NEW DELHI — As the number of fashion weeks across India continues to grow — more than 20 at the last count — Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week sponsored by the Fashion Design Council of India, or FDCI, here remains the main event both designers and buyers take seriously.
The five days of shows ended Sunday with 58 designers showing and 57 booths in the exhibition hall. There was certainly a step up in elegance and more of a focus on cleaner cuts and an emphasis on styling rather than embellishments. This was evident in the works of both established and newer designers, including such names as Rahul Mishra, Payal Pratap, Ranna Gill and Shivan & Narresh.
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“From concept to creation, my goal was to create beautiful pieces, with a variety of sizes, all at affordable prices,” said @joansmalls of the swimwear and intimate apparel she designed for @smartandsexysocial. The collection includes neon laced bras, sheer bodysuits and swimwear separates. The intimates collection will launch in July, while the swimwear collection will be available for purchase on Tuesday at select @walmart stores, walmart.com and smartandsexy.com. #wwdfashion