Holiday theme dominates WIFW runway

New Delhi, Oct 10 : From Pia Pauro's Tanzania inspired line dominated by sun dresses and skirts to Shivan and Narresh's resort wear clothes, the display of designs on the ramp at the second day of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) had a lot for holiday wardrobes.

Pauro's collection varied from shield skirts, large sun dresses, Cape Town printed safari tunic, mustard hand embroidery top to Zulu embroidered skirt, fringe dress, giraffe print sun dress and safari jumpsuit in vibrant palettes like red, yellow and green.

"The collection is inspired by my journey to Tanzania and has been named Zanzibar. The collection is a reflection of the vast African landscapes, the wildlife and the people of Africa," the designer told IANS.

"The collection can also be worn by those who are planning a holiday," added the designer who chose fabrics like cotton voile and polyester to make the range more wearable.

Embroideries and prints were the high point of the collection.

Resort wear designer Shivan and Narresh showcased their signature maillots, bikinis and trikinis in their collection titled "Fontana". Cut off dresses, high-waisted bottom, wrap suit, linen crop top, loop knotted shorts and cruise gown also grabbed the limelight for their wearibility quotient.

Apart from their signature swimwear range, the designer-duo added neoprene lehenga, which can be a wardrobe staple for the summer bride. Light in weight and water friendly, they are comfortable.

Also, the destination wedding tailored sari was one of the most sought after pieces because of pockets that can be used for keeping cell phones and sun-screens.

--IANS (Posted on 10-10-2013)

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