Designers turn directors on day 2 of Wills India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013-2014.
Day 2 at Wills India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013-14 wasn’t just about cuts, trends or colours but about lights, camera, music and live acts. With a much larger turnout as compared to Day 1, this day witnessed theatrical performances in the name of fashion. Starting from Urvashi Kaur’s collection Fez where Delhi-based music band Space performed and got the audience to raise their hands up in the air to Tarun Tahiliani’s collection Kumbhback that recreated the magic of the Kumbh mela with Saffron being the colour of his clothes and the stage where models walked to live instrumental music by Sounds of Isha.
And if this wasn’t enough Anju Modi’s show wrapped up Day 2 on a patriotic note with her collection Steel Magnolia inspired by men in the army. So sounds of bullets, images of barbed wire on the screens and Vandematram playing in the backdrop actually made us believe we were at the cinema. And her collection was a pleasant mix of typical ethnic print sarees and kurtas in shades of olive green, maroons and khaki teamed with embellished jackets and Nehru caps. In terms of collection if Day 1 was dominated by structured and straight fits, Day 2 saw a mixture of unstructured garments and some absolute body fitted dresses.
The neon pop colours which were all over the place yesterday were replaced by earthy shades of browns, khaki, mustard, greens, maroon and more. Also, most designers were fashionably late at starting their show and rehearsals carried on till the last minute, making people wait for upto an hour beyond the scheduled time of the show. On the front row friends Suneet Varma and Rohit Gandhi were seen cheering for Shantanu and Nikhil; whereas Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan quietly sat through Anju Modi’s Collection. The only B-star visible was Gul Panag who walked the ramp for Urvashi Kaur.