Lehengas, Couture Gowns & Everything In Between From Day 1 Of AIFW AW18

Hrishitaa Sharma
Day 1 AIFW AW18
Day 1 AIFW AW18

It’s that time of the year when we pack our most fashionable wardrobe, hope to dodge the excess baggage line and head to the country’s capital. With nothing but one mission to cover the best at Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2018; bringing you tons of fashion inspiration. The illustrious fashion week has a mix of noteworthy designers that increase our fashion appetite every year and some young blood that expand our concepts with their fresh creativity. So you can imagine our excitement when the first day of AIFW was everything we hoped for and more. Here’s a run-through of all the enthralling shows we saw sitting front row.

1. Samant Chauhan

All these years, the designer has shown outstanding understanding by using white as his canvas and elaborating it with colours and textures. The collection tied back to his memories from his childhood of alternating between light and dark. Hence we see it marvel in the absence of colour with a witty play of darkness in silhouettes and contours.

Exit
Samant Chauhan at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Samant Chauhan at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Samant Chauhan at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Samant Chauhan at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Samant Chauhan at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Samant Chauhan at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Samant Chauhan at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi

2. Anupama Dayal

The designer who is known for her colourful art with adventurous motifs and prints also gave us a spin on the famous traditional weave of Lucknow—Chikankari. The show alternated between colour and white on white contemporary silhouettes. From long-form kurtas to beach cover-ups, the collection had something for every soul.

Exit
Anupamaa by Anupama Dayal at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Anupamaa by Anupama Dayal at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Anupamaa by Anupama Dayal at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Anupamaa by Anupama Dayal at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Anupamaa by Anupama Dayal at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi

3. Patine

The collection drew inspiration from the culture of Uzbekistan. We deeply appreciated the Uzbek patterns and embroidery on new age silhouettes. The mix of colourful embroidery with edgy fringes and textures, really made the collection stand out for every girl who always craves a little statement.

Exit
Patine at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Patine at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Patine at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Patine at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Patine at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi

4. Abraham & Thakore

The much-awaited show of Abraham & Thakore showcased its investigation from the streets of Delhi. The collection named #SadakSmart was influenced by the diversity of the city’s colours, pageantry and art. The line had some stellar pieces we’d want to see in our wardrobes.

Exit
Abraham & Thakore at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Abraham & Thakore at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Abraham & Thakore at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Abraham & Thakore at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Abraham & Thakore at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Abraham & Thakore at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi

5. Adarsh Gill

The collection was inspired by 1950’s Parisian fashion, adapted by icons like Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Fiona Campbell. The pieces were interspersed with classic style and modern forms holding relevance in today’s high-paced fashion industry.

Exit
Defiance by Adarsh Gill at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Defiance by Adarsh Gill at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Defiance by Adarsh Gill at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Defiance by Adarsh Gill at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Defiance by Adarsh Gill at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi

6. Shymal & Bhumika

The collection set against a dark forest showcased the drama of autumn. As the deep colour palette of heavy greens, wines romanced twilight blues. The botanical silk skirts, flowing organza sarees and statement velvet lehengas caught our attention. The muse of the show Diana Penty completed the affair in a velvet top and a bottle green skirt with intricate embroidery all over. Simply splendid!

Exit
Diana Penty walking for Shyamal & Bhumika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Shyamal & Bhumika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Shyamal & Bhumika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Shyamal & Bhumika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Shyamal & Bhumika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Shyamal & Bhumika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi

7. Ashish N Soni X Gauri & Nainika

For the first time, two prodigious designer labels—Ashish N Soni and Gauri & Nainika showcased their collection together on the runway. The one thing that tied them together was the slayage caused by Vaani Kapoor who walked in the showstopper outfits for both the designers. Ashish N Soni showcased a stupendous collection of pitch black and pure whites for men while Gauri & Nainika amazed us with powerful feminine designs.

Exit
Vaani Kapoor walking for Nexa presents Ashish N Soni with Gauri & Nainika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Nexa presents Ashish N Soni with Gauri & Nainika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Nexa presents Ashish N Soni with Gauri & Nainika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Nexa presents Ashish N Soni with Gauri & Nainika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Ashish N Soni with Gauri & Nainika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi
Vaani Kapoor walking for Nexa presents Ashish N Soni with Gauri & Nainika at Amazon India Fashion Week AW18 in New Delhi

So that’s a wrap from all that you had to see from day one of AIFW. Make sure you follow  @missmalinifashion and @missmalinibeauty on Instagram for more updates from the scene.

Related Stories
COMMENTS
More Fashion