Amazon India Fashion week has just concluded and boy, amazing new trends have come out of the box. The 28th edition of the fashion extravaganza was held from October 12 to 16 at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla, in association with Maybelline New York. ‘India Modern Festive’ being the theme of the gala event, it opened with re-interpretation of chanderi and closed with presentation by designers Alpana-Neeraj and JJ Valaya.
We have scoured some amazingly flattering trends to try – from elaborate cocktail gowns to dhoti pants and capes – to look fabulous at the wedding do.
According to Verve Magazine, Masaba's collection was all about quirk. "Masaba took her signature style to the next level with bold, festive colours and prints. From print-on-print sari-blouses and dhoti pants to capes and funky dresses, there were plenty of quirky options to experiment with, this festive season."
Cocktail gowns, these princess-y gowns with form-flattering cuts and loads of embroideries can be ideal pick for the Indian brides. According to Verve, Sulakshana Monga showed a lineup of glamorous, floor-grazing gowns in moss green, champagne and dusty wine. While the cuts were form-flattering and feminine, we thought the gowns were overstuffed with details.
According to Vogue, This season, the designer stuck to her guns with a romantic collection titled ‘Sweet Nectar’. Drawing inspiration from the honeybee, voluminous layers of tulle in feminine hues mimicked the hive and the complexity of its chambers. Relaxed silhouettes came adorned with quilled floral applique, reminiscent of the circular movements of a bee.
The highlight of Day-5 was the stunning collection presented by JJ Vallaya and Alpana Neeraj. "This collection saw the guru and the shishya come together on one platform. It combined JJ Valaya’s grandeur and opulence through the use of motifs and fine fabrics with Alpana-Neeraj’s restrained sculpting. Both these designers together offered pieces that were festive and modern in spirit and brought together two strikingly different sensibilities and contrasting aesthetics," shares Verve.
A total of 110 designers took part in the event with selections primarily curated for festivities. While the introduction was all about shimmery sarees and floor-length gowns, the conclusion was about all cocktail gowns and kitschy prints. All-in-all, the fashion show concluded on a high note.
The conclusion of Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 and its highlights