The last day of Wills India Fashion Week is always about the finale. This season, Namrata Joshipura closed fashion week, and from the minute the show started, you knew she was in the mood to dazzle. She lit the ramp to mirror her embroidery pattern for the season. Sporty glam is one the strongest trends of the season, a style that Namrata is known for. While she kept references to sportswear, this was a very clean & sharp collection. Starting with a playsuit, the designer worked her way into long evening dresses. A mainly black and gold colour palette, she showed some serious evening wear. Shapes like the column injected with a good dose of skin-show added a feel of sensuality.
The styling was also clean but there is no question that Namrata is feeling intense as warrior style head gear, metal pieces on the mouth, and the use of fringing all pointed to this. She proved tribal can be urbane too.
Beading has always been something Namrata has understood, and her surface ornamentation can only be described as intense yet sophisticated be it on leather or on a jumpsuit. These clothes were all about making a statement, and I am sure many a celebrity will turn to Namrata when they are looking to step on to the red carpet.
Closing the show was a celebrity known for her love of dressing up – Kangana Ranaut. It seemed that there some fitting issues with the dress, as the actor found it hard to walk down the ramp – the trail of her dress seemed to trouble her, Kangana managed to deal with the situation with grace. All in all, this collection called ‘Electron” ensured that Wills India Fashion ended on a strong note!
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