India Runway Week Season 10 – Spring Summer Collection – Day 3

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The Last Day of the India Runway Week was as much lit as the previous days. India Runway Week continued to please everyone on the 3rd day of the fashion extravaganza. The day was filled with designers showcasing their Spring Summer collection. Celebrating 10 season and 5 years of success in Fashion industry, finale show saw 5 textile designers from past seasons of India Runway Week. Finale show was completely dedicated to textile and handloom.

The last day of the short three-day long India Runway Week had the strongest lineup of all days.

Number of celebrities were seen walking the ramp for different Designers

Celebrating 5 years of existence in the fashion industry, finale was done by 5 designers from the past seasons.

Day 3 was opened by young and aspiring designers at Main Show Area by Apeejay Stya University which was also a knowledge partner of the event.  Students of the university showcase their creativity and talent on the ramp. Second was the five designer show in the Brooder Runway. The second show was opened by Ambica under her label named as Peeli kothi who showcased Banarasi saree collection. The collection is based on make in India textiles. Other designer in the row was Twinkle Pupreja The collection was inspired by the form of Shiva‘ Ardhanareshwara’ . As the name suggests this form consists of half Shiva and half Shakti. Surface ornamentation and color palette describes the concept behind the collection. Triangles play important role in justifying the concept as when it’s pointed upward describes the power of Shiva and when poiting downward describes the importance of Shakti. This form has been the inspiration of the upcoming collection. The color palette comprises majorly of three colors. One is describing the stregth of lord of shiva, other is soft and feminine as shakit and the third is the combination of both being a two tone silk. Tripti Chandak was the third designer in the five designer show who launched her collection named VYTBlack. The collections was creatively designed as per the sine qua non of the mass yet stylish for one to look superlative in the crowd. Oindrilla Das presented her collection “ PERFECT BLEND “ with the old and new in crisp silhouttes and inventive designs .Ensembles which can be incorporated from day to evening look for the women of today who needs to multitask every day . Last but not the least Designer Ashima showcased her collection Misty monochrome Hues which is enamored with sass & elegance of a modern day woman who believes that sky is the limit for the one who wants to achieve big, it’s a trend to stay and we have attempted to present here with varied applications of this concept, with monochrome fashion there is never a style mundane day and here we aim to curate a collection that goes well with every mood, also with the fashion aspect we combine the body confidence stating that today’s women can don just anything & be carefree. With the chic monochromes in our collection we also have a figurative reference to the blacks, whites & monotone hues which give a metaphor to the odds & evens faced by the women in our society despite which they emerge as world leaders in their respective fields. Bollywood Actress Mannara Chopra walked the ramp for Designer Ashima.

The third show of the last day was of two designers named Sadan Pandey and Shravan Gajam. Designer Sadan Pande’s collection was Kanchali Summer festive- a colorful collection inspired from a culturally rich state of Rajasthan. Known for its traditional colorful art and artistic traditions.  Kanchali is a pure reflection of Rajasthani culture with a twist of new silhouettes and drapes to compliment today’s modern men and women. With vibrant colors, embroidery, mirror work and motifs to reflect the cultural presence of Rajasthan in it. Whereas Shravan Gajam ‘Indigoberry Ikat’ Spring / Summer 2018 Collection- India Television actress Ragini Khanna walked for Shravan Gajam and looked beautiful in his attire. An unprecented collection of Rags & Accessories by Shravan Gajam, solely crafted from Handwoven warp-faced Denim fabric using Ikat weaving technique from family run craft units in Telangana, India. Because of the desire to preserve the Ikat art form, the fabric Denim Ikat is born. Abstract Ikat motifs are used with different shades of Indigo and Off-white colour on the denim fabric. Beyond imagination is Denim Ikat and the concept mapped us to enter easiest part of our daily wear commonly known as Jeans. Denim Ikat collection of Indigo denim, done using VAT Dyes brings together comfort & ethnic essence with a strong positive, sensual and disruptive style. Collection of Denim Ikat is a blend of Cotton & Lycra. Cotton gives comfort & ease whereas Lycra keeps on stretchable working towards treating you like a free bird with unraveled mobility. His collection is crafted with the most premium denim and designed in all your favourite fits like – slim fit, loose fit, straight leg, relaxed fit, casual top, jacket, dresses, skirts exclusively designed with the pace of your comfort. The collection consists of season’s top trends such as stylish ripped, stretched and distressed jeans.

The 4th show of the day was four designer show by Shradha Goenka, Aditya Panchal, Shivani Bachheria,Vaani Raghupathy.

Vagmi by Shradha Goenka’s collection ‘Walk in the Sky ‘ has been created to showcase female embodiment of enlightened energy.
The garments are made for strong women of today’s age who are liberated and free and no more tied to kitchen. Bold and playful silhouettes would be featured keeping modernity of Indian women in mind. Howsoever, a conservative Indian woman has evolved into a sharp and independent personality she stays rooted to our culture. The collection depicts my love for traditional Indian techniques of embroidery. Assymetric cuts, ruffles and bold back detailings have been enriched with intricate use of zardosi by our skilled artisans. The garments are constructed in egyptian cotton and muslin silk in shades of black , beige , pink and olive green.

Aditya Panchal’s collection was an electric mix of design element inspired from Indian heritage, where the embroidery style is very equisite. Mature elegance is defined through one pieces and lehengas, which redefine sensuality and subtle glamaour and present an Individualistic statement. The embellishments are truly exquisite, inspired from Architectural explorations and are handcrafted using gold zari and silver zari. Designer had tried to depict the abounding culture of India in our collection. The tule net,velvet,raw silk,the unusual cutworks and abla work, an exquisite texture with perfect detailing makes our piece a masterpiece which every women will desire.

Model turned actor Sanya Pithawalla walked the ramp for designer Shivani Bachheria “THE BRIDE”

“THE BRIDE”, as the name speaks for itself, is conceptualized to make the most divine embrace, ‘Wedding’ of every woman’s life a special one. Launched in 2015, we envision to make it a truly global phenomenon in the sphere of personalized and designer couture for each bride settling her trust on us.

Vaani Raghupathy’s Bloom collection calls to one’s elegance as it takes its inspiration from motifs that depict the natural shape and color of fruits, flowers, birds that are an absolute delight for the summer. The skill of infusing contemporary fashion trends with traditional couture is the pride of Magnoliaá and the Bloom collection is all about bringing in appealing fabrics along with their pleasant and refreshing pastels in a mix of organza, chiffon and weaves of silk from Kanchipuram, TV Actress Karishma Tanna graced the ramp in Vaani Raghupathy’s outfits. She looks stunning in designer’s outfit.

Jewellery world presents Nikhita- Mynah Designs. Their jewellery is hand crafted by the skilled craftsmen from around the country. Their collections was inspired from the various era’s of history  elements of  nature and  futuristic ideas of  younger generations. The fusion  of tradition and modernity can be seen in the collection,  adorns the beauty of today’s women.  Apart from being fashionable, their Jewelry is practical, with accurate purity and a great value for your investment. Indian Television actress Sana Khan walked the ramp for Nikhita Tandon. She looked beautiful in her collection.

Now comes the most awaited finale to celebrate the five years of  success. To celebrate the completion of 5 years the finale of season 10 saw 5 old designers from previous season. The finale was dedicated to handloom. Finale show was opened by Daniel Siyem collection “ShaKiLum” uses the textiles of the tribes of Meghalaya to create a deconstructed, gender-fluid collection that highlights the unique tribal essence of the state within a modern and edgy collection. A slow fashion collection, it celebrates the beauty of stepping back and slowing down, thinking about the earth that sustains each of us and celebrating the continuity in nature. The organic fabrics of Meghalaya have a unique thermal property that makes it warm in the winter and cool in the summer making it the ideal garment for a summer collection. The use of yellow and ivory against a backdrop of charcoal grey is a call out to move away from preconceived notions and step into an edgier and fresher take of summer. The use of organic fabrics together with bamboo embellishments gives the ensembles an earthy sensuality while also pushing it into the future – a future that celebrates the fluidity of gender roles and the need for embracing zero waste fashion trends. Inspired by the unique and diverse beauty of the textiles of Meghalaya, the deconstructed ensembles combine the different fabrics of the tribes to bring to you a fair trade collection that extols sustainable fashion.  The collection pays homage to Meghalaya – a place that has shaped the design sensibilities and molded the journey of Daniel Syiem in the world of fashion. Rooted in tradition with a modern take, the collection seeks to inspire people to travel to Meghalaya and discover the many hidden facets of the state that Daniel Syiem is proud to call home.

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.

Jenjum Gadi presented  PHROZUH- the cotton yarn. His collection is inspired by cotton yarn which is use to weave the fabric for the collection. His collection is a pure balance of masculinity and femininity and inspired by this characteristics most of the silhouettes are gender fluid or unisex.

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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.

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India Runway Week Season 10 – Spring Summer Collection – Day 1

Hey Guys!! So it has been almost a month that I have been keeping unwell, and hence could not be much active on the blog. But all this while, I realized that, I so miss writing on the blog!
So from now, you will definitely get to see, at least one blog each week.

Today I am writing about the India Runway Week Season 10 – Spring Summer Collection, that we attended a few days ago. It was our first ever Fashion Show that we attended. And Guys, it was amazing. We met so many new people, saw the incredible works of so many designers. I believe there were around 40 upcoming designers with there amazing collection.

I am pretty sure most of you, might not know about the India Runway Week. So before I explain anything else, let us know what India Runway Week was all about.

India Runway Week is Asia’s youngest fashion trade event. Each season of the much-awaited IRW introduce new talent and places young Indian designers firmly on the global fashion stage. IRW provides a platform for both established and upcoming talented designers but also introduce fresh designers to showcase their collections. This gives them excellent business opportunities from both bulk and retail buyers. In

Addition to facilitating the exchange of ideas and networking interactions between designers, buyers and affiliates, the event provides an enriching experience for everyone

The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) hosted the extremely anticipated tenth season of India Runway Week at The DLF Place Saket, New Delhi. Country’s third largest fashion event commenced with high spirit in the capital from April 20, 2018, and put up a spectacular display of the hottest trends to watch out for by some of the renowned and newgen designers. The show had Bollywood & Television Divas.

The Indian Federation for Fashion Development is an organisation which provides the opportunity for fashion industry members, both new and old, to create networks that will facilitate action and inspire industry growth. IFFD provide useful & up-to-date information to keep the industry on top of what is happening locally and abroad, to make it more competitive and to encourage a thirst for quality education.

IFFD provides a marketing platform for all within the industry; from the student who want to share her talent to the household names we have come to know and love. By increasing local and international awareness of Indian brands and talent, IFFD hope to inspire increased demand and brand loyalty. With these primary directives IFFD hope to assist in creating a positive knock on effort that will facilitate job creation and growth for the industry.

The first day of India Runway Week spring/summer 2018 started out with International Designer Bibi Russell who opened the show, showcasing her fascination with handspun and hand-woven fabric.

Bollywood Fame Nusrat Barucha & Indian Television Actress Asha Negi sizzle on the ramp as designer showcase their collection

The show opened with the designs of International Designer Bibi Russell  under the name of “Rajasthali”. The day one of the India Runway Week was high on creativity, where experienced designers ruled the ramp, the newbies were also not far behind.

The names of the 1st day designers were Bibi Russell, Ridha by Rohit Arora, Varsana by Vandana Jaju & Aditi Jaju, Soniya Chandorkar, Nazila Sawhney, Aditi Aggarwal and last but not the least James Ferriera.

Bibi Rusell showcased her collection under the name of Rajasthali by Bibi Rusell in New Delhi at IFFD’s India Runway Week Summer 2018 for the third time. Her entire collection is made from this handspun and hand-woven fabric diversified by art and design intervention to be made more suitable for the modern context. Her collection had all shades of Black & white in cotton, ecological & khadi. Everything she represented is handmade in Rajasthan with matching jewelry and shoes. Her collection includes lots of Tunic, Wrap Pants, Harem Pants and others. Khadi is not merely a piece of cloth, but a way of life. Bibi Russell, the celebrated designer from Bangladesh who brought the humble gamchha to the international runway, has for the last few years directed her focus on working for the heritage crafts of Rajasthan.

Ridha by Rohit Arora presented- “A Day In the Garden” The collection’s landscape is adorned by the botanical embroidery engraved on subtle mix of colours like pink , blues , green etc.  From the brides bouquet to the beautiful centerpieces few people realize the time, effort, and consideration that goes into the planning of a wedding. The floral patterns and arrangements into a garment are just one part of the battle. Silhouettes are their label’s signature styles. All garments had a play of intricate hand embroidery using AARI, ZARDOZI ETC.  Their collection belongs to all those women who lives in the world of beauty, no matter what shape or size, she feels confident in her skin.

Varsana by Vandana Jaju & Aditi Jaju presented “The Window”, in broader term signifies the scenic view outside ones window on a summer morning. Beautiful flowers shining towards the sun, rustling leaves, branches of trees and the singing birds, create a story line of their collection.  The palette of the collection descends through a range of bright as well as soothing spectrum of colors, perfect for a summer wardrobe. Over All the collection is a mix of classic silhouettes crafted with intricate colourful embroidery. Dimensions of which are captured in delicately sculptured gowns, dresses, kurtas, lengha etc. Painstakingly crafted to mark an excursion of patterns overlaid with intricate and innovative surfaces.

 Soniya Sanchi showcased “Lucknowi Chikankari” a symbol of elegance, class, tradition & a heritage with a touch of Mukaish work.   *Mukaish*- an almost forgotten craft beautifies the Chickenkari work by its signature embroidery. When paired with Chickenkari it revamps and elevates the creation to a whole new level of chic and class. Also Sonnets of nature are threaded onto lights with combination of Banarasi brocade, rich skills & exquisite fabric flaunting the crafts of India. Motifs of Flowers, creepers, birds, foliages all scenic gifts of nature come together weaving their magic into intricate tonal stories on the fabric. Television Diva Asha Negi walked the ramp for designer Soniya Sanchi. Asha looks fabulous in her designs.

Nazila Swahney presented “Cover Girl” -the story of a young Afghan Girl. An orphan refugee whose piercing eyes shook the world when it appeared in the cover of the National Geographic’s in 1985. Without a name, she became known as the “Afghan Girl”, the uncertainty and fear in her eyes stood for thousands of Afghan children.

Kavita Aggarwal’s collection was Ode to Pietra Dura an ancient decorative art form, often referred to as ‘paintings in stone’, Pietra Dura was once fostered by kingdoms as far apart in time and location as Romans and Moghuls. Her bridal collection is a tribute to Pietra Dura’s vivacity and a captivating look into new application for this age-old art form. The embroidery in her ensembles is a replication of Pietra Dura motifs – not so much in technique as in aesthetics. As crossover fashion doesn’t merely adorn a wearer, it transforms her, she dedicate this Indo-western fusion to the modern Indian woman, who’s rooted in traditions, yet open to fresh explorations. Bollywood Fame Nushrat Bharucha sizzled the ramp for designer Kavita Aggarwal and look beautiful in designer’s outfit.

 

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