Candolim: From cruise wear to elegant formal wear -- as many as ten student designers from Rachana Sansad School of Fashion and Textile Design displayed an eclectic range of creations at the debut edition of Gionee Smartphones India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) here.
The designers impressed with clever usage of prints on silhouettes with extra attention to detailing.
Under a banner named 'The Design Store', the designers showcased creations like shorts, bermudas, minis, swimwear, gowns, maxis, skirts, sheaths, boleros to floor kissing capes.
Nidhi Satra's Smudged Art collection resonated the liveliness of beachwear with corsets and shorts defining the line with a lot of floral prints. The look was sensual and skimpy, but quirky with touches of boho chic adding glamour to the line.
Another young designer Harshali Kamble showcased a line titled Threshers, dominated by crop tops, skirts and maxi dresses in white, yellow and red stripes. The collection was meant for those who like style on a relaxed holiday.
There was Pratik Chavan, who showcased a collection named Aloha, meant for free-spirited women. The collection of draped ensembles in beige, sea blue and green was enlivened with hints of peach and the trademark Hawaiian floral touches.
Vaishali Vijan's Chinoiseric chic brought to the ramp Chinese artistic influences with bodycon silhouettes in shades of blue, green and white, whereas Aenasha Safi Amit's Ajour line had a lot of swimwear and capes in shades of champagne, blue ombre as well as shaded beige.
Hemal Gadhare's pin-up girl collection was inspired by the 1950s' look. The designer mixed crop tops with high waist shorts in pretty pastels like mint, peach and pink. Adding to the line were boleros, which completed the look.
Jigar Darji's The Navajo Eastern Traveller took inspiration from rich Navajo textiles. The designer used traditional technique with contemporary silhouettes and style. The line moved from soft blazers, shirts, tees, pants and shorts in hues such as red, mint, grey as well as neutral black and white.
Underwater textures created with tie and dye effects on shirts and trousers formed the core of Vibha Arora's Marine Allure while Reshma Bomma's Water Nymph range had some scintillating figure contouring creations in shades of blue and green.
Gunveen Chawla's Sacred Blues had dresses inspired by Mandala, the Sanskrit word for Sacred Circle, in shades of blue and turquoise.