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WIFW spring summer 2014 concludes with cool resort and travel wear

New Delhi, Thu, 10 Oct 2013 NI Wire

The Day-1 of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) concluded on Wednesday with cool resort wear and a range for women who love to travel, which started today with autumn collection of Anupam Dayal and Masaba Gupta.

Fashion designer Malini Ramani's spring-summer collection had a lot of applique work. She made use of metallic belts with some of the free flowing dresses. There were also shorts, one-piece swimwear and long skirts in mostly shades of brown and black.

Designer duo Gauri & Nainika presented what they are best known for- gowns. But there were also flared pants with backless halter top, jumpsuit, slit dress and pencil dress. A wide range of colours like red, green, mustard and black were used.

Matching scarves were tied on models' heads too.

Anupama Dayal impressed with her Gulabi collection, which adhered to its name by bringing in floral headgears that matched apparels in blush pink, baby pink and magenta pink on the ramp.

The range consists of saris, dress, trousers and even bikini.

After she took a bow on stage, actress Alia Bhatt, standing on hot pink towering heels, opened the show for designer friend Masaba Gupta.

With her hair neatly tied in a ponytail, Alia looked stunning in a muslin dress with black and grey horizontal striped sleeves.

Masaba's collection tells how to wear saris in different ways. Some were teamed up with leggings and a few had plaited pallus. She majorly used cotton.

The Chandragupta prints with Banarasi embroidery added Indianness to Masaba's youthful collection.

"It's mix and match of different sensibilities. It's about being sporty and sensuous at the same time," said Masaba.

While Alia walked for Masaba, Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan occupied a seat in the front row and enjoyed the show.

"She is a friend. I am wearing a jacket designed by her. I like the bandhgala look. I found her collection very vibrant," he said.

Fashion designer Kanika Saluja, who has a label named Annaikka, presented creations in various colours like red, green, purple and blue. The chest area had heavy gold and copper work.

Models were seen in fitted pants with capes. There were short and long dresses too. The whole collection looked apt for evening time.

The strong colours and heavy work were soon replaced by eye-cooling organic creations of designer Urvashi Kaur.

Natural dyes like indigo, red and grey were used. Indigenous hand-woven organic textiles from Andhra and Kutch gave a summery feel.

Mulmul, chanderi and linen further made the collection wearable during hot season. Long and voluminous tops and dresses, jumpsuits, pleated "shararas" definitely make the range a must have in summer.

Designer Nachiket Barve presented his collection Fossil for spring-summer season in which immaculate applique of fabric, intricate beadwork were used for the range.

Tones of oatmeal, ivory, beige and old rose made silk, chiffon, georgette and cotton garments looked summer friendly.

When models in designer Nida Mahmood's spring-summer collection sashayed on the ramp, it offered a Bollywood feel to the audience. Thanks to mix of popular Bollywood dialogues from movie "Sholay" with instrumental foot tapping tracks, and few portions of "Don" theme song.

Her Bombay Bioscope range had semi-formal look. While there were three-fourth pants with full-sleeves in fabrics like cotton and georgette, there were hot pants with kurtis. Saris with collared blouse and jeans were also interesting.

"It is an ode to 100 years of cinema. Film stars epitomise characters that live forever," Nida said after her show.

The masks worn sideways were also inspired by Bollywood actors like Salman Khan, Amrish Puri and Amitabh Bachchan. The same could be said about big bags.

There were metallic dresses too which have futuristic look.

--With IANS Inputs--

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