«Submitted by Lavanya, Student at Pearl Academy, Delhi»
The fourth day of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week here saw a glimpse of two different worlds through the collection of Pia Pauro, and a range by designer trio Viral, Ashish and Vikrant and the collection by bodice.
Pauro came up with a boho-chic collection titled ‘Riders On the Storm’. The collection took the audience on a wild Savannah. Inspired by Navajo, a folkart, her collection was rural yet underlined with contemporary and style quotient.
Models were seen wearing elaborated quirky head-gears with intricate details with feathers which gave a very tribal feel to her collection. The collection varied from Wrap dresses, kaftans to lehngas and sarees and not to miss out on the cocktail dresses which were entirely hand embroidered in cut-work embroidery. She made use of cotton and silk with the color palette that looked inspired from Arizona desert and the rocky mountains. Colors like yellow, burnt orange, pepper pink, cornflour blue, bone white and khaki were used in her collection. The embroideries were inspired by appliques in horse motifs and tipis.
All in all, it was a collection people would love to get their hands on to. It was simply phenomenal.
The other collection “Virtues” by Viral, Ashish and Vikrant was a romance between Military and Steam-punk with an Indian touch. This combination was highly appreciated and was visually very appealing. The inspiration was derived from Terrorism. Yes, terrorism and how the military saves us from evil. Hence, the camouflage prints to indicate their lives. Just like military is divided into different sections, the collection was also separated through colours like green, yellow and brown. Soft subtle embroideries of zardozi were seen on the long flowy silhouettes. Mirrors and silk thread is used on satin, georgette and chanderi. Black Spectacles and fancy ear covers made the collection even more eloquent.
Later that evening, audience witnessed “Bodice”. A bodice historically, is an article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist. In modern usage it typically refers to a specific type of upper garment common in Europe during the 16th to the 18th century, or to the upper portion of a modern dress to distinguish it from the skirt and sleeves. Vouge India Fashion Fund presented Bodice that showcased an admirable collection on the ramp with great pride. The collection had interesting pallet of pastel colors and the designs were inspired by the modern day women.