PRINTS AND TEXTURES: Mostly leaf and floral patterns with occasional baroque influences at Jaya Misra, India inspired prints like namaste print, Devnagari typography, SINS by Smriti Dubey and Shikhar Vaidya put forth geometric and abstract patterns with surface texture (Maxpencars). Sai Suman’s collection titled Oomph in Ocean, being true to its name, featured under water flora and fauna. Star fish, sharks and other marine life came alive on the separates. There was a heavy dose of gossamer as well.
COLOURS: It was a marriage between white and grass green, white and orange before moving on to a canary yellow story followed by varied shades of blue from cobalt to midnight blue, jewel tones including emerald, purple, fuchsia, blue and burgundy at Maxpencars and blues, oranges, monochrome and yellow at SINS. Mainly whites again with touches of bright yellow, cobalt blue, orange, black at Sai Suman.
SILHOUETTES: High hemlines, Kaftan sleeves and asymmetry at Jaya Misra, maillots, maxi dresses for the women and shorts and tights with breezy shirts for the men (SINS), sarees with halter blouses and short dresses with power shoulders and sleeveless jacket suit (Maxpencars), dresses with statement sleeves, bikini, sarong like skirts, maxi dresses, jackets with cropped trousers for men (Sai Suman).
ACCESSORIES: Floral boho headband, 90s floral thong sandals (Jaya Misra) and tons of accessories including bandhni bandanna, cool shades, stacked metal bangles, chunky cuffs, hair accessories, pop colour bib necklace and nathni for the ladies and leather sandals, bandanas and beaded necklaces for the men at the SINS show. Brogues and boat shoes were the choice of accessories for the men at Maxpencars, while women were adorned with mammoth cuffs and neckpieces. Star fish hair clips and strappy heels on women and leather thong sandals for men.
HAIR AND MAKE UP: Glossy pink mouth with romantic wavy hair, neat side pony with a braid at the back matched a matte hot pink mouth at SINS and Maxpencars, updo with flushed winter skin and peach lips.
FRONT ROW GLITZ: Actress Evelyn Sharma (Jaya Misra), Elli Avram(SINS and Maxpencars).
TRENDS WE HEART:
- Conversational prints (SINS), rooted in our culture, are both kitschy and attention grabbing. Perfect for those moments, when you could do with a few stares.
- The trend of wearing mammoth cuffs on both your arms (Maxpencars) is gaining more currency with ever fashion week. Fashion magazine covers have also lavishly endorsed this trend making it worth at least one try.
- One can’t help but notice how popular the leather thong sandals in interesting colour like blue and orange are finding so many takers among the men. Makes us happy! After all, why else would men be motivated to get a manicure done?
- The cropped trousers with jacket (Sai Suman) will soon become a hit pair. As men experiment more with their wardrobes, this too, is something they would want to give closet space to, for it’s a young and fun way of dressing up for an event.