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Day 2 Couturiers of India Couture Week 2015
03 rd Aug 2015

The Amazon India couture week 2015 presented in association with Sunar, had its opening show by Sabyasachi Mukherjee on July 29th 2015, at the Delhi’s Taj Palace Hotel.

The show will go on till Aug 2nd 2015 and be a harbinger of creative works from the 12 topmost couturiers of the country.

July 30th 2015 saw the Day 2 of the show and the designers who made the day a success were Rahul Mishra and Gaurav Gupta. Let’s have a look at the magic unfurled by the two designers at the India Couture Week 2015.

Rahul Mishra

Rahul Mishra debuted as a couturier at 8:00 pm at the Shah Jehan Hall of the Taj Palace, Delhi. He sold the jacketed look to his audience with capes and bandgalas fused with different ensembles. His collection had a more global, east meets west approach. The sarees with jackets, conical poncho- cut tops with pants and lehengas, and tube top cholis with lehenga and sheer cape above were all uniquely crafted. He also displayed A-line skirts with side slits and flared skirts with sheer panels.

Rahul Mishra’s mesmerizing collection was more of ivory in colour. The ramp was a shade card from ivory to black, violet, pink and brown. The neutrals however dominated the bolds. Fabrics used for the collection varied from Chanderi, wool, silk and Banarasi.  Titled the ‘Tree of Life’ the ensembles did show glittering leaf and flower motifs in prints; the tree was also visible through intricate vine-like embroidery on many pieces.

“A woman is strong but at the same time she loves her feminity. She’s not shying away from her feminity, she is proud of it. She is soft but she is strong. This duality inspired me a lot,” Rahul told reporters at the venue. Admitting to take inspiration from his wife Rahul showcased the modern multitasking woman wrapped in multiple layers of strength and vulnerability.

The designer presented 34 garments on the ramp and as usual let his collections do the attention grabbing without a showstopper.

Rahul Mishra for Amazon India Couture Week 2015

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta, who is a pro couturier, followed Rahul Mishra at 9:30 pm at the Durbar Hall of Taj Palace, Delhi. The runway lighted up to reveal an earthy look of twigs with two hands trying to hold the passing ensembles of the collection. He said, “Silt is sand and cipher is zero and it is for you to decipher” about his collection, which was titled “Silt and Cipher”.

Gaurav’s collection took the gold trail with models displaying golden makeup on face and crown. Most of the dresses were also given the glittering touch.  The collection comprised of mostly saree look gowns and other extraordinary gowns with flares, fishtails, trains and gorgeous lehengas with layers too. His design also included pants peeping through flowing slit skirts and corset cut tops with petal layered skirts. The compilation was white and ivory with gold and silver, midnight blue and maroon with light shimmer, powder pinks and beiges with gold.  The intricately done brocade embroidery on many pieces was a feast to the eyes.

Gaurav’s collection looked apt for bridal wear and it had a mystical feel to it. Bringing the magical collection to a culmination was Kalki Koechlin, the showstopper of the show. She wore a gold solid organza off-shoulder gown with lot of layers arranged asymmetrically. A statement layered flower on the one-shouldered strap, connected the bottom with the simple outline above. Her puffed crown hairdo and golden ear-cuffs added drama to her attire. Kalki said that she feels like a princess in the outfit and that’s exactly what Gaurav’s creation makes a girl feel like.

Gaurav Gupta for Amazon India Fashion Week 2015

Overall the Day 2 was a monochromatic presentation which celebrated womanhood, through the decadence of its attires. They displayed lot of imagination in putting together one surreal scintillating night.

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