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At the Swarovski event, Lisa was spotted in a black version of the Gaurav Gupta dress we first saw on Neha back in April.

We are hardpressed to pick a favorite because we think they both wore it well. Do you have a favorite?

Left: Neha Dhupia at WLIFW A/W 2011
Right: Lisa Haydon at Swarovski Mix and Match Event

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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Paper Planes On Our Minds!

It’s no secret, as far as our personal tastes go, we have a few favorites (you know who they are!) and designer Kallol Datta is one of ’em.

His upcoming showing is to be an extension of his Fall/Winter line (shown at WLIFW) and we can’t wait to see what he does next.

We have paper planes on our minds! ;)

Kallol Datta, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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WLIFW A/W 2011: Day Two (Part Deux!)

The theme of Rahul Singh’s collection, Sea of Science, was made evident by the use of only blue and white as the color scheme. But, the designer didn’t let the two colors at hand limit the possibilities. There were plenty of tunics, dresses and separates presented in chiffon and satin.

Rahul Singh, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Saaj By Ankita’s collection was a tribute to Ladakh. While the craftwork may have been more Ladakh oriented, we saw a lot of traditional dance costume influences in the collection with the fan-shaped pleats and the use of bordered fabrics appearing in multiple outfits. Would be really interested in seeing someone wear one these off the runway.

Saaj By Ankita, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Sonia Jetleey’s collection Pot Pourri started with a model wearing a “Baroque is in style” tee. What followed were long skirts, jodhpur pants, kaftans, tunics and even a sari with baroque motifs. Also part of the collection were vegetable tanned handbags and boots. With the added ombre-effect, some of the outfits felt too busy.

Sonia Jetleey, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Rajdeep Ranawat & Naresh Chauhan’s label Zurhke was heavy on floral digital prints featuring in tunics, dresses and kaftans. There was also heavy use of embroidery but the most striking piece was the coat presented at the end (below right).

Zurhke by Rajdeep Ranawat & Naresh Chauhan , WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Moulin Rouge was the theme of Preeti Chandra’s collection that consisted of voluminous skirts, one-shoulder dresses and gowns and jumpsuits with trains. There was a bit of old world glamor infused in the collection by way of long gloves, tiaras and lace but one could not help but see a lot of borrowed ideas, especially in the white gown that was very reminiscent of Dolce & Gabbana.

Preeti Chandra, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Simple shift dresses made interesting by way of quilting, floral embellishment and color-mixing marked Zubair Kirmani’s collection. In keeping with the winter theme, black was the base color used through-out.

Zubair Kirmani, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Label’s autumn/winter collection continued to present what the design house is best known for. There was traditional jacquards, woolen blends, silk lycra and jerseys with block prints and eombroidery.

Label by Ritu Kumar, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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In Kavita Bhartia

Nisha Singh took in designer Kavita Bhartia’s show wearing an outfit from the designer’s latest collection. We aren’t quite sure if the cutout leggings were part of the ensemble or an afterthough but not that it matters because they really didn’t make for a nice addition. Colored leggings would’ve helped the kurta pop more or just wearing the kurta as a dress.

Left: Kavita Bhartia, Autumn/Winter 2011
Right: Nisha Singh at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2011

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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WLIFW A/W 2011: Day One

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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