Vineet Bahl – Meitei

A refreshing balance of print, fringe detailing, utility, colour and pattern. Mixing city chic with easy construction, Vineet Bahl keeps comfort in mind combined with rustic charm. We liked the subtle embroidery and a fresh approach to indigo,azure blues, sky cyan, sudden stripes of canary yellow, geometric patterns, working with layering and creating options for smart separates and mix and match. Bags created by a tribe of artisans called Meitei, are a definitive `must haves.’

Sahil Kochhar — Rooh

Three pristine colours come together to create Rooh (soul) — Ivory, Champagne Rose and Cashmere Blue. Textures, silhouettes, applique on translucent organza,volume on chanderi skirts, organza jackets over dresses, interesting 3D effects, hems with silk floss embroidery to recreate a jungle commentary of foliage, birds giving this collection an aura of delicate femininity.

Aarti Vijay Gupta

She tells a simple story of a blackboard for doodling art and playfulness. What we like is the designer’s simple approach to light-hearted design and no fuss collection. Pret at its playful best.

Ragini Ahuja -Clan
Lovebirds

The designer, Ragini Ahuja chose to use her collection platform to voice a concern. Putting the spotlight on ethnic refugees and the fragmentation of identity and rebellion, her monochromatic colour, graphics and modern silhouettes lent a harmonious balance to her sharp contrasts, giving this collection a contemporary edge. Cool, soft tailoring and controlled volume, practical and effortless.

Lovebirds gets the marks for relaxed tailoring, simplified and functional flair. Again, flexibility to create your own separates. We believe urban women will love it too.

Ethel da Costa
Fashion & Lifestyle Journalist, Founder-CEO, Think Geek Media

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