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With a story to tell, Gaurav Gupta’s AW collection was architecturally structured and seamlessly crafted. Drenched in bold pastels of jet black, emerald, cobalt, dusky grey and plum; models walked wearing statement outfits that were fit for any evening as well as a red-carpet event. Embellished gold lehengas with sheer bodices were matched with tailored jackets unstructured floor-weeping coats. Peplum blouses were paired with tapered pants as garment daringly plummeted into deep scoops or dapper plunging halter necks. Satin capes and printed column dresses were accompanied with off-shoulder blouses and flared denim trousers. Metallic champagne tops were draped to perfection as turtleneck hoodies were worn over sheer gowns and belted jumpsuits with gathered busters. Pinstriped tuxedos had an androgynous approach as sequined corsets had an uber-cool glam effect. Body-hugging numbers contained daring sweetheart backlines as scooping peplum jackets contained tailored hemlines and exaggerated shoulder pads. Geometrically structured off-shoulder numbers burst into a rustic array of glitzy fabrics as crepe sheaths and coat dresses were accompanied with asymmetric trails and crinkled trouser pants.

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Pics by – Vidushi Gupta

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With structured silhouettes and a sensual transition of colors and cuts, Nikhita Tandon’s AW collection was inspired by the elegant architecture of a futuristic era. Silk skirts with lace bodices were appliquéd with floral embroideries as sheer blouses with halter necks were accessorized with patent leather pumps. Banded column dresses with slits were followed by plunging jumpsuits and exaggerated shoulders, as tailored jackets were matched with structured harem pants. Off-shoulder numbers and lacey peplum blouses were crafted from fine macramé lace as bold cutouts could be seen on body-hugging LBD’s and cropped tops with paneled embroidery. A lot of attention was paid to layering and draping as evening gowns as evening gowns contained fishtail skirts and mermaid hemlines. Asymmetric baby doll dresses were matched with silk tunics in bold colors like rouge and jet black.

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Pics by – Vidushi Gupta

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With a runway covered with handmade dolls and a live music orchestra, Aneeth Arora presented a collection that was inspired by the different military styles of 30’s. With a very androgynous approach towards clothing, garments had an English influence as Scottish plaids were incorporated onto garments that were crafted from super-authentic fabrics like wool, khadi and silk. Bell-sleeved ponchos were worn over knitted jumpers and slouched harem trousers. Peter Pan-collared jackets were worn under patch worked shrugs and checkered scarves wrapped around the necklines. Skirts with pleated hemlines were matched with double-breasted woolen trenches, as floral boots became the perfect must-have footwear. Striped dresses were worn over crinkled kurtas, followed by sleek Nehru jackets and tweedy structured overcoats. Selvedge denims and Galax pants were worn over cotton–buttoned shirt dresses and suede belted robes. Loose-fitted overalls with keyhole backlines and baby doll skirts made the perfect trendsetter on the runway, followed by macramé lace dresses and squishy pom-pom hats. English Chesterfields contained hand-embroidered bodices and quilted jackets were adorned with intricate threadwork.

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Pics by – Vidushi Gupta

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With a very futuristic appeal towards fashion, Poonam Bhagat showcased collection that was based on ‘constellations’ mixed with ‘abstract art’. Squishy and slouchy silhouettes were the key factors that were used to design her collection as models walked wearing geometric-inspired metallic headgears. Unstructured and asymmetric drapes were adorned on shift dresses and peplum blouses in bold tones of black, white and tangerine. Slouched ponchos contained embroidered necklines as each look was accessorized with strappy leather sandals. Loose Boho dresses with evident cutouts were followed by angel-sleeved tunics and form-fitting micro minis. Tapered hemlines were adorned onto lapelled coats that were elegantly matched with cobalt harems and scooping silk blouses. Cropped tops contained deep V-necks as asymmetric skirts became broader and more angular.

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Pics by – Vidushi Gupta

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Inspired by the retro glam era of the sixties, Sonam Dubal presented a collection that carefully amalgamated heritage influences with western traditions. Fabrics like chanderi, khadi, velvet and georgette were used to create fabrics in bold pastels of burnt orange, teal, pink, indigo, copper and mustard. Knitted cardigans were paired with floor-length crinkled lehengas that were clasped to the waist with chunky silver cummerbunds. Embroidered sleeves and fine tapering could be seen on wrap-up jackets and printed shift dresses. Printed bandanas were tied-up to the hair as models walked the runway wearing embroidered coats and tapered harem pants. Linear stitching could be seen on raw silk kurtas s each one was appliquéd with floral motifs and arty glitzy mirror sequins. Printed saris were lined with netted lace as off-shoulder shrugs with brocade work had a very animalistic approach. Flowy capes were slouched into daring plunges and built-up collars were adorned with jacquard as well as macramé lace. Flared sheer skirts were matched with Zari-embroidered spaghetti tops as a lot of attention was paid while carefully draping on floor-length maxis, paired with pointy leather ballerinas.

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Pics by – Vidushi Gupta

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With a collection inspired by the ancient tribes of Red India, Pia Pauro presented a very “resort wear” collection. A lot of fringing and tasseling could be seen on shift dresses that were innovatively paired with suede gladiators and feathered headgears. Embroidered tunics were worn with squished saris as a lo

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Inspired by the city of Jaipur and its sculpted architecture, Sahil Kochhar presented a very structured and edgy collection with surreal textures and cuts. Enveloped in bold pastels of midnight blue, deep pink, jet black, olive and subtle beige; handmade fabrics were juxtaposed with delicate embroidery and floral patchwork. Kimono-inspired silhouettes could be seen on belted jackets and floor-sweeping anarkalis. Banded skirts contained intricate crotchet work, as uni-linear and geometric tessellations could be seen on fitted gowns and slouchy ponchos. Unstructured hemlines and heavy lace embroidery could be seen on each and every garment, as models were delicately walking in built-up robes and corseted skirts. Dresses were going into delicate plunges, as English patent clogs were the perfect footwear trend on the fashion runway. Zigzag patterns were imprinted onto A-line gowns that were paired with netted shrugs as laser-cut geometric patterns were adorned onto mermaid skirts and inverted triangular structures.

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Pics by – Vidushi Gupta

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Inspired by a colorful fairytale and the concept of Japanese Waba-Sabi, Pratima Pandey presented a collection lay emphasis on natural fabrics and indigenous embroidery techniques. From intricate floral embroidery to floor length tunics, models were drenched in bold pastel shades of olive, red, dark blue and gold. Brocade bodices were matched with crinkled lehengas that were tied to the waist with a large bow. Block-printed harem pants were worn with straight-fit kurtas as a lot of silk was used to drape shift robes and unstructured pleated tunics. Messenger bags in lightweight cotton, followed by glossy patent ballerinas, were the perfect accessory duo for each and every fashion look. Loosely fitted jumpsuits were accessorized with fringed and tasseled scarves, as bell-shaped angrakhas were whipstiched to perfection. High-slit wrap-up coats were accompanied buy dainty U-shaped necklines and sheer belts. Scooping into a delicate plunge, raw silk anarkali suits were crafted from rich Chanderi silk and buttoned all along the bodice.

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Pics by – Vidushi Gupta