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Amazon India Fashion Week AW’18: Vaani Kapoor, Diana Penty add glamour to the night as showstoppers

Vaani Kapoor beautifully transformed from a belle of the ball to a James Bond girl for an Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2018 show, which saw a collaboration between designers Gauri and Nainika and Ashish N Soni.

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The 31st edition of the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2018 show started on March 14. The five-day event will be held until March 18 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Almost 100 designers, including some of Indian fashions doyens as well as promising talent will present their collections inspired from the carnivals of Romania to the ever-classic 007. Concluding Day 1 was a joint show by Gauri and Nainika and Ashish N Soni, with the unique presentation of a single showstopper in Vaani Kapoor as the modern-day Bond Girl. (Source: APH Images)

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Vaani Kapoor began the show, which closed Day 1 of the gala on Wednesday, in a white dreamy floor sweeping sheer outfit with ruffles designed by Gauri and Nainika. (Source: APH Images)

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Female models donned pieces from Gauri and Nainika's stark black and white collection that consisted of dramatic textures, full skirts, enormous 3D hand embroidered flowers, delicately pleated tulle and much more. (Source: APH Images)

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The menswear line-up, which focused on palette extremes of pitch black and pure white, by Ashish N Soni was oozing with class and sophistication. (Source: APH Images)

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To match the collection, the music picked for the evening was all from James Bond films. So, models walked in style to songs like 'Skyfall' and 'Golden Eye'. (Source: APH Images)

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"There was a lot of sophistication like Bond," Soni shared with IANS about his collection and why they picked James Bond theme. (Source: APH Images)

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Whites with ruffled floral embellishments were in abundance on the runway. (Source: APH Images)

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Also on Day 1, was a collected presented by designers Shyamal and Bhumika. With no jewellery on and hair pinned back, actor Diana Penty walked with confidence in a velvet cowl neck blouse, belt and matka silk skirt that accentuated her waistline for the duo. (Source: APH Images)

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The collection, in colours like green and blue, had voluminous skirts with pockets, belts that held the dupattas well and more. The designers played it safe by using mostly black for menswear. (Source: APH Images)

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The creation was part of their collection titled 'A Parisian Symphony', based on a mood that is Paris. (Source: APH Images)

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Designer Adarsh Gill took the audience to the 1950s through her collection that had dresses with frills, knee length skirts and gowns in red, black and more. (Source: APH Images)

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The gloves, hats and shades worn by the models gelled with the collection. (Source: APH Images)

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Ace designers Abraham and Thakore brought Delhi's street style to the runway at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2018. (Source: APH Images)

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Male models, one of them with an artificial braid, also sashayed down the ramp in black gabardine trench coat, black silk crepe shirt, embroidered gold chudidar, cotton pant, printed kurta with gamcha and much more. (Source: APH Images)

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Female models with messy tresses and colourful hair pins hit the runway on Wednesday in outfits like embroidered ivory top and sari and printed ivory skirt, black cotton palazzos, khaki gabardine trench and salwar teamed up with jutis or trainers. (Source: APH Images)