WIFW SS’14: Stylista Picks the Top Shows on Day 1


It’s that time of the year: Wills India Fashion Week is here again! We’re going to recap the shows that are the highlights each day. Day 1 saw Masaba Gupta, Nachiket Barve, Anaikka by Kanika Saluja and Nida Mahmood.


We’ve detailed out what we loved about Masaba here, her WIFW SS’14 collection was a mélange of benaras silks with her trademark Indian kitsch inspired prints. Inspired by the twenties girl, the collection was about sporty, chic styles with neon and embroidered accents.


Annaika by Kanika Saluja had heavy metallic embellishments on evening gowns and Indianised silhouettes for the festive season, quite a departure from her usual edgy embellished evening wear. Heavily spiked neck yokes and peplum jackets were layered over massive fishtail skirts. While we could see a rust full skirt and crop top here and a jewel tone dress there that were distinctly Annaika, some of the ensembles a tad overdone in terms of volume and texture.


Nachiket Barve had delicate embroideries, a variety of textures and gorgeous nudes progressing into beautiful deep vermillion by way of blush pinks, pensive greys and rich coral. The collection was refined in technique and style, and had some gorgeous dip dyed georgettes interspersed with delicate dandelion and dragonfly motifs. We loved how covetable these dresses were for a glamorous night, be it the showstopping red gowns or the subtly shimmering pastel ones. 


Nida Mahmood played with engineered print in bright blues and citrus colours. She had hologram accents through her collection and exaggerated bollywood prints. The showstopper garment and iridescent masks made the collection veer on the line between futuristic and theatrical.

Stay tuned for updates on all the shows, and follow us on twitter @stylistainsider for live updates on all the shows and street style!

Always ready for a macaroon and a good giggle, Shamita is the team’s resident magpie and collective conscience. She knows design like the back of her hand and is perennially clued in on everything fashion.