Prints went crazy this season and everything, yes, just about everything, appeared on garments in the form of prints. Aartivijay Gupta’s ‘I Love Music’ collection meant prints of instruments, which blended with leaping animals. Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa were inspired by birds of the night, so owls, the current favourite for everything, fl ew all over the black and white collection.
Rajasthan’s forts appeared on Archana Kochhar’s men’s and womenswear to highlight her Chokhi collection. Ken Ferns inspired by the moon called his collection Moonrise so the bare tree trunks, landscape and birds of the night embellished his stylish garments. For Nikhil Thampi, his Southern roots brought the Kathakali masks on all his garments in gold or black. The Quirk Box label by Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachdev from the Gen Next Group had prints called Crazy Stupid, which caused a riot on the garments. Ranna Gill’s swimwear and ensembles brought alive the beautiful island of Mauritius, while the Samor label recreated the prints of little birds and animals from designers Pragya and Megha Samor’s paintings. With the Dragon Fly as the theme, Sayantan Sarkar had the insects zooming around on his menswear. For Sneha Arora, it was soldiers either static or in motion that appeared on her military-inspired womenswear.