Mirage by Parul Bhargava
Paris- based Indian designer Parul Bhargava’s collection was literally as beautiful as a ‘mirage’. Inspired by the Cinque Terre region in Italy, she took ‘pretty in pastels’ to a whole new level. Focusing on hand embroidery, her collection bridges the gap between Indian craftsmanship and French aesthetics.
Style report: Creams, whites and pastels ruled Parul’s collection. Marble prints on clean palettes of flowing and relaxed cream chiffon and crepe were the centre point of the line. The collection also featured delicate and feminine floral headgear with careful attention to thread work. It was clearly minimal, yet chic all the way.
Selvage by Chandni Mohan
New Delhi- based designer Chandni Mohan’s collection was largely inspired by the work of renowned architect Preston Scott Cohen . Borrowing from his structural sensibilities and combining them in fabrics like satin, crepe spandex and chiffon, her line was an ode to androgyny.
Style report: It was a white and black affair with a boost of tangerine. Sharp and clean cuts, Vionnet- inspired bias patterns, asymmetric blocks of colour and short hemlines reined this collection, blending simplicity with oodles of power. The bronze cuffs and golden-hued accessories further lent a dynamite feel to the ensemble.
A graduate from the London College of Fashion, Vilvin’s collection was rightly called ‘Tropical Chic.’ If there was ever a way to define a ‘riot of colour,’ this show would be it, for there wasn’t a hue that was spared. And we couldn't be more glad. Vilvin artfully combined sportswear with an inspiration of heritage-like prints.
Style report: Think clean sportswear with thread work and dyed prints you’d probably find on the nation’s by gone monuments. Now throw in splashes of every colour you’d find in the tropics and that’s what defines the collection. Our favourites were the rompers and full-sleeved jackets and blouses with a mash- up of abstract prints in yellow, green, fuchsia and navy.