One of the biggest trends that we are seeing on the runway at AIFW S/S 2016 is travel-both literally and figuratively. Designers drew inspiration not just from other cultures but also other eras. Both Prama by Pratima Pandey and Payal Pratap had a distinctive English Rose vibe about them. Tanvi Kedia merged Kutch embroideries with an European aesthetic. Dev R Nil and Rasa Jaipur stayed true to their Indian roots with languid lines and form flattering shapes. Anand Bhushan got us courtside seats to his Wimbledon-inspired collection of athleisure essentials. Speaking of time travel, while Hemant and Nandita took us back to the 1960s with miniscule shift dresses and graphic patterns a la Twiggy, Samant Chauhan gave us his version of Victoriana circa 2015. But the ultimate trip down memory lane came via Ashish N Soni’s childhood-inspired collection of expertly finished and beautifully tailored urban classics.