Varun Bahl’s take on urban women sets mood right for AIFW 2016

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) It was the opening day of autumn-winter 2016 edition of Amazon India Fashion Week and ace designer Varun Bahl set the mood right when he showcased a collection that portrayed his take on modern women on ramp.

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Organised by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in association with Maybelline New York, the week-long fashion show started on Wednesday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.

Bahl, who was the opening designer of the Autumn-Winter 2016 edition, showcased a line titled “Nocturne”, that was meant for urban fashion conscious women who has decided to give into her love for bohemian with abandon.

“As much as fashion provides solutions to the problem of everyday dressing, it also gives the wearer a fantasy to inhabit. It is a way to travel through time and geography. You can choose to wear your favourite time and place,” the designer said.

“In Nocturne, I have decided to create just such a dream world. The feeling is of an urban, fashion conscious women who has decided to give into her love for bohemian with abandon – she has become a fashion magpie, and picked up random motifs and textures to mix them together to create her fantasy,” he added.

The designer used cuts that were both simple and classic, allowing for ease in styling and layering. There were Jackets, bombers and tunics that were the key pieces mix naturally with slim trousers and A-line skirts.

“This is a collection that can be worn by any woman,” said the designer.

The colour palette ranges from ivory, beige, teal, peach mustard, olive, leaf green, black, gold, orange on the fabric that varies from ultra modern neoprene to handwoven silks, heavy crepe to light tulle.

“It marks my return to ready to wear ramp after nearly five years,” said Bahl.

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