| Wendell, Narender give a flamboyant start to WIFW SS 2010
New Delhi: Famous designers Wendell Rodricks and Narender Kumar kicked off the tenth-edition of WIFW Spring Summer 2010 here in style. As Delhi gave a warm welcome to all the designers at Pragati Maidan here, the designers too entertained the city by making an impressive start on the ramp.
The USP of the very first day of the fashion extravaganza was Wendell’s collection, which took inspiration from ‘The Cubist’, who was behind Picasso’s square lies and boxy paintings. Models walking the ramp for Rodricks, could be seen in jerseys, over-shirts and layered dresses as well as cowl blouses and long flowy gowns. The designer also brought back the asymmetrical dresses, while the show stealers were the sensuous ‘dhoti gown’ and the tunic sari.
On the other hand, Narender’s collection, very aptly titled ‘Introspection’, was mainly about the smart cuts and fine straight lines highlighted in pencil trousers. What stole the show for Nari were his one-piece short dresses and smart jumpsuits, with appliqué work and origami folds on hemlines.
As far as the colour preferences of the two ace designers are concerned, Narender chose to play with darker shades of blacks, blues and coppers, which were perfectly giving a much-desired deeper look to his collection. Talking about his impressive collection, he said, “To meditate and to focus within, one needs purity and absolute absence of light which I tried to capture with the darker shades, especially black that I used in the collection.”
While completely contrasting from Narender’s collection, Wendell gave a dash of white to his collection and also played with colours which gradually blended with a mélange of bright shades including fuchsia pink, bright orange and turquoise blue to name a few, and made it a complete summer delight.
Apart from the models sizzling on the ramp, what took the limelight a little away was none other than Gul Panag, well seated in the front row, who could be seen Tweeting from her mobile all through the show.
All in all, Day 1 was a perfect start to the starry-glitzy WIFW!