Come 8th October, 2011 and the Broadway will be alive in the Capital. Lost artistes, intriguing tales and varied personas all make for a picture perfect theatre. Or, call it a fashion theatre as lost artistes are the ensembles which everyone helplessly is smitten of. Or, we call it a fashion week.

As the curtains will be raised tomorrow at 4 in the noon, Spring Summer 2012 edition of Wills Indian Fashion Week will gestate some serious fashion in the guise of theatrical allure. With over 130 creative geniuses bringing the best out of their satchels, we expect it to be an enchanting affair. Jazzing up the milieu, are the designer installations, murals and a photographic display. Moreover, expected Bollywood appearances of Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Kalki Koechlin will only add dazzle to the star studded week.

Lasting for 5 days, it will be opened by much coveted Mumbai based designer Malini Ramani assuring to bewitch with her signature elements oozing that unparalleled sexiness and free flowing vibe – along with Gauri & Nainika and Nandita Basu. The opening line up is a testimony of high fashion and grandeur in itself. All in all, a continuum of 34 shows ending with Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s Grand Finale presenting a ‘Theatre of Illusions’, the journey seems to be inundated with fashion epiphanies, mysticism, surprises and wonders.

Every season Wills India Fashion Week comes with a smash, bringing new talents out, setting trends and amending the fashion jargon. Sartorially speaking, sheers, metal elements like gold, copper and bronze, pop colours, sequins and lots of floral prints will dominate the ramp, thus the glittering shelves next season. Traditional craftsmanship like ikat work, kantha stitches, patchwork and block prints mingle with contemporary fabrics and silhouettes to form the Spring Summer 2012 fashion.

From Ephebophillic designers to one hailing the predicted 2012 Apocryphal, different themes will set the different moods all these five days. James Ferreira’s Khadi Inc. inspired of Khadi wearing national heroes is going to be one such different story with James having hand woven Khadi into hot new colors like orange, lime green and mauve while color blocking with satins. Similarly, Kavita Bhartia’s ‘Kaleido-scape’ has brilliantly mingled Indian traditional practices with Persian Patterns, Russian influences and multi-hued tribal African flavour.

Couture hangover has still not mellowed down completely and Shantanu Goenka is all set to bring that regality, elegance and grandeur of Chateau of Versailles with corsets, gold leaf embellishments and heavy embroideries. On the other hand, Nida Mahmood is irreverent like always with lots of vibrant hues and prints in her collection Great Indian Tamasha. Insinuating oodles of sexiness to the whole affair is a range by am:pm inspired of siren sisters, highlighting shades of silver grey and the glow of champagne tan.

Posted by : Chaitanya Garg at 03:50 PM