WIFW Spring-Summer 2013 Grand Finale: Ritu Kumar


Wills India Fashion Week S-S 2013 Grand Finale

Ritu kumar WIFW S-S 2013-grand finale collectionRitu Kumar’s collection was revealed on the grand finale of Will Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi.


Ritu kumar WIFW S-S 2013-grand finale art deco collectionRitu Kumar’s S-S13 collection brought together two separate collections tuned into one. The first collection was Label and the second one was Ritu Kumar Couture.

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The inspiration of the collection was the Art Deco movement. There was a mix of dresses, kaftans, and wrap tunics with flattering necklines. The colour palette ranged from yellow, orange, red, black, white, gold, and rust and so on.

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Aztec was a prominent feature in the collection. There were a lot of tribal elements in the collection like kaftans with Aztec prints, geometric motifs and vibrant colours. A metal and jute jumpsuit caught our attention. It had Aztec motifs too and looked very impressive.

  grand finale ritu kumar wilf s-s 2013 lehengasFloral lehengas with a contemporary touch was seen in the collection. The decorative aspect of the art was observed in all of the ensembles.  Bold floral zari work on cholis and short jackets were the order of the day. Layered lehengas in floral printed velvet fabrics were also seen.

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A short floral tunic was styled with heavy jewellery, an ornate stole and lace stockings. Another elegant lehenga with art deco prints was flashed on the runway.

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Long kurtas paired with long skirts and stoles, embellished lehengas with crochet detailing on the dupattas and sheer jackets over cholis formed the collection. The mix of fabrics and colours were perfectly in tune with the theme. The pre-independence era was revisited in the second part of the collection.

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Gold, beige and black formed the soul of the ensembles. Exquisite embroideries, zari and stone work were used for the lehengas and anarkalis. Ornate full-sleeved blouses were paired with tulle saris.

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The collection was a fabulous mix of prints and colours draped with rich and luxurious fabrics.

 esha gupta ritu kumar grand finale WIFW S-S 2013The finale had Esha Gupta walking the ramp for designer Ritu Kumar.

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Esha wore a lavishly embroidered floral lehenga with hints of paisley in gold and black. An ornate jacket was paired with the lehenga.

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The designer herself wore a similar jacket with her white and gold Anarkali.

 Ritu kumar grand finale WIFW S-S 2013-5The show ended with resounding claps and showers of confetti. There can be none who does Indian wear better than Ritu Kumar.

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We at Glamcheck love Ritu Kumar’s collection.

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