11 Things We Loved About FDCI's Fashion Week! #AIFW Autumn/Winter 2015

MissMalini , 07 Apr 2015
MissMalini and Sunil Sethi
MissMalini and Sunil Sethi

As you know from our many (many) Instagram pix, Team MissMalini‘s fashion peeps spent the last week in Delhi attending show after fabulous show at AIFW! (The Fashion Design Council of India’s runway extravaganza that brings together the best that Indian fashion has to offer.) Here’s a peek at all the things Marvin, Anushka and I loved best – from ramp to the bar :) xoxo

1. The first show of the season ended up in the hospital!

No, not in the literal sense. Rajesh Pratap Singh presented his new collection amidst hospital beds and nurses having seizures on the runway! While it all sounds a bit grim, the final result was absolute genius.

Rajesh Pratap Singh on Day 1 at #AIFW
Rajesh Pratap Singh on Day 1 at #AIFW

P.S. His press kits came in the form of a bright red medicine box, with the slickest pair of cat-eye sunglasses inside – love!

Don’t miss our interview with the man himself…

2. And the day ended with a fairytale!

Anju Modi knows how to tell a story. From the whimsical garments that came accessorised with crowns, and shoes with wings to match to fairytale shades of Red Riding Hood red and Cinderella blue.

Anju Modi on Day 1 at #AIFW
Anju Modi on Day 1 at #AIFW

Check out the dreamy lineup right here!

3. When Rohit & Rahul of Cue did it a bit differently…

They showed us that even a cozy press preview can be as fabulous as a full blown show if done right!

4. Team MissMalini found the recipe to great fashion!

Key Ingredients: Cinnamon for spice, sugar syrup for sweetness and mint, because after you drink this, you’re going to need some!

5. Amit Aggarwal introduced us to his love child.

A pret line, AM.IT was born and it came with separates to die for! Read about it all here.

Amit Aggarwal at FDCI Presents AIFW A/W'15
Amit Aggarwal at FDCI Presents AIFW A/W’15

We had a chat with him to know more about the collection, watch it here:

6. And when Abraham & Thakore showed us how it was cool to reuse.

Their collection came full of leftover fabrics, buttons and even embellishments made out of discarded x-rays – wow!

Abraham & Thakore For FDCI Presents AIFW A/W'15
Abraham & Thakore at FDCI Presents AIFW A/W’15

Here’s what else they had to say…

7. That time REAL people walked down the runway!

Grazia India‘s Ekta Rajani, Elton Fernandez, Rakesh Thakore and more took over as models for 11.11’s show.

Eleven Eleven at FDCI Presents AIFW A/W'15
Eleven Eleven at FDCI Presents AIFW A/W’15

8. Pankaj & Nidhi’s super powers!

They proved that hard work and a strong hold on doing what you love with the one you love is the best high! What a gorgeous collection it was!

Pankaj & Nidhi at FDCI Presents AIFW A/W'15
Pankaj & Nidhi at FDCI Presents AIFW A/W’15

9. When a marching band provided the music and living dolls walked down the runway :)

Aneeth Arora knows how to put up a great show. From the band to the military precision clothing and the press kits – everything was top notch!

Péro by Aneeth Arora at FDCI Presents AIFW A/W'15
Péro by Aneeth Arora at FDCI Presents AIFW A/W’15

10. And when Rohit Bal busted a move on the ramp!

You already know that the finale at AIFW featured 50 models and 25 designers on the runway. What you may not know is that Rohit Bal danced down the runway and damn, the guy’s got some moves!

Rohit Bal at AIFW
Rohit Bal at AIFW

11. Playing dress up!

My stylist extraordinaire helped style me up for the whole week and I loved every single look! (Thank you for the hair and makeup, MAC Cosmetics and Monsoon Salon!) Here’s a peak at what I wore and basically why I love my job :)

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MissMalini in Rimzim Dadu
MissMalini in Rimzim Dadu
MissMalini in Rimzim Dadu
MissMalini in Rimzim Dadu
MissMalini in AND by Anita Dongre
MissMalini in AND by Anita Dongre
MissMalini in Malini Ramani
MissMalini in Pallavi Mohan (Not So Serious)
MissMalini in Pallavi Mohan (Not So Serious)


Now, leave us a comment if you love fashion and want to see more fashion week coverage in the weeks ahead. Psst! We’ll even take some of you lucky commenters along for the fabulous ride :)

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