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March 17, 2016 16:27 IST

While designer duo Shantanu & Nikhil's outfits had an old world charm, Varun Bahl's collection was inspired by Nature.

Day 1 at the Amazon India Fashion Week 2016 opened with the extremely talented Delhi-based fashion designer Varun Bahl showcasing his jungle-themed collection.

Bahl's extremely wearable collection was a take on modern women. Titled Nocturne, it painted a canvas with Nature as the central theme as owls, flowers and squirrels ruled the runway.

Close on his heels were fashion designers Shantanu & Nikhil, who made a splendid comeback at AIFW after two years. Their collection used fabric to highlight the various moods and emotions of a woman.

Shantanu & Nikhil’s love affair with drapes and dramatic silhouettes continued, and the collection -- which showcased plenty of jackets and capes -- had an ethereal charm.

The Last Walk by Shantanu & Nikhil 

AIFW 2016

Image: Indian brides could take inspiration from this stylish ruffled gown designed by Shantanu & Nikhil. Moving away from the traditional red bridal outfits, this white gown seems ideal for the urban, fashion conscious woman. 

AIWF 2016

Image: The collection also had evening gowns, but with a twist. The fabrics used added to the fluidity of the drapes. 

AIWF 2016

Image: Almost Grecian in style, the dramatic silhouettes revealed the different moods of a woman. 

AIFW 2016

Image: Here's another flattering silhouette... a dhoti sari with a jacket. 

AIWF 2016

Image: Take a cue on how to wear separates from this outfit, where a jacket and a skirt teamed beautifully with a sari. Don’t miss the leather churidar

AIFW 2016

Image: An beautiful draped sari-gown paired with a diaphanous cape. 

AIFW 2016

Imge: An ideal outfit for a contemporary bride who wants to step away from traditional hues. 

AIWF 2016

Image: The duo played with fiery colours too. Take a look at this red sari dhoti

AIFW 2016

Image: Mostly, though, colours like grey, brown and white ruled the ramp. 

AIWF 2016

Image: At the end of the collection, Shantanu & Nikhil were greeted with a loud cheer!

Nocturne by Varun Bahl 

AIFW 2016

Image: An outfit inspired by Nature, where leaf motifs have been used interestingly.

AIWF 2016

Image: The designer created an imaginary jungle where squirrels scurry about on sequined branches.

AIFW 2016

Image: Luscious pomegranates burst with bright, ruby-red kernels!

AIFW 2016

Image: Don’t miss the floral motifs woven on the jacket. Interestingly, all the models wore flats shoes.

AIFW 2016

Image: Yet another floral dress in white and lavender -- it's giant chrysanthemums this time.

AIFW 2016

Image: Varun had played around with simple yet classic cuts and lace and floral motifs. It was a collection which could be worn by every woman. This show marked his return to ready to wear ramp outfits after a gap of five years.

Photograph: Kind courtesy FDCI

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