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The Grand Finale of the five day fashion spectacular, the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2016 based on “India Modern” theme showcased creations of nine ace fashion designers which included names like, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Anju Modi. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi witnessed a motley of some fine creations by these talented designers.
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The whole idea was to exhibit the correlation of fashion with the spirit of times and with the vision of a sartorial modern India as it maintains it rich heritage through the classic weaves and craftsmanship. Day 5 was all about unique styles and cuts. So let’s take a quick roundup of the super creations by the nine stalwart designers.
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Rajesh Pratap Singh
Taking a cue from his Gold Rush collection, the veteran designer Rajesh Pratap Singh gave us garments in midnight blue with handprinted gold motifs. His designs introduced us to fine zardozi work linear silhouettes and a style that was inspired from the Pichwai painting technique of Rajasthan. We also loved the concept of long jackets with pants, the fluid shapes and sleek patterns.
We must say that we simply loved Rahul Mishra’s creations which seemed to be inspired from his own collection at the Paris Fashion Week. The use of plenty of motifs on long flowing skirts, Khadi evening gowns that was a sight to behold with those flower motifs.
Anju Modi stayed loyal to her signature work of intricate embroidery on rich hues that reelected the royal charm. Her creations continued with the dazzling mirror work, block printing and gorgeous zardozi on the quintessential anarkalis, lehengas and on the modern yet traditional asymmetrical skirts.
Abraham and Thakore
The eternal ghagra cholis took a contemporary twist with intriguing hoods attached created by the duo David Abraham and Rajesh Thakore for their collection, Shimmer. We especially loved the use of gold and dust spread along the couture. They transformed the traditional Gujarati kedia into modern silhouettes that gathered all the applauds.
Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna
While the designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna focused on tie-and-dye collection for women that featured trendy jackets paired with trousers and skirts, they also men’s regalia in combination of red and beige.
Samant Chauhan’s line was all about lengthy dresses in shades of grey that were highlighted with fine embroidery on flared silhouettes and asymmetrical hemlines.
Pankaj and Nidhi
For Pankaj and Nidhi it was all about orange and pink shades that brightened up the ultra-feminine fishtail dresses. The look was balanced with funky hair streaks in the same hues of pink and orange.
Sheer ruffles and clear peplums formed the futuristic collection of Amit Aggarwal that had that ethnic touch and yet so contemporary. The lace defined ensembles in vibrant shades like, orange, red and blue are oh so trendy.
For Aneeth Arora it was more of traditional approach with fabrics woven in Benarasi and Chanderi technique enhanced with block printing on maxi dresses.