Everyone has his/her favourite, even fashioner designers do. We spoke to six leading couturiers about their best creations of the year and why they consider it as their special. Read on
Glide with ease in this elegantly sculpted peplum skirt in ravishing red and ingenious ivory with a luxurious rendition of regal petit point embroidery. The melange of floral embroidery with unconventional quilting details adds more aesthetic appeal to this splendid ensemble. It’s vintage, edgy, fun and feminine, which makes it a perfect evening essential. It’s a tribute to today’s trendsetting fashionista who is flamboyant and vibrant, but still carries an ethnic essence in her heart.
There is never any best piece in the collection, but what we have done is segregated the ready-to-wear bridal and couture pieces. So there is a fantastic collection of ready-to-wear bridal and trousseau pieces which have a lot of layering, interesting new silhouettes and most importantly we have managed to secure price points that we have never done before because it works on a certain volume.
This is from my winter-festive collection 'Runaway with me' which has been inspired by Turkey. It has a velvet crop-top choli with detailing and an evil-eye lehenga-skirt. It's my favourite from 2014 because it lends a modern, fun and young twist to a traditional look which is the vibe my label embodies.
My collection for this season is in ivory resham work and vintage beige texture and consider as my best. The cuts are inspired from the 50s and are constructed with a play of sheer and opaque that adds a touch of sensuality to the look when worn. It is nude and gold overlapped, pre-constructed saree gown with floral patchworks and fold embroidered highlights.
A finale outfit from my Wills Fashion Week SS 15 collection, the Lady in Lace was worn by Sania Mirza. The Anarkali is a mix of hand-painted pure crepe silk matched with delicately appliqued pure French lace floral embroidery. The collection is a mix of fantasy and fabric and this flowing Anarkali epitomizes its pinnacle. A head turner but with an understated grace.
This is my favourite look of the year. It's a perfect balance of futuristic, modernity and tradition. By merging two contrasting ideas and textiles this for me is the perfect blend of today and tomorrow. The traditional Maharashtrian weave of paithani, made modern with silhouettes that are strong and for the woman of today. Teamed with Swapnil Shinde PVC makes this look a classic Swapnil Shinde.