AIFW Day 1

Holla,

How are you guys?

So past few days have been really hectic courtesy  Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2016 that was held from 16th-20th March at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Unlike last year, this year I was covering the event so I attended all five days barring only a few shows and honestly, I had a blast. Also, it was great fun interacting with all my fellow bloggers, photographers, stylists and other fashion enthusiasts. 🙂

The five-day fashion extravaganza brought together various eminent designers from the fashion industry to showcase the best of their Autumn Winter collection.

Day 1:

What I Wore:

 

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(Outfit: Shirt Dress- Zara, Shoes & Earrings- H&M, Bag-Accessorize, Sunglasses- Koovs, Watch-Guess, Lipstick- Heroine by MAC)

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Varun Bahl

Varun Bahl opened the show on Day 1. His collection Nocturne inspired by the creatures of the night, played with romantic ruffles and soft pleated sheers. I loved the fur collars and glossy loafers. Also, the sequined detailing on the outfits with creatures like squirrels, owls and horses embroidered on the them, was an eye-catcher.

 

 

Varun Bahl, Amazon India Fashion Week, Autmn

 

Varun Bahl, Amazon India Fashion Week, Autmn

 

Varun Bahl, Amazon India Fashion Week, Autmn

 

Akaaro By Gaurav Jai Gupta

Gaurav Jai Gupta’s Mumuksha sought a different flavor and what caught my attention the most was the designs. Hand woven cotton, tussar silk, zari silk and dori silk shirt dresses, long jackets and loose pants were definitely the highlights of this collection.

 

 

 

 

 

Akaaro, Amazon India Fashion Week, Autum-Winter 2016.

Hemant & Nandita

Undoubtedly my favorite from Day 1, Hemant & Nandita’s Autumn Winter collection was a modern take on retro dressing. The embellished bombers and the embroidered jackets in gold thread work were the high points of this show.

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Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan

Pallavi Mohan’s collection Synthesis was an amalgamation of fabrics ranging from woolens, satins, silk organza and soft velvet, making it a perfect winter wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shantanu & Nikhil

Shantanu & Nikhil’s  ‘The Last Walk’ represented the new-age bride who is bold, strong and creates her own existence . The use of  lace, drapes, tiers and ruffles in colors like grey, white, beige and red painted a beautiful picture with each outfit telling its unique story.

 

 

 

 

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Kiran Uttam Ghosh

Kiran Uttam Ghosh’s collection ‘Silver’ was a celebration of excess and maximalism. The ensembles were seen in tones of silver, teal, indigo blue and deep reds. Major inspiration was taken from jewelry textures for the embroidery and textile selection.

 

 

 

Rina Dhaka

Designer Rina Dhaka brought knitwear back on the runway. The collection focused on shapes, structures and graphic patterns. Off shoulders, boat necks and sweater dresses were largely seen on the ramp.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gaurav Gupta

Day 1 ended with Gaurav Gupta’s beautiful collection ‘Melt’. According to him, the inspiration behind this one was the looming reality of climate change. He even gave away press kits that included a T-shirt with a melting planet, with the words “I’m having a nervous breakdown” on it.

It was quite interesting to see the long molten gowns, the structured asymmetric jackets with trousers and structured embroidered jackets with pockets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All pictures have been taken by my friend and photographer, Tarun Chawla. Do check out his work here.

Day 2 highlights coming next! Stay tuned. 😀

 

Much Love ❤

Ciao!

 

 

Author: Naina

I'm a Delhi based Blogger and Makeup Artist expressing myself and my desire and love for fashion and beauty through this blog!

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