Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Day 3 Highlights: Mrinalini, Divyam Mehta, Gayatri Khanna and Raj Shroff

Sue Castellino , 08 Apr 2011

Mrinalini

Mrinalini
Mrinalini

Quilted jackets, Anular Shoulders, Shape.Structure and Texture. Graphic. Black. White.

Mrinalini kicked off with the show with a really strong collection focusing on angular silhouettes. It was an ultra-modern contemporary look at graphic novels. looking at the line sheet even the names of her garments have graphic comic names like Sketch-pen, Ice Cube jacket, Spiderman Dress!

Divyam Mehta

Divyam Mehta
Divyam Mehta

Indian Gothic, Satin, Monochromatic Black, crinkled chiffons. Dark.

At first sight it appear very Gothic, yet looking at it again it has an Indian aesthetic. The black on black monochromatic theme flowed throughout the collection making it cohesive. I”m not a fan of crinkle fabrics, however it was used well in some of the dresses.
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Walnut by Nidhi & Divta Gambhir

Walnut
Walnut

Dark, Structured, felt appliqué, interesting head gear, cut out dresses and blouses

Their inspiration was based on the concept of Metamorphosis. I liked their play on felt appliqué that gave blouses and waist coast a bit of texture. The strength of the collection was in their layering of garments and their acrylic headgear. All in all a bold collection from two unassuming little girlie designers.

Sanskar by Sonam Dubal

Sanskar
Sanskar
off the ramp @ WIFW
off the ramp @ WIFW

Middle east inspired, morocco hats, Print on Print, opaque panels Nehru collar jackets.

This collection drew heavily from the Middle East with focus on a lot of long jackets and wraps. The colours were dusty desert colours with a hint of sparkle through sequins. On a side note, the front row was more attention grabbing than the show.

SmallShop JasonAnshu

Jason Anshu
Jason Anshu
Celebrity spotting at WIFW
Celebrity spotting at WIFW

Dream state, Candy contrasting colours, Quirky prints and accessories.

The vision was one of an underwater dream state with waft like fabrics that were held in place by jewellery. Their jewellery itself was note worthy from little times to beaten silver seahorses. The eclectic mix of garments and anti fit silhouettes gave the collection a feel of living in a dream.
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