The third day of the AIFW 2015 was somewhat less busy though as exciting as the others. It represented a celebration of the spirit of fusion. Sophisticated combinations of traditional styles and international trends lit up the ramp with their vibrancy. Here’s an account of the highlights from day 3 of the AIFW 2015.
East Meets West Meets Winter
Winter-wear has never been as quirkily fashionable as on this day. The opening show by Promita Banerjee as well as the following by Tanvi Kedia combined the goodness of Indian fabrics and embroidery with western winter-wear like pants, skirts, jackets and more. EKA’s new line of chic casuals presented much layering and native inspiration, while 11.11 used organic materials to craft an exquisite collection of handmade jackets. Sanchita’s youthful line of uber-glam winter-suited partywear was pitted against the risqué stylistics of Namrita Joshipura’s collection. The day ended with a power-packed performance by designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi – they brought bold and funky creations to the ramp, impressing the fashion police with their experimental aesthetics. All in all, a day of many fashion successes that left audiences quite satisfied.
- Tanvi Kedia’s ‘Jama’ used cultural motifs from Pakistan and Afghanistan and digital prints to embellish her collection of Indian winter-wear. Her eclectic sensibilities and elegant creations won a huge round of applause.
- Inspired by Nyx, the Greek Goddess of the Night, Namrita Joshipura’s line was characterized by plunging necklines, cutwork, peek-a-boo embroidery, corset-like silhouettes and thigh-high slits. Such bold and beautiful outfits have been in short supply in the AIFW 2015, but Joshipura brought sexy back with much oomph.
- 11 used common people and not models to showcase their outfits on the ramp. They wanted their clothes to be modelled by members of their target audience which presents a refreshingly progressive and admirable approach to couture culture.
While Day 3 had several ning collections to offer, it had an aura of calm and subtle activity. The bustle of Day 4 is already calling so you should stay tuned to be part of it!