Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015

The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2015 collections pulsated with the beat of novelty while being an ode to summery whirlwinds. 

Refreshing and breezy with a play on transparency, the season saw the return of delicate laces in a very floral atmosphere. But there were also muted, chalky tones that acted as a canvas for geometric prints, and built the easy silhouettes that comprised the unanimous choice of most designers. Here are some of the upcoming season’s notable trends.

1. Sheer 

The usage of sheer fabrics through layering, combined with an opaque sub-layer was a big hit. Designer Samant Chauhan displayed bright embroidery covered by the veil of a sheer layer, while Mrinalini and ‘Not So Serious’ by Pallavi Mohan played with basic silhouettes and colour gradation.

(L to R: Mrinalini, ‘Rajputana’ by Samant Chauhan, ‘Not So Serious’ by Pallavi Mohan)

2. Pop Colours

Festive is synonymous with bling and the ramp surely didn’t disappoint. Bring those blingy metallic elements into your wardrobe with a mixture of class and oomph and this is definitely here for inspiration.

3. Lace and net 

Feminine and summery, lace and net was used in varying amounts. It was abundant in Atsu’s garments, designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi used it to compliment their graphic prints, and Manish Gupta used net as a base for exquisite textured floral embroidery.

(L to R: Atsu, Pankaj and Nidhi, Manish Gupta)

4. Kaleidoscopic 

A mirror-effect with prints and embellishments on the left and right halves of a garment to create a reflective, symmetrical effect featured as a prevalent trend for SS15. Saaj by Ankita displayed occultism-inspired symmetry, DevRNil employed selectively placed delicate nature patterns and Hemant and Nandita incorporated it into their weaves and embroidery.

(L to R: Hemant and Nandita, ‘Saaj’ by Ankita, DevRNil)

5. Floral+Geometric 

An atypical representation of summer saw the juxtaposition of floral motifs against geometric repeats. Payal Pratap presented European-inspired prints and jacquards, Nida Mahmood showcased the nouveau style in her signature contrast colour choices, while Sahil Kochar showed stenciling-inspired three-dimensional cutwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(L to R: Payal Pratap, Sahil Kochar, Nida Mahmood)

6. White Forever

Natural white fabrics played canvas for woven cut-work and geometric print patterns. Amidst the festive hues, white made for a detox of sorts. The classic colour is here to stay and how!

7. Denim 

Denim has been a popular international trend for SS15, and our designers too incorporated it into their collections. Denim, which has returned to the ramp, was the focal point of Rajesh Pratap Singh’s collection and Urvashi Kaur’s collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( L to R :  Rajesh Pratap Singh, Urvashi Kaur’s collection)

8. Prints

The designers showcased evening dresses and day-wear ensembles in pastel colours with tailored textures and asymmetrical hemlines. Go crazy with prints this festive season. From Masaba’s pataka print to Nida Mahmood’s quirky ones, take your pick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Easy silhouettes 

This season saw designers ditching form-fitting shapes for looser, more effortless silhouettes perfectly suited to summer. Anupama Dayal layered beautiful azure tones, Sneha Arora chose to pair easy earthy pieces and Eka overlaid relaxed contours to create character in its ensembles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(L to R: Anupamaa, Sneha Arora, Eka)

10. All About The Bling

Festive is synonymous with bling and the ramp surely didn’t disappoint. Bring those blingy metallic elements into your wardrobe with a mixture of class and oomph and this is definitely here for inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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