India Runway Week Season 10 – Spring Summer Collection – Day 2

So Guys, This is in continuation with the previous blog you read about the India Runway Week Season 10. Here I am telling you about the designers and their collections for the day 2.

From laid back styles to pret and luxurious apparel, everything found a place in the India Runway Week. At Day 2 of India Runway Week’s summer/spring 2018 edition, standout collections by designers Shravan Kumar Ramaswamy, Akassh K Aggarwal, Banka Silk and few Newgen designers made their way to the runway.

Day 2 was opened by 5 newgen designer’s show. Label Arkya by Ankita Yadav showcased “SEHAR”.  Arkya’s Spring-Summer Collection 2018 titled “SEHAR” is inspired by the first ray of sunshine bouncing off the fresh green grass, the happy sunflowers dancing, the dew on the fences and the subtle blue skies are food for designer’s inspiration.  Sehar unleashes a colorful line of subdued hues like sage, olive green, blush pink, mustard yellow, and aqua blue reflecting the beauties of nature in all its colours & forms. The empowering and calming effect of nature on the soul is reflected in all the garments. There are vibrancy and playfulness in floral patterns hinting conventionality. But the little touch of quirkiness is added through the use of metallic rings, motifs of fences & abstract geometric leaves, hybrid silhouettes like the paneled pants, shorts with ruching pants, asymmetric paneled pants, patchwork and appliqued organza.

 Istuti and Vivek’s collection aims to give you the natural comfort and ease, where ever you go. The collection enhance one’s personality for various occasions, giving the feel home comfort. Designer believes in creating their trends by following nature. Their collection is the expression of love for mother nature and a step towards saving the planet Earth by infusing natural fabrics, which are scientifically proven best friends for human body.They presented latest styling trends, and beautiful silhouettes with natural fabrics. Their collection has many different cuts and drapes for various purposes. They have created stunning silhouettes by blending western influence on Eastern drapes.

Sidh by Udayan Dalmia presented a fashion label that focuses on minimalistic Chic designs and utility while keeping sustainability in mind. The spring summer 2018 collection is fully made in natural dyes and organic cotton, keep the waste to minimum. Sidh is blend of craftsmanship and technology, a blend of depth and modernity. Sidh specializes in dyeing the fabrics in natural dyes (such as Lac, ratanjot, sappanwood, madder, catechu, indigo). Collection caters to both western and ethnic sensibilities.

Sunidhi Garodia’s collection was based on the theme “ IRO of life”. IRO is basically a Japanese word which means color and the whole collection is inspired by the different colors and the meaning that each individual takes from it to their life. It’s rightly said-“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” And so does the collection reflect the happiness, the joy, the darks of colors and what it reflects into our lives.

Shefali Dhaka Sirohi- The Spring/Summer’18 collection is inspired by the pendulums. The silhouettes are asymetric balances. Panelling and pleating techniques have been used at frictionless points to create equilibrium between the asymmetry. The drapes move over the body in cowls like the pendulums do. The embroidery motives are imbalanced triangular pieces hung on balanced wires. Rich Silks, chanderi weaves, Organzas and Chiffons are used which signify the two extremes of the pendulum. With their different flows coming together; they create a perfect imbalanced balance. The soft and flowy chiffons are balanced by the structured Organzas and Taffeta Silks. The colors range from light Lavenders to Steel Greys, to light summery Pinks and Peaches and ending with ombre’s of Dusty Blues and English Rose Pink Hues. The subtle tones are enhanced with hints of majentas and hot pinks to brighten up the mood.


Shubhashini Ornamentals presented Surkh- You Ignited by jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal “Surkh Collectives” is an inspiration from the world of  Self Love, In a society that has seen women as the weaker and the second sex, here’s a Bow Down to the ones who decided to live the way they wanted to, no matter how crazy or rebellious.

His collection was Vibrant that Resonates with the Symbolism of Old Tribal Art of PEROI and terrecota , banarsi meena work, wood karigari from Kashmir mixed techniques in filigree motif, stamped light weight metal sheet work , embossed 3D and Metallics Gold & Silver with ORGANIC Gemstones like CORAL PEARLS TURQUOISE LAPIZ LAZZULI ….Assortment of Multiple Accessories Options, gives the collection a versatility to be worn on ethnic as well with IndoWestern , The time is about to be Jeweled Bold & Beautiful. The collections gave a social message of “SURKH- YOU IGNITED” An Increasing number of Independent Women in India are bending Age-Old Cultural, Societal and Traditional Norms… The collection is Inspired and Dedicated to Such Brass Necked… Bold….Fierce….. Barefaced…..Women Raising a Toast to those Women who defied societal norms and set their own. Laxmi Agarwal an Indian campaigner with Stop Acid Attacks walked the ramp for Designer Akassh K Aggarwal.


Rig- Utility Clothing RIG showcased a brave new world of fashion at the India Runway Week 2018. The brand carries a philosophy of travelling to unexplored territories not just in the physical realm but through an individual’s imagination, as well. People often harbor dreams and desires that are a departure from their routine lives. There is a latent explorer in everyone waiting to be unleashed. Even though they might not take off on an expedition, subconsciously they wish to be pushed to participate passionately in their lives.

Designer Shivaanii R Singhania showcased Pe’tillant Fleur. The inspiration for this collection is a blooming sparkling flower that allures and draws you in and keeps you wanting more. Designer’s overarching focus is silhouettes, incorporating florals and layers of femininity paired together to imbue a modern attitude of individual expression. The line consists of draped gowns, peplum styles, fitted trousers and layered full

lengths. Soft and sheer fabrics like organza, tulle, satins have been combined with heavy-embellished embroideries to help balance the richness. In all, it’s an exploration of fantasy rendered with glamour, passion and purity.

Saaj by Ankita’s collection brings forth the importance of ‘innovating the future, through design conceptualization’ as each ensemble represents crucial fragments of design, gently unfolding a layered narration that speaks of the story of the ensemble. The collection celebrates the ‘coming alive of the modern era’, through the rhapsody of colors, that gently transcend into harmonious symmetries of vintage floral patterns in pinks, gold’s, gorgeous greens and yellows made of beautiful silk embroideries and futuristic cuts, that synchronise to fill the void for a vintage-contemporary bridal space. Through the layout of bold chrysanthemum flower motifs, cutting edge patterns, carefully deconstructed vibrant hues and vintage wall art inspired embroideries in luxurious silk thread; the surface topography of each ensemble vibrates opulent extravagance and highlights the subtle blend of different weaves.

The collection also speaks of an interesting and bold interplay between the old ways of translating a profound story on fabric that dates back centuries, combined with workmanship that is set well within the roots of the modern era. The true essence of each ensemble lies in the delicately orchestrated symphony of colours and progressive patterns that are easily relatable to everyone yet very distinct in style and for that reason are perfect for a bridal trousseau.

Hyderabad designer Shravan Kummar showcased textiles of sunrise state Andhra Pradesh. His collection is organically dyed and all handmade. Shravan will be having master weavers from Hyderabad as his showstoppers.

Banka silk came on the ramp with its collection named “Bahar” in association with designer Poonam Dubey. The collection is inspired from foliage, flowers, birds and butterflies and pays homage to the feminine community’s spiritual reverence for nature. Balancing the tradition of the handloom weaves of Jharkhand through cotemporary silhouettes and sensibilities, refreshing colours and hand block prints to create an influence that rejoices a mix of fine Indian craftsmanship and modern touch. Sustainable fabrics in silk, cotton and linen, applying traditional crafts, seek to cater to the affordable luxury segment with contemporary outfits with Indian influences. Each ensemble tells the story of nature in the hues of coral reds, lemon and mango yellows and rich emerald green. Clean and yet sophisticated lines having signature tailoring, exceptional drapes and layers; and with an option to mix and match pieces as per ones taste and style.

We’ ll wrap this up here, with the closing of the day 2. More in the upcoming blogs.

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