Images: Courtesy Fashion Design Council of India
It was a day filled with prints and patterns as designer brought on ramp their colourful, eclectic take on summer. While Hemant & Nandita sought out the Sixties for some mod inspiration, Ashish Soni rode high on sharp peplums and trending stripes. Payal Pratap found her muse in travel while Prama by Pratima Pandey showcased a peaches and cream line of spring-ready ethnics.
The designer took us straight from the runway to the tennis gounds as models strode down the ramp is sporty dresses and separates, and visors.
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We love the mix of cheery yellow with edgy black and the graphic motifs that were eye-catching without being garish. Also on showcase: Printed menswear.
In a sweetly nostalgic collection, the designer updates girly dresses, frills, polka dots, and floral prints from our grandmother’s closet with impeccable tailoring.
Since we can’t go back to our childhood days, Soni’s chic striped dress, and peplum tops will be enough. Another wistful collection inspired by the inner child in us.
Prama by Pratima Pandey
Combining delicate floral patterns, pastel shades, and relaxed anti-fit cuts, this collection of dresses and easy lehengas are perfect for dressing cool in the heat.
Hemant & Nandita
Inspired by the Summer of ’69, the designer duo sent a bevy of bold floral prints and vintage hues down the runway. Big, colourful, and vivacious!
Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan
We will be counting stars, once we get our hands on Mohan’s new line of separates. Badass clothes with a good girl vibe, and a generous dose of our favourite greys.
Clean lines, wearable separates, and nomadic prints on a muted colour palette—we adore the bohemian practicality of this gypsy-inspired collection.
Another line of prints, this Jaipur-based brand’s head to toe prints and unusual colour mixes, reminiscent of peacock plumes, were instant eye-catchers.
Inspired by royalty, the designer makes a case for maximalism with dramatic ruffles, stark red and white, and elaborate embroidery. The mood: go big or go home. l