Celebrating the past of Delhi and drawing inspiration from its historical aesthetics, AnupamaDayal presented her Autumn-Winter 2015/16 collection amidst a cheerful crowd and soulful Sufi music.
The two-pronged collections were named Jamali and Kamali, two Sufi saints who practised in Delhi. ‘Jamali’ included Mughal-inspired, purist wedding ensembles whereas‘Kamali’ showcased dresses like the divided skirt or Persian trousers. Both were recreated in a modern, casual way and had an 'anywhere in the world' kind of styling.
Colourswere inspired by sandstone and the multiple shades it weathers into: ecru, sand, tones of red, ochre, even pale blue!
Fabrics were gossamer and light – which is unexpected for an autumn-winter collection. Chiffons, light as air silks, dainty cotton brocades. The standouts in the collection were the prints. Mughal flowers, pietraDuras, Islamic graphics, fabled roses and various other interpretations of the Mughal love for beauty were incorporated into the garments.