After an initial hitch on the first day of the 15th Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, the event started smoothly on Thursday with three designers displaying their collections at the first show.

The extravagant event was supposed to start on March 24 but ran into trouble with the police officials who stopped the event claiming that the organisers did not have necessary permits from fire department.

But the organisers Fashion Design Council of India have assured that there will be no more problems as they have acquired the necessary permits.

“Today’s event will go on as per schedule, we have all the approvals in place and the additional requirements have been met. The show will go on and it is business as usual at WIFW,” said Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI.

Designer duo Gaurav and Ritika’s collection displayed at the first show was inspired by the eco-friendly concept of the green house, with colours like orange and yellow ruling the palette.

“The collection is about the structures and the philosophy of shapes. We have used different objects to show luxurious garments. Also we tried to show that winters is not all about greay and black by using various colours,” said the duo.

Designer Astha Behl’s Autumn/Winter collection showcased here was inspired by nomadic tribes and journalist Malvika Nanda was her showstopper. The clothes involved patchwork and presented a bevy of colours.

“The theme of my show was the chronicles of nomads, they have so much colour in their life! My muse Malvika Nanda’s contemporary outfit had a lot of patchwork and colours,” said Behl.

The first show saw a poor turnout of audience with many seats remaining empty.