Neon Walks the Ramp

Trippy pinks, neon shades of orange and green, and electric blues lit up Day 3 of WIFW.

Gotham Girl's Day Out

Batman is in serious trouble. One of the female inhabitants of Gotham City is playing a shrewd game of hide-and-seek with him — she is smarter, more stylish, sophisticated and walks with a swagger that he hasn't seen before. The last show on Day 3 at Wills India Lifestyle Fashion Week (WIFW) saw the Namrata Joshipura woman, fighting it out in the city of trouble, albeit in style. It's obvious that the designer is a fan of the Batman series — the models, who were completely in character, walked under a wire mesh with flickering white light, while the racy music added to the theme titled "Gotham". So there was a Batmobile dress, a Gotham trouser and Arkham skirts — that added to the flavour of the collection.

Dressed in T-shirts, jumpsuits, dreses, shorts, skinny trousers, wrap dresses, jackets and tops in fabrics such as georgette, organza and tulle — this Gotham girl was bold and sexy. Joshipura chose an urban legend that she knew will find many takers. This, however, is not the only reason she deserves a raving review. The finishing of garments, the experimental cuts, use of laser cut technique and the small glimpses of pop colours were the reasons her show got the well-deserved applause. The wave effect she used on shirts looked like black roses. She also used digital flower prints and peplum cuts in this collection. The colour palette comprised black, ivory, grey, guava green and clementine orange, with pretty pop ups of trippy pink and green.

The Joshipura woman ruled Gotham City on Day 3. Poor Batman.

The First Days of Spring

Breathe in, breathe out — this is designer Rahul Mishra's philosophy, in fashion and life. His Spring-Summer 2013 collection, "Weave, Sew, Yield & Bloom", whispered just this. Mishra doesn't believe in fast fashion. He likes his pretty affair with organic and handwoven textiles. Kerala mundus, organic khadi, naturally-dyed colours, Japanese hand embroidery and neon shades of orange, green and pink made appearances this time in his favourite colours — black and ivory. Models sashayed down the ramp in overlap jackets, tunics, one-shoulder dresses, jacket dresses with pants, palazzos, peplum tops and saris to the tunes of Somebody that I used to know by Goyte and Blue Jeans and Video Games by Lana Del Ray.

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