Titled 'Ocean Breeze' Deepika's collections were
inspired by the sand caressing foam and shaped by waves
that whisper-so her creations were feminine and flirtatious
in sheer, silken and sensual silhouettes-suited to showcase
the human form. The shades included forthy foamy whites,
crystal clear blue, jade greens and sea sapphires.
Rabani And Rekha
The duo created crisp dynamic silhouettes which were
accentuate by extensive use of embroideries done in
tonal hues. While the silhouettes were western, the
collection was very Indian. The fabrics included sensual
satins, soft georgettes and drapy chiffons which were
used to create fitted churi trousers, skirts, corsets
and body hugging dresses for the sexy, modern woman.
& Shane Peacock
The collection with a very bohemian look was a mix of
the sensuous, fluid and glamorous with a lot of prints-which
were in a mix of florals, animal prints with a hint
of embroidery in fabrics like velvet, knit, chiffon,
crushed silk, georgettes. The look was ultra sexy.
It was a collection inspired by the youthfulness of
Lord Krsna, with a hip, young and contemporary feel.
There were jeweled tees with digitally printed images
of the Lord encrusted with Swarovski pearls and crystals,
fluid and drippy lowers in rayons and stretch satns,
flowncy skirts in varied lengths.
Tahiliani's show was a heady mix of luxury and opulence.
The use of coins and feathers added a feeling of middle
eastern charm. There were his signature fluted corset
blouses, most of his t-shirts had jewelling details,
digital print kaftans were worn on jeans. Gypsy skirts
were in a new entrant into the Tarun Tahiliani style.
All in whites to symbolize purity of thoughts, Rohit
Bal went back to his Kashmiri roots and "Wark Ka
Kaam" a gold and silver leaf printing technique
from Kashmir was revived for his collection. The silhouettes
were Vintage Bal- empire line long tops, jackets with
Nehru style collars and full ghera skirts.
Anju Modi presented a line that was Indo-Western-the
collection included coins and tiered skirts for the
gypsy look, tops with Capri trousers, pyjama style bottoms.
Aysymmetry as well as double layering was a style that
Anju seemed to enjoy. Sensuous yet soft, yet hard (because
of metallic foiling), it was a very wearable collection.
Titled 'Absolute Progression' Namrata Joshipura's collection
was soft yet strong. This was for the city girl fashionista
was has a genteel side to her. Burnt Oranges, Deep blues
and Olive greens were the predominant colors. Soft velvets,
drop waists, cowls and wrap tops gave it a very easy
and free flowing feel.
Known for his styling and layering Sabyasachi delivered
a collection with all the traits expected from him-hand
printing, block printing and modern versions of the
saree. Large sleeves and oversized shirts gave these
designs a floating feel. Muddy colors dominated. A very
romantic looks from the designer.
There was a casual comfort about the look. Anamika picked
up a lot from men's details for her women's collection;
there were gunbelts, pinstripes and suspenders. Yet
there was nothing hard. It had a soft feel, and even
there was gold in some outfits it never shone. Crochet,
soft cottons, wrap dresses and tops gave a genteel look.