It was an evening of celebrating contrast at the Amazon India Fashion Week as designer Malini Ramini presented an understated, mostly monochrome, collection followed by a jazzy, brighter line by the famous duo Gauri Nainika. Malini’s collection, titled “Flow”, comprises soft jerseys, cotton and silks, which make the clothes comfortable to wear. The designer said it is her most wearable collection till date.
The colour palette had soothing earthy tones using Indian hand dyed techniques and embroideries. The collection is a mix of white, grey, beige, dip dyed blacks and reds with fun exotic prints. Director Mozez Singh walked the ramp for his best friend. He sported an black ensemble with a turban-like headgear.
The “Zubaan” director said it was his first ramp walk and he loved every bit of it. “Malini is one of my best friends and I loved doing this. I enjoyed walking the ramp in these clothes,” he told reporters post the show.
The highlight of Malini’s otherwise borderline boring collection is the fact it flows effortlessly, from casual to chic. Following her show, was Gauri Nainika’s collection, which unapologetically paraded ruffled femininity. Waves of bouncing and bubbling frills in sheer organza, tulle and weightless striped silks were seen in flirty frocks as well as fluid gowns.
Adding the party flavour to the outfits was the title track of 1990 Julia Roberts-starrer “Pretty Woman” being played in the background. Big ballooning sleeves, puffed-up shoulders, oversized bulbous flowers, billowing skirts with high-low leggy silhouettes and hip-skimming hemlines add drama to the feminine and sheer styles.
With pop of fuchsia and mustard, the colour palette stayed classic with black, white and navy dominating the collection. A line up of of floor grazing diaphanous gowns with exaggerated detailing such as gigantic flowers and ruffs concluded the collection with the show ending in frothy confections fashioned in ballerina tulle. Even though the designs seemed repetitive it was a good change from Malini’s collection.