Nice and easy
Oct 09 2013 , New Delhi
The opening day of WIFW had a bright and edgy vibe aimed at the young and the free-spirited
Masaba attributed ‘nothing’ as her inspiration. “Honestly, nothing inspired me for this collection. I feel a certain weightlessness in this line, and I have just embraced my younger side and had fun with it. It’s everything that the brand stands for — colour, print and free flow,” she said.
Known for her quirky motifs, the designer mainly used three prints this time-- Chandragupt, machine print and checkered dots. The Chandragupt motif comes from the logo of her fashion line, House of Masaba, while the machine print caught her imagination via a humble gunny bag.
The collection incorporated materials such as muslin, silk, velvet along with gold embroidery on some garments giving the range a desi, yet edgy vibe. Sheer hemlines and layered textures were a result of the mix and match sensibilities, as the idea was just to have fun. As the designer believes, women take dressing up so seriously at times, that we must keep it simple.
Anupama, who recreated old-world charm with a fresh new twist in her ‘Gulabi’ collection, presented a subtle, yet gypsy-meets-tradional line which had Chanderi sarees, palazzo trousers, long and short dresses, and flowy skirts as well. It beautifully presented the age-old hand printing and needlecraft techniques of India.
“My collection is inspired by Central Asia but Indian sensibilities do get translated in this. It is the story of a free spirited woman with her unending dreams of travelling the world. But she realises at the end that her world is inside her and she is celebrating that moment of happiness,” Anupama said.
Other designers who showed on opening day were Gauri & Nainika, Malini Ramani, Nida Mahmood, Kanika Saluja, Nachiket Barve and Paras & Shalini.