“Awadh” by Vineet Bahl at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013

Designer Vineet Bahl believes in fashion that is simple but profound, global yet grounded. And when you take a look at the collection he presented at the WIFW 2013 in New Delhi on March 13, you will agree that no vision has manifested to such perfection.

Awadh by Vineet Bahl at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013Awadh by Vineet Bahl at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013

Called ‘Awadh’ after the region that inspired it, the traditional line explores the essence of the well-travelled career woman who is nevertheless proud of her roots. With that lofty aim, it still manages to be true to Bahl’s primary fashion objective of simplicity with depth.

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Saris with brocade blouses and salwar kameezes with elaborate embroidery formed the bulk of the collection. The silhouettes were played around with a bit to make them more fluid and modern.

Vineet Bahl at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013Vineet Bahl at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013

Bahl resorted to soothing colors with nudes and ivories dominating most ensembles. However, there were also luxurious shades of red and maroon as well as sensuous ones like peach and lime green.  

Awadh by Vineet Bahl Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013Awadh by Vineet Bahl Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013

The fabrics were mostly handloom while chikankari embroidery emblazoned the outfits, making the ramp come alive with gushing opulence.

WIFW Fall-Winter 2013 Vineet Bahl Awadh CollectionWIFW Fall-Winter 2013 Vineet Bahl Awadh Collection

Side-swept hairstyles added flavour to the ensembles. From side braids, curls and buns, the dos had the ramp brimming with femininity. Nathanis and bracelet rings subtly added to the charm.

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Awadh offered something that will tug at women’s hearts around the world. They are clothes you look at and think ‘that’s beautiful! I would totally wear that.’ Unlike most runway creations, Bahl’s designs were rich without being pretentious, eloquent without being verbose, and high on style while still in reach.

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