Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Day 5 Highlights: Dev R Nil, Masaba Gupta, Rahul Mishra and Anand Kabra

Sue Castellino , 11 Apr 2011
Nitin Bal Chauhan (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)
Nitin Bal Chauhan (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)

Dev R Nil

Dev r Nil (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)
Dev r Nil (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)

Cutwork, utilitarian/military for men, Zen like for women, subtle shimmer.

Easy comfort with a hint of the utilitarian hit the ramp for Dev r Nil. Their damask print jackets and shaded blue hue jumpsuit with braid detail made the best impressions for their woman this autumn Winter. Men had military-esque jackets over kurtas and pajamas. Their use of subtle shimmer fabric helped lift the collection without being over powering.

Masaba Gupta

Masaba Gupta (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)
Masaba Gupta (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)

Script print, Vibrant Contrast Colours, Crushed Raw Silk. Dip Dyed, Cowl Stitched Sari

There was a definite change from the youthful power packed spring summer collection she showcased last month. This collection had a deeper more mature undertone, whilst still keeping with her iconic colours and prints. Although I’m not a fan of the concept Sari, her cowl front Sari was one of the few I’ve seen that still maintains the integrity of the traditional sari. Personally I might be a bit bias because I know/like Masaba; yet through each season she has grown and she refines her collections. Something that is important for any designer to do.

Rahul Mishra

Rahul Mishra (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)
Rahul Mishra (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)

Linear, Monochromatic, Simplistic, Chic, Amazing use of sequins, Graphic.

Rahul Mishra made me believe in sequined garments again. His tone on tone sequins done in a graphic/geometrical pattern along with paneled strips of opaque fabric made for a visual treat. The ‘line’ being is a strong factor in collection felt like an over kill; yet, the simplicity of silhouette and design kept it on track. A strong collection one that got better with each passing garment.

Anand Kabra

Anand Kabra (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)
Anand Kabra (Picture Courtesy: Wills Lifestyle)

Global, Contemporary India, Lightness, Crochet Mirror Work, white organza

Anand Kabra taps into what the global Indian woman wants to wear. His collections reflect an experimental woman who wants that Indian touch with an ebb and flow of the current. His western wear had loose dart-less separates that were only given shape by a thin belt. His Indian had an ethereal quality to it, with shifty chiffons and organzas that were brightened by subtle mirror work done on crochet. The collection was a perfect amalgamation for the modern Indian woman.

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