Get Up Close And Personal With Day 2 At #AIFW

Sanaa Shah , 14 Oct 2016
Sona Mohapatra for Virtues by Viral, Ashish & Vikrant at AIFW SS 16'
Sona Mohapatra for Virtues by Viral, Ashish & Vikrant at AIFW SS ’17

Day 1 of The FDCI presents Amazon India Fashion Week SS ’17 was amazing but Day 2 was even better, if you can believe it. More variety in aesthetic, designs and trends were showcased all day. Shruti Sancheti, Urvashi Kaur, Payal Pratap, Anavila Misra, and Abraham & Thakore were some of our personal favourites on Day 2. But Rajesh Pratap Singh stole the show, we think. Having seen the simplicity and complexity he maintains in his designs, makes me fall in love over and over again.

Take a look at some of our favourites from day 2!

1.Virtues By Viral, Ashish & Vikrant

This show unravelled their love for handloom. It was a womenswear show that mainly featured designs created in an organic fabric called Kotpad that originated in Odisha. Sona Mohapatra walked the ramp while singing songs to her favourite tunes. It was a show worth watching!

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2. Pinnacle By Shruti Sancheti

This collection was a contemporary interpretation of appliqued fabric, prints and folk influences in terms of details. Why Shruti Sancheti‘s collection was called the “Folk Flair” was because it infused elements from the handicraft community with a twist of modernity in the collection.

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3. Prama By Pratima Pandey

While Pratima Pandey stuck to her trademark silhouette that she’s known for, the innovation in her designs that were displayed through the details. We absolutely loved the simplicity and the wearability of her creations.

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4. Urvashi Kaur

Urvashi Kaur‘s collection showcased a mix of print, plaid and multiple innovative silhouettes. The one thing we loved about her designs is that they are rustic and approachable.

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5. Akaaro By Gaurav Jai Gupta

His collection had androgyny and feminity at the same time. We adored the simplicity portrayed through shimmery fabrics.

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6. Anavila

Clean lines and simple style is what defines her aesthetic. It was a sustainable and a fabulously functional collection for women with unconventional style. I love that artsy vibe she always maintains.

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7. Payal Pratap

Payal Pratap’s collection came in shades of red, blue and beige keeping the silhouettes basic and simple. I also witnessed a mix of floral and geometrics in her collection that was interesting.

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8. Abraham & Thakore

Dark hues and geometric prints were the stars of this show. We absolutely loved the slight tweaking of the age-old traditional Indian silhouettes to fit into the modern women.

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9. Ashish N Soni

Here the men and women were both dressed in sharp menswear. In today’s day and age where men and women are equal, this seemed to be the perfect ode.

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Ashish N Soni - AIFWSS17
Ashish N Soni - AIFWSS17
`Ashish N Soni - AIFWSS17
Ashish N Soni - AIFWSS17
Ashish N Soni - AIFWSS17


10. Rajesh Pratap Singh

This collection belonged to a world of asymmetry and bold graphics. You will see his handwoven wool ikat blending in with high-tech textiles to represent the perfection in the in the imperfect world of today.

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And that brings us to the end of day 2! Stay tuned, we’re going to be bringing you all the madness from AIFW right here – Day 3, let’s do this!

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