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Once the lights are dimmed and the music begins,a girl in pink will narrate her travel tales as she walks the runway.

Written by Somya Lakhani | Published:September 21, 2013 5:40 am

Once the lights are dimmed and the music begins,a girl in pink will narrate her travel tales as she walks the runway. This is designer Anupama Dayal’s Spring-Summer girl and she will open the much-awaited Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2014,to be held from October 9-13 in the Capital. Apart from Dayal,the fashion industry’s favourite child Masaba Gupta too will open the week as she presents the Spring-Summer collection from her label,House of Masaba. Others from the Indian fashion industry are expected to take part in this annual fashion fiesta,as well,which is being held at Pragati Maidan.

“My collection is titled ‘Gulabi’ and the clothes tell the story of a girl who has grown up in a haveli in India and one day decided to travel across the world. Once she is back,she opens the treasure box and re-discovers all the souvenirs she has collected over time. She feels the world is within her,” says Dayal,over the phone from New York. As the title suggests,pink — from blush to burgundy — is the main colour. The designer keeps her affair with Benarasi handloom going for this range,which will be heavy on jewellery too.

On the other hand,Gupta mixes femininity with a sporty look,and brings jerseys and sweat-shirts to the ramp. Graphic prints,as usual,will make quirky appearances but Gupta stays away from colour. “It’s mostly black-and-white with gold and a purple-blue shade. The prints too are subdued but have embroideries on them,” says Gupta.

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