The fashion scene is abuzz with trend talk after the 5-day Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter showcase last week. And why wouldn’t it be? With over 40 designers taking the ramp with their new fall collections for 2018, there’s much to talk about, isn’t there? For everyone who missed the diverse designer exhibition at AIFW AW ‘18, we’ve compiled a list of trends that we saw emerging at the fashion event. From ruffled skirts, tassels, and embroidered jackets to extraordinary sleeves, here are the trends you need to keep up with before you start curating your fall wardrobes this year:
1. Scarves 2.0
Fall weather is scarf weather, and so what if your outfit is Indian? Do it like Ilk, Abraham & Thakore and Shyamal & Bhumika did - drape a dupatta or even the pallu of your saree like a scarf.
Around the neck, or wrapped around your head. Full points for creativity.
2. T for Tassel
Tassels and their quirk are essentially associated with summer. However, it’s been a long time that ordinarily summer elements are slowly making their way into designers’ winter collections - pop hues, pom-poms and now tassels.
Exhibit A, Anupama Dayal, Karishma and Deepa Sondhi, and Sonam Dubal’s AIFW AW collections.
3. Embroidered Jackets
This year’s AIFW AW collections boasted of more embroidered jackets than ever.
Whether Indian or Western, designer labels such as Samant Chauhan and Patine went all out on elaborate embroidery on their outerwear showcase.
4. Big Bags
Mini bags and satchels may be cute, but they sure weren't invited to the AW ‘18 party this year. The AIFW designers’ choice of accessory was the big bag instead.
Take Abhi Singh’s monochrome jhola and Pero’s big pink totes for example.
5. Ruffled Skirts
Your AW ‘18 wardrobe just got its ultimate dose of statement in the form of ruffled skirts.
From Malini Ramani’s avant-garde hem to Gauri & Nainika’s cocktail skirt at AIFW, it’s more than obvious which trend is going to take center stage this fall.
6. Not Your Average Sleeves
They say you shouldn’t wear your heart on your sleeve. However, this AIFW, our hearts were on, and art was up, every designer’s sleeves.
Patine’s fringed sleeves, Namrata Joshipura’s cape sleeves and Gauri and Nainika’s poofy 70's style prom-dress sleeves… Need I say more?