IRFW Summer/Resort 2014 Trend Report

Many people in India don’t understand the concept of resort wear, since it is comparatively young in India. India Resort Fashion Week (IRFW) saw its awakening in India in the year 2011 but it is just now that it has built strong foundations. While previously the property was managed by 4 different companies, the management spelled nothing but disaster. Everything was a mess, afternoon shows were going vacant because nobody would voluntarily subject themselves to the scorching afternoon sun at Goa. However, this year we found a few sweet rays of hope as it became the property of E-sense. We were just about to give up on it but it took us by surprise- the shows started on time, the ambience gave a relaxed resort-like feel and the designers made sure the collections were in line with the theme.

FMW scouts, explores and zooms in on the trends that one  must pick up from IRFW:


Finally, India has its own resort fashion week in true sense of the term. Although, we believe that models could have been judged according to their bodies- we don’t want to see models wearing bikinis and showing off painful razor burns on their bikini line or stretch marks on their tushies! It is okay to get razor burns or stretch marks but flaunting it on the ramp where every tiny flaw gets magnified is insane, isn’t it?

It was like a breath of fresh air and we are looking forward to the next IRFW- more because it has scope of improvement and growth. However, we would also hope next innings get us a different designer for grand finale after having watched the same two consecutive seasons. Two times in a row, third time will make it a very tedious pattern.

Before you pack your back-pack and set out on that rejuvenating trip, don’t forget to do a quick trend-check! xx

By: Akanksha Narang

About is India’s premier online fashion & lifestyle webazine, which vividly scouts, explores and zooms in on all essential aspects of Indian fashion. Fashion Most Wanted (FMW) captures the changing nature of fashion and lifestyle segments be it local and international fashion drifts, culinary aspects, travel options and trends in the beauty industry.

India has matured into a grooming ground for the latest and most daring fashion trends making giant and determined strides to catch up with the contemporary fashion which, not many years ago, was dictated by the fashion capitals of the West such as London, New York, Paris and Milan.

Keeping all this in mind, FMW is keen to catch up with the contemporary fashion and lifestyle trends that define us as individuals. Whether you nurture a casual interest or want a career in fashion and lifestyle, FMW envisages this mysterious world by being your definitive friend, philosopher and guide on your exciting journey.