Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter 2012

The 19th edition of WIFW A/W 2012 organised by the FDCI kicks off next Wednesday and you, dear readers, are going to get first-hand updates on all the glitz & glamour right here.

It’s going to be a spectacular event with 138 designers showing off their splendid Autumn/Winter 2012 collections.

Look out for the following highlights at the event:

Feb 15th 2012

The Curtain Raiser on Day 1 will feature Shantanu & Nikhil. They will showcase their impressive bridge line (S&N Drape) for the coming season. Their label is synonymous with luxury and known for it’s elegance and sophistication. “We are extremely excited to open the show at , the country’s largest and most significant fashion platform”, said the designer duo.

The day’s Finale will be a showcase by Rohit Bal at the Cibo Hotel, Janpath. Can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve!

Feb16th 2012

This day promises to be an action packed one with Nachiket Barve, Raakesh Agarvwal and Gaurav Gupta showcasing their collections. Tarun Tahiliani will close the day with an offsite finale at at Blue Frog.

Feb17th 2012

Expect the runway to sizzle with creations from Rajdeep Ranawat (my personal favourite), Kallol Dutta and Abraham & Thakore. Our own Bollywood’s couture-guru Manish Malhotra is expected to close the day with a a much-anticipated finale.

Feb18th 2012

Day 4 will unleash collections by Rocky S and Payal Jain. The major highlight of the day is expected to be a showcase of the Tokyo Fashion Week – a joint show by three Japanese designer labels – ANREALAGE, Mintdesigns and Suzuki Takayuki.  Fashion Weeks across the globe have featured oriental influences, establishing Japan as a trend pioneer. Their presence at the WIFW marks an exciting start to the cultural and fashion collaboration between the two countries. 

Feb 19th 2012

JJ Valaya, the master craftsman & design icon will present the last day’s Grand Finale.

I can’t wait to witness these exciting events unfold! It’s art-on-the-move – the extraordinary movements, fabrics, clothes et al on display!

Don’t miss the accessory designers showcasing their season’s trends as well. I sure hope to look up some gorgeous shoes at the event and share with you all.


An excited and dazed Nanz