A’ line, with a few maxis added, Vineet had enough show stoppers to make the ensembles one of the prettiest on the ramp.
Nandita Mahtani's 'Ananya' label kept its promise with the most tantalizing regal dresses, brocade coats, velvet minis/jumpsuits, chiffon embroidered skirts and double-breasted coat dresses. Royal fashion needs only the best and Nandita got it all together in perfect proportions with her inspiration drawn from Maharajas with a 60s twist. But for the finale it has to be a "Maharaja" who will end this "royal" presentation. So show anchor, director, stylist, and designer, and now, model—Karan Johar took to the ramp in a black velvet achkan with an impressive pearl brooch
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