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Anupama gets tropical in Chanderi for AIFW A/W 2017

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Designer Anupama Dayal promoted forests of Mangar village in tropical hues using fabrics like Chanderi silk at Amazon Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2017 (AIFW A/W 2017).

The ramp might be simple but Dayal's colourful and eye pleasing collection brought life to the stage.

Accessories made out of 'gota' made a statement of their own in silver, golden and bronze.

Small elements like pom poms, self-crafted butterfly clips and hangings complimented the layers of skirts, dresses and tunics.

Parakeet green, poison ivy, daffodil yellow, shades of indigo, burgundy and raisin and tones of red and pink was the colour palette infused with fuscia that dominates the ramp.

Crinkling, a technique unique to Anupama Dayal, fringing and three dimensional motifs were prominent on the ensembles worn by the models.

"In the village no one cuts the trees which are considered sacred. The trees are really old. I like to imagine the weather of the forest. Through my collection I like to show that one item can be worn in more than 10 ways. I personally wear my scarves and stoles in different ways," Dayal said here.

"The fabrics are really light. A lot of Chanderi, and crinkling for sure so that there is no ironing needed," she added.

Designer duo Hemant and Nandita also showcased their collection here ranging from body hugging silhouettes to coats and dresses.

With their collection called dynamism, the idea behind it was power and feminism according to the designers.

"When we talk about feminism, we think about soft fabrics and frills. But when we were thinking about this collection, we did a lot of research. We tried different fabrics. We used crepes, chiffon and velvets which we have never used in our collection before," Nandita said.

Fabrics like jacquards, taffeta and organza were also used.

Ranging from over coats to simple dresses, the designers churned out a very wearable collection.

Organised by Fashion Design Council of India, the four-day fashion extravaganza will end on March 18.



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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 21:02 IST