Renowned Designer Anupama Dayal showed her love for Delhi specially old Delhi and paid a tribute to the city’s troubled, difficult past and present in her Ishq-e-Dilli collection on first day of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 13. The designer showcased series of clothes which oozed Islamic art and Mughal traditions.
Anupamaa said, “I am from Kolkata but Delhi has been my home for the past 10 years. I wanted to pay homage to the city’s rich culture and tradition and so I decided to do it through my autumn winter collection. Besides the Mughals, I have also taken inspiration from the Lodhis,Sultanate and so on,”
“Delhi is an important heritage city with over 3 world heritage treasures. For me personally, this collection is about digging deeper roots and making my peace with the city I chose to live in, work in and raise my children in,” she added.
The silhouettes in the collection culled from tradition but with a modern touch. Models sashayed down the runway in sharara inspired trousers, lehenga inspired skirts,jamas and angrakhas, tiered dresses, patialas.
The colour palaette varied from black, white and the fabrics used were chiffon, taant with intricate Mughal embroidery.
Designer also said that the collection also targeted brides who want the destination weddings and prefer to wear light clothes on their special day.The fabrics that I have used are very light and so this collection is also for the bride who wants to have her wedding in places away from home.”