It’s official. Pop colours are back. Designers have been harping about pop shades, bright candy hues and fluorescent tones staging a comeback for a year now; almost every brand worth its salt has introduced slim fit pants in a variety of colours – but when it was when I saw Sridevi attend the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour in Mumbai, with her two daughters in tow, dressed to kill in a flowy coral hued strappy Nandita Mahtani gown, that I realized color was here to stay for quite some time.
Mandira Wirk, Nandita Mahtani, Vikram Phadnis – the designers unleashed colour heavy lines on the runway. And the tones had a fluorescent edge to them.
Mandira Wirk’s collection, inspired by London, had bold cuts and shades that would make the person donning it make heads turn on a summery day, lending depth to the pleasant, soft sun rays.
Nandita Mahtani’s creations had glamour, and an indulgent trait to them, thanks to the fluorescent hues.
Vikram Phadnis’ line had Indian clothes, with strong Turkish influences. He teamed muted kurtas with netted skirts in bright peach and bubbly butterfly greens. I can already see the trend being a rage with the swish set, soon trickling down to the masses as well. Bring it on!