Designers swear by comfort on day two of WLIFW 2014

PTI| Updated: Mar 27, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

New Delhi: From flowy garments, flat footwears to soothing colour palette, fashion designers on day two of the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW) Autumn/Winter 2014 concentrated on the comfort factor.

Designers including Kiran and Meghna, Pratima Pandey, Vaishali S, Rimzim Dadu and Kallol Dutta presented their collection which saw wearable fabrics like chanderi, silk, khadi among others predominantly in the hues of black, white and grey.

Pratima`s collection titled `Singing Sparrow` drew inspiration from France`s nightingale Edith Piaf`s signature song `La Vie en rose` and saw layered, asymmetric garments. Her male collection saw chanderi jackets worn over fitted pants.

"My main focus of the collection was presenting ease. I kept it simple and easy. I used a lot of black because I feel black and grey are the two colours that symbolise autumn and winter. I also loved the idea of layering rather than fitted lines," Pratima said.

Similarly, designer duo Kiran and Meghna predicted a fall winter trend which would be more towards comfort and full of organic fabrics. Their collection titled `Myoho` was inspired by the breathtaking beautiful aesthetics of Morocco.

The designers also teamed their collection with headgears, necklaces and bangles.

"We have used accentuated motifs and mixed with delicate drapes. We have played with embroidery and fabrics. We have used mostly the handcrafted fabrics. Our collection is for someone who prefers to wear comfortable clothes," Kiran said.

Designer Vaishali S rediscovered her previous collection in her today`s presentation `Bhinna Shadja`, a famous raga in Hindustani Classical music. Her collection saw sarees, long dresses and tunics.

"I think grey and white played very well with my concept. I intentionally presented my silhouettes in an illusionary manner because I want to breakfree from the image of conventional garments. I have used woven silk and Khadi," she said about her collection.

Designer Rimzim explored the Patola weave technique of Gujarat in her collection. The designer teamed her chiffon-cord garments which saw shirts, dresses, tops and skirts teamed with vibrant flat shoes instead of hig heels.

Even Dutta`s collection comprised mostly of layered jumpsuits sans any high heels.