New Delhi: Elements like romance, illusion, beauty and vivacity dominated the runway on the second day of ongoing spring-summer edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) when designers Manish Gupta and Samant Chauhan showcased their collections that evoked the true essence of womanhood.
The two had their shows scheduled back to back and they both impressed.
Gupta's collection titled "Florence" showcased the myriad forms of womanhood through designs flaunting floral motifs and feminine artwork, while Chauhan's "Dream" was all about clean glamorous cuts and detailing.
The designer's signature style of juxtaposing Indian sensibility with western cuts and patterns were well-represented through exquisite textures and ornamentations.
Gupta's collection included hand dresses made with woven chanderi, silk and georgette, net asymmetrical, chiffon gowns, embroidered structured skirts and silk organza sheer jackets.
Keeping the summer season in mind, pastel hues like lemon grass, misty blue, beige, pale yellow and ivory were prominently used for the range.
When Chauhan unveiled his "Dream" on the stage, it too impressed with its clean cuts and wearable designs. The designer, who works for the cause of his native Bhagalpur's master-weavers, took it further at the gala by promoting the age-old craft technique.
He created simple yet classy designs by using Bhagalpur silk fabric and the garments were an elegant representation of style and glamour.
From long dresses, tunics, skirts, trouser to hand weaved saris, there was everything for everyone. One of the high points of the show was the usage of hues, including cherry red, blue, light pink, yellow and cream.