WLIFW A/W 2011: Day One

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Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta (not to be confused with the other GG) after having a very successful debut last season went for a more de-structured look for Autumn/Winter. The collection consisted of dresses and separates in fabrics like cottons, wools and silk in earthy tones.

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

If you are looking for structured fits, classic lines and conventional silhouettes then Kallol isn’t the designer for you. The designer is all about rebelling against all of the things above and so you got to see a lot of unstructured tunics pleated at odd angles to give us relaxed laid-back looks. Our favorites were the clock-print (minus the hair detail, but of course) and the geometric dress.

Kallol Datta, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean it has to be devoid of color. Urvashi Kaur and Rehane gave us plenty of it with their collections. Urvashi carried forward color-blocking well into winter by way of tie-dye tunics, wrap jackets, waist coats paired with Moroccan salwars, churidaar pants. Scarves prominently featured throughout the collection.

If Urvashi’s collection was more about loose and relaxed fits, Rehane’s was more about short fitted mini dresses featuring of lloral mesh lace . Accessories comprising of multi-stripe belts and head-peices also played a major part in the presentation.

Urvashi Kaur, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Rehane, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Tarun Tahiliani was the last to present on day 1 of WLIFW in a sponsored show (by 3C). One immediately saw a Chinese influence in presentation by way of the farmer conical straw hats but it was also mirrored in the structured cropped jackets and long coats seen on some of the models. The collection also included many of the trademark Tahiliani sari-inspired draped gowns, anarkalis and saris/jackets combos.

Tarun Tahiliani, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Tarun Tahiliani, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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