Gaurav Gupta’s ode to lace that he handcrafted or the hybrid lehenga-gown that he created as well as the Zaha Hadid potato chips-like architectural silhouettes he manipulated on nimble shoulders made him an undisputed superstar.
There is no consternation in Anita’s mind, she sharply cuts through fashion’s impertinent milieu with her new introduction, the Obi belt, zari embroidered skater dresses with tie details and the voluminous bell shaped offerings, as she courts white with aplomb.
Monisha captures bright moments through her interesting take on the off shoulder tuxedo jacket as well as shimmering bodices of cut out gowns that displayed her love for Angelina Jolie-esque poses (the leg play), making it tres chic on a rather wet July day!
Gotta, intensity of colour, dynamic artisanal work, there was minimalism despite the sandstorm of maximalism in Anju’s lexicon, as she took us to the land of jharokhas and aad (princess chokers); it was seduction by royal charm.
The Blue Mosque, Islamic techniques like Girikh to Spanish inspirations like Majolica, Rahul Mishra took us around the world, in his 46 piece camel safari and then gave it a modern twist by making couture easy to wear and wash!
Great grandson of the man who started one of the first textile mills in 1800 and grandson of late famed cricketer Deepak Shodhan, Shyamal along with Bhumika, Gujarat-based first timers at ICW made sure radiant gold left its 24 karat stamp