13 June, 2021

Romancing The Dress

At the LFW and WIFW, the dress makes a comeback with a new twist to classic styles

Romancing The Dress
After more than 60 fashion shows in a fortnight, the verdict is clear. The silhouette to flaunt this season is the dress. The soft femininity of the dress emerged as the newest and strongest style statement from the Lakme and Wills fashion weeks. At LFW, designers Sabyasachi, Nandita Mahtani, Arjun Saluja and Savio Jon emerged as the dress champs, while at Wills India Fashion Week Ranna Gill, Gauri-Nainika, A&T, Malini Ramani and Shantanu-Nikhil displayed more variations on this theme.

The typical dress had hems reaching the knees or a little below, the waist enhanced with big belts and embroidery, and a V-shaped neck. Nandita, who has international clients like Keira Knightley, Posh Spice and Liz Hurley, showed a range in cuts like halters, wrap dresses, blousons and empire dresses. "Fashion has moved towards femininity and a dress makes a classic feminine statement," says Nandita.

At the Wills India Fashion Week, designer Ranna Gill presented 15 dresses in her collection. "The mood is...

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