Designers make a statement with prt wear at India Fashion Week

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New Delhi, Oct 19 : Stage bathed in blue light, a sheer white curtain dividing it and models walking the ramp in long white sterile overcoats, kick started designer Rajesh Pratap Singh's show at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week here last evening.

The unusual beginning created quite a stir and generated curiosity, though what followed next, was equally interesting.

Simple, chic and elegant, the collection did full justice to Rajesh's reputation, known for his neat cuts and stylish ensembles.

Sticking to the pastel colour palette, Rajesh used white, shades of red, black, and grey in his ensembles, which comprised his prªt-a-porter collection for the fashion week.

The western collection, comprising of pencil trousers, tops, short dresses, ending just above the knee, in fitted silhouettes made the collection stand out for its muted style.

"It was nothing, it was just a basic collection. It was structured differently," said Rajesh. Meanwhile, deviating away from his opulent self, designer JJ Valaya presented his ready-to-wear collection for the Spring-Summer at the fashion week.

Chequered boxes in a fine blend of colours dominated the collection comprising of long gowns, short dresses, tops, shorts and men's shirts.

Use of black in balloon tops and knee length dresses was quite experimental by Valaya for his summer collection.

"I think geometrics are going to be one of the key trends for next summer and amongst of course, you see the long dresses which is the big silhouettes coming back. Black for summer, which is rather unexpected. But internationally if you look at the collection which is now happening almost 70 per cent of the designers actually have black in their summer collection. So, its a statement for the summer season," said JJ Valaya, designer.

Approximately 80 designers are showcasing their collection in this season of 'Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week', one of the major business-to-business fashion fete.

The fashion week would provide 18 new designers a platform to showcase their talent and earn a place in the glamorous industry.

The event concludes today.

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