The Fall-Winter 2013 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) kicks-off today. Pray that the designers show us real fall-winter clothes and not hide behind the overused excuse that most of India hardly has seasons or winter for that matter. If that’s the case, then opt out of fall-winter showings please.
The Day 1 of WLIFW F-W 2013 has an interesting line-up. I am looking forward to Masaba’s debut collection for Satya Paul. The epic brand has first time out-sourced a creative director, post Puneet Nanda’s exit from Satya Paul. But then Pallavi, assistant designer is an old war-horse at Satya Paul with 15 years experience and Masaba is good with prints, which is Satya Paul’s forte. Guess the brand – Satya Paul’s core philosophy would be intact.
Kanika Saluja looks like will present her gold metal studded dresses that she showed sometime back at a soiree. Anupama Dayal too sticking to her forte of interesting textile and vibrant colours in her ‘Ishq-e-Dilli’ collection. Looking forward to it. Vineet Bahl’s last fall-winter collection was great and I am looking forward to his show too. But I believe this time Vineet Bahl is showcasing Indian wear.
And of course I am anxiously looking forward to the last two shows of Day 1 – Pankaj & Nidhi and Namrata Joshipura. Love their work as the raise the bar every season, year after year. Don’t know much about Pankaj & Nidhi’s collection (I like the ‘surprise’ element of a collection.) but have a feeling that Namrata Joshipura is going ‘Monochromatic’. Can’t wait to feast the eyes on them!
NET-A-PORTER.COM is one of the most prestigious and most popular online shopping portals worldwide for high-fashion clothing and accessories. The site adopts a strict screening process for selection of designers and Vineet Bahl is the first designer from India who is now available on Net-A-Porter.Com. It sure is an achievement for Vineet. Here is the link:
This is what Editor writes about Vineet Bahl’s designs: “Bold hand-block prints, innovative texture combinations and fluid silhouettes are the hallmarks of India-based Vineet Bahl’s collections. Using artisanal techniques acquired during his travels around the globe, Bahl incorporates traditional Sardinian and Afghan embroidery into his raw silk and georgette designs. Transport your wardrobe to an exotic new world with hand-finished tunics, brocade swing coats and broderie anglaise dresses.” The images of Vineet Bahl’s creations are from the ‘Editor’s Picks’.
Online Shopping is getting popular by the day and there couldn’t have been a better time than now for Vineet Bahl – the first Indian designer – to be on NET-A-PORTER.COM!
Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Fall-Winter 2012 kicked off yesterday and in many of the day’s shows I had that same question disturbing me – ‘Is this a fall-winter collection?’ Year after year I had raised this question and been shut-up by the staple answer - ‘Besides Delhi there’s no Winter in India.’
Anyway I liked Vineet Bahl’s collection on Day 1. Contemporary Shapes and Silhouettes, Clean Construction, Crafty Detailing and Impeccable Finish – the four pillar’s of Vineet’s collection made it stand apart. The crocheted lacework, the blotch dot print, the trickle-print on simple shifts & tunics, the fine detailing on the yoke and sleeves of dresses and the intricate threadwork were applaudable.
Also loved the modernised application of Kantha work that Vineet Bahl used in the latter part of his collection. And yes the collection was definitely befitting the season – Autumn-Winter 2012. Kudos Vineet!