Fashion Week: The one to watch out for
Beautiful clothes aside, designer Aneeth Arora‚Äôs show was remarkable for its models — they seemed to be having fun on the runway. It almost seemed like Arora‚Äôs creations let them be their usual selves.
Fashionable comfort is perhaps what makes Arora‚Äôs designs stand out. Hers are the kind of clothes that don‚Äôt require you to tuck your tummy in, or sit in a certain posture and not slouch or worry about clothes getting dirty — all this while being fashionable. Alas! The kind of clothes you don‚Äôt find easily on the runway.
The designer, who defines her style as effortlessly comfortable and fashionable, is very clear about defining fashion as wearing ‚Äúsomething that you are comfortable in‚ÄĚ.
On the fourth day of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Arora‚Äôs collection was a breath of fresh air. It was an immediate hit and the audience was enchanted by the music, the magician‚Äôs hats, bow ties, cherry noses, balloons and the juggling bottles the models carried.
The collection featured checkered loose dresses in pashmina, loose trousers, wool jackets, striped and checkered cotton shorts, pinafores, pleated dresses, wool jumpsuits and hand knitted sweaters.
The clothes were multi-layered and worn with colourful knee socks, striped and dotted bow ties, oversized bags and boots. She evoked the image of a carefree young girl who stamped her feet while walking, someone we have all seen somewhere.
Arora, known for her use of organic fabric, used a wide colour palette. There were combinations of green, black, red, orange, maroon, mustard and white in cashmere, wool, cotton, silk and pashmina.
‚ÄúThe mood that I created was the circus but my inspiration has always been Indian textiles and the people I see on the street,‚ÄĚ Arora told reporters.
‚ÄúI have worked with a lot of wool and pashmina. The theme was kaleidoscope so there were a lot of central Asian¬†Ikats¬†and Maharashtrian textiles and textiles from all over India,‚ÄĚ she said.
The designer‚Äôs label is called Pero (‚Äėto wear‚Äô in¬†Marwari). Her clothes are retailed in India and internationally but Arora still doesn‚Äôt have a store of her own.
‚ÄúI just go by my instincts and I do what I want to do,‚ÄĚ she says.