The 4th day of the fashion week saw some sizzling collections presented by ace fashion designers Ritu Beri and Manish Arora.
True to her sensibilities, Ritu Beri, presented a collection inspired by her culture. Being a Punjabi, the colours and magnificence showcased in her collection were truly a treat to the onlooker. Titled aptly Punjabi Rock and Roll, Ritu Beri took the traditional attires to another level. The choice of colours ranging right from pastels, whites, dark and metallic with Swarovski’s, satins, silks, nets, rich brocades, etc. was ornately presented by Ritu Beri through the different ensembles. The fashionable look ranged from gararas, long jackets, gowns inspired by Sarees, Patiala Salwar, Kurtas and voluminous Ghagras.
The last segment on Day 4 was presented by ace fashion designer Manish Arora through his traditional Indian collection. A combination of colours inspired by the baroque period and Buddhist temples along with his exquisitely designed jewellery; the fabrics and textiles ranged from chiffons, silks, crepe to beautiful hand-woven silk brocade. Georgettes were used to design the ornate display of ensemble that included Lehengas, Saris, Churidars, Anarkalis, etc. Each costume had a unique amalgamation of zardozi, metals, leather, stones and crystals beautifully fitted into them. A true delight to the viewer, the collection of Manish Arora ended day 4 with panache and grace.
Day 5 was marked by the presence of world-class fashion designers Gaurav Gupta and Manish Malhotra.
The red carpet presentation of ‘Lightfall’ by Gaurav Gupta kept the audience captured with his exquisite designs and applique ensembles. The collection spoke for itself with beautiful gowns and offshoots of Lehengas and Sarees. The colour palette consisted of neon to moon grey to dust gold to teal and ecru with a collocation of variety of techniques of Indian craftsmanship.
The Grand finale of the Fashion Week was by none other than ace designer Manish Malhotra. His collection inspired by the era of royalty- 1930’s, left the audience captivated. The colour palette was a combination of mustard, royal blue and beige, red and ochre all creating a vintage look. The Lehengas, Anarkalis, Sarees were beautifully crafted with ornate embroidery, zardozi, velvets, silver and gold thread work along with Chantilly lace that was used during that period were gracefully presented by Manish Malhotra. A finale with élan and opulence, Manish Malhotra truly brought the Indian Couture Week to a perfect end!