Mumbai, Dec 15:The second day finally saw the sun shine on the India Resortwear Fashion Week (IRFW) with resortwear designers, cruise collections and an ample dose of celebrity presence.
Designers Malini Ramani, Surily Goel, Nandita Mahtani and Sai Suman brought the holiday spirit to the runway in Mumbai with their eclectic collections that featured a combination of sexy swimsuits, glamorous dresses and flowing kaftans that were both wearable and chic.
The queen of resort fashion, Malini showcased a line-up of sexy body hugging dresses, sultry swimsuits and chic kaftans.
Models display resortwear by Malini Ramani (left) and Sai Suman
Black and gold dominated the collection and the designer chose to go the bold route with cutout swimsuits and dresses perfect for a beach getaway.
"There are a lot of talented young designers who are delving into resort fashion and it’s great. Plus there are so many destination weddings happening nowadays that a really chic collection for resort is the order of the day," the designer said.
Nandita and Sai both presented collections that highlighted the two different sides of resort fashion.
While on the one hand, Sai’s collection featured a line-up of light colours, lounge wear and bikinis, on the other Nandita’s collection featured trendy, short shimmering numbers replete with sequin perfect for a nightout.
Shraddha Kapoor (left) looked pretty in an orange gown. An injured Preity Zinta opted for a flashy outfit with a matching cast for the event
Surily’s collection also stayed true to the party spirit with hipprinted sequin pants, mirror work jumpsuits and neon hues.
Cheering from the front row were a number of celebrities such as Bipasha Basu, Preity Zinta, Genelia D’Souza, Shraddha Kapoor and model Lisa Haydon.
Genelia D’Souza (left) and Bipasha Basu also attended the event in Mumbai