Day 1 at Wills India Fashion Week

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Raakesh Agarvwal makes a remarkable foray in his creations using crystals, diamanté and tactfully uses sophisticated hand-sewn embellishments. The provocative AW ’14 effortlessly electrifies his infatuation with the bling, making it sexy & super desirous.Inspired by S&M, pop stars and with the studio 54 eras thrown in, it is the epitome of sexiness, glamour and red carpet all with a lot of edginess.

Raakesh Agarvwal at Wills India Fashion Week
Raakesh Agarvwal at Wills India Fashion Week

Leather marries bling to create an inimitable collection of jackets, dresses, body suits and gowns with stark colors and stealth craftsmanship. The patterns reflect wilderness, the golden broken erratic chains Seduce not Control. The shapes flow from structured to seamless and the collection slides into the realm of complete seduction. Agarvwal’s mastery on accessories – Spike high boots, Thigh high boots, chain mail and bold neck braces confirm their own evolving journey of him as a master artist. Admittedly the most loved Enfant Terrible of the Indian fashion industry.

Kiran Uttam Ghosh‘s collection is all about stylish and dramatic ensembles that will make you look drop dead gorgeous with her signature layered silhouettes. Calf length skirts, sheer wide net trousers with bright embroidered hemlines.

Kiran Uttam Ghosh
Kiran Uttam Ghosh

With her signature layered silhouettes that are long and lean, often with shorter fronts and longer backs. Antique and rose gold’s, pale salmon pink, ivory, deep teal, forest green and black with accents of deep bright turquoise, rich red and deep purples ruled her colour pallete. Signature pleated in dramatic metallic rose gold zari and as sheer pleated, textured georgettes, nets and jersey.Paisleys as embroidered cut worked necks, armholes and hem details, pearl and diamante paisley textures, Ikkat hemlines and bright outsized Ikkat embroidered motifs.

Rina Dhaka‘s collection at primarily focused on black and white colours, which she said was inspired by Nokia Lumia handset in same colour combination. The contemporary silhouettes like A-line and maxi lengths matched the modern day technology. She made use of wool, metallic weave and luxurious satin to create the range. Ankita Shorey, who was crowned Miss India International 2011, walked the ramp as showstopper wearing figure hugging metallic reflection ensemble. What added fun to Dhaka’s show was the selfie, which she took with models in her designs in the end.

By: Team FMW

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