AkkiDokie Fashion Diary: Day 1 and Day 2 at Amazon India Fashion Week

By on March 16, 2018

Spring might be in the air, but the Indian fashion fraternity is fixated on the collections for autumn winter 2018 being presented at the Amazon India Fashion Week.

The 5-day fashion extravaganza kicked off on 14th March and will be featuring collections and stall exhibits by close to a 100 designers.

Here’s a snapshot of all that happened on Day 1:

The fashion week was opened by a show of strength from Samant Chauhan which saw him descending to the depths of black or the absence of colour for inspiration. His collection featuring detailed embroidery and ruffles was a fitting ode to monochrome.

Collection Pictures - Designer Samant Chauhan showcases his autumn winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (3)Collection Pictures - Designer Samant Chauhan showcases his autumn winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (6)Collection Pictures - Designer Samant Chauhan showcases his autumn winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (2)

 

Anupama Dayal injected the day with a dose of quirk with her colourful printed ensembles. Inspired by her travels and the city of Lucknow, the collection had beautiful outfits embroidered in chikankari work.

Anupama Dayal presents autum winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (2)Anupama Dayal presents autum winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (3)Anupama Dayal presents autum winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (5)

 

Adarsh Gill presented ‘Defiance’, a collection which harked back to the 1950s, drawing on the glamour and elegance of old Hollywood.

Autumn Winter collection 2018 Defiance by Adarsh Gill at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (10)Autumn Winter collection 2018 Defiance by Adarsh Gill at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (11)Autumn Winter collection 2018 Defiance by Adarsh Gill at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (6)

 

Diana Penty turned show stopper for Shyamal and Bhumika, who showcased ‘A Parisian Symphony’ featuring delicate florals in autumnal tones.
(L - R) Shyamal, Diana Penty and BhumikaShyamal and Bhumika showcased autumn winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (5)

Patine by Shon Randhawa and Geeti Mehra presented a collection that reminded us just why we love Delhi winters. The collection featured jackets and coats in moody military green with beautiful floral embroidery that drew on traditional embroidery from Uzbekistan.

Collection Pictures - Patine presents autumn winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 3 (1)Collection Pictures - Patine presents autumn winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 3 (4)Collection Pictures - Patine presents autumn winter collection at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 3 (5)

 

Ashish N Soni, who is celebrating 25 years in the fashion industry joined forces with Gauri and Nainika to present a show that had glamorous gowns and sharply tailored tuxedos in a palette of black and white. Vaani Kapoor added a dash of stardust by turning showstopper for their show.

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Day 2:

Rina Dhaka’s dark bewitching blooms told a tale of the subversive spirit of the seventies where mix and match rule the roost as knife pleats co-exist with big sleeves and slouched shoulders. Actress Rhea Chakraborty was the showstopper for the designer in an ethereal silver and white creation,

Honor 9 Lite Presents Rina Dhaka at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (3)Rhea Chakraborty with Rina Dhaka

Komal and Ratul Sood explored performance tailoring for the modern man at the same time, putting an emphasis on using natural silks dyed with ‘Arashi’ dyeing technique to provide an escape from a world of technology.

collection by Kommal and Ratul Sood at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (1)collection by Kommal and Ratul Sood at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (2)collection by Kommal and Ratul Sood at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (3)

 

Popular Bollywood actor Kartik Aryan turned showstopper for designer Pawan Sachdeva’s collection Animate that showcased clean and modern silhouettes with a variety of jackets to choose from.

Collection of Pawan Sachdeva at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (7)Showstopper Kartik Aryan for Pawan Sachdeva at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (2)

 

Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan brought the vibrancy of ‘Winter Dahlias’ in delicate swirls of georgette, tulle and silk with a dash of velvet.

Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (1)Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (3)Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (2)

 

Vineet Bahl turned to the Balkan peninsula for inspiration and his collection saw a smattering of hand beading and embroidery in blood orange, cerulean and sunflower yellow along with antique gold and silver accents.

collection by Vineet Bahl at FDCI AIFW AW2018 (2)collection by Vineet Bahl at FDCI AIFW AW2018 (3)collection by Vineet Bahl at FDCI AIFW AW2018 (5)

Nitin Bal Chauhan’s collection featuring displaced seams, oversized clothes, shifted pockets aims to capture the spirit of people displaced by strife.

Honor 9 Lite Presents Nitin Bal Chauhan at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (1)Honor 9 Lite Presents Nitin Bal Chauhan at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (3)Honor 9 Lite Presents Nitin Bal Chauhan at FDCI AIFW AW 2018 (5)

 

 

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