The much awaited fashion extravaganza India Runway Week in association with Big Boy Toyz, Season 7 Winter/Festive Edition commenced at Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi. The show opened with the designs of International Designer Bibi Russell under the name of “Rajasthali”. On day one, we saw Daniel Syiem from North East also sharing the ramp with Bibi Russell in the opening show. His label Breathe Easy is an attempt to make clothes feel like second skin to your body. Blending pure cotton and raw silk with tribal weaves from North East India, the collection comprises of looks that cater to men and women who just want to break free….and breathe easy.
Shreeya Somaiya, introduces her debut collection inspired the classic Shakespearean ballet “A Midsummer Night Dream” (in the pic above). The collection focuses on encapsulating the spirit of feminine power with a touch of elegance that the female characters of the play demonstrate. On the other hand beautiful actress Soha Ali Khan was spotted for designer from Hyderabad Shweta Sharda, who presented the glory of womanhood through her designs on the ramp. “Her Collection is about women like me who love to travel around the world” says Soha Ali Khan. Deepika Reddy from Ishithaa Design House launched her debut Winter / Festive collection ‘Vadhuvu’ at India Runway Week. The collection ‘Vadhuvu’ meaning bride in Telugu; echoed what every South Indian Bride desires to be on her big day. Reframing The Regal Designer Isha Gupta Tayal is an amalgamation of British Empire and royal India.
(In the pic) Aditya Khandelwl showcases some of the most intricate and extravagant pieces in a fusion style statement marrying the silhouettes from the British Raj to India’s own traditional Mughal embroidery and richness.
Day 1 comes to an end with Studio AV Gaurav and Nitesh presenting their beautiful collection ‘Dhaage’. The entire collection is handmade in threads with a little bit of zardosi and dapka work to add some glitter. (In the cover pic).
The second day started with “Euphoria” Disha Doshi Gandhi. Captivating Ikat patterns have been used, whose colors reflect local heritage and are bright and contrasting, as per the theme of the collection. Geometry plays a considerate part within the whole collection. VIDA DE FRIDA Designer Payal & Zinal is based on the theme- age of UNGENDER, where its the person that matters and not their Gender. And both the male and female personalities are coming to accept the “Other Side”.
(In the pic) Kantha Stuti Shan is an primordial craft, made the women of Rural West Bengal. Bolpur-Shantiniketan is essentially famous for its ethnic and creative Kantha embroidery all over India.
Then came Rachat Shruti and Rohan ‘s collection revolves around the personal emotions of an army girl. THE FLUTE ENCHANTER Manika Surekha is the inspiration of the collection comes from the magnificent life of lord Krishna. Use of hand painted motifs with a fusion of fabrics forms the center of my collection. While keeping my inspiration as my focus in all my creations, the garments are very fresh and modern. The exaggerated flow in the garments is perfect for all body types.
Actress Esha Gupta turned showstopper for designer Yoshita Yadav at the Indian runway week 2016. The designer showcased her collection inspired the city of Lucknow which remains the fashion capital of Northern India. Magiska Shalini is a reflection of Indian heritage of rich textiles and centuries old craftsmanship. It is the modern interpretation of Indian classical silhouettes coupled with an evergreen shelf life that makes each product extremely unique – a classic that can be passed on from one generation to the next.
The second show started with the collection of Gouri Gosain “THE CRAFT”, there are syncretic styles of Flora, Art and Architecture that evolved during the Mughal Period. Traditional forms of threadwork in its most contemporary form inspired the Calico. THEME-Talk of the blocks presented KanchanKuntala Das is made of blocks of fabric with balanced yet discontinued use of embroidery.
Amru Chhandak Jana presents Padm’e The enchanting, elaborate and mystical Lotus motifs used in the wall paintings of Ajanta caves serve as the central theme for this collection. MAFIA collection revisits the era of the Mafia Vinay Rana is an exploration of the classic look, with modern silhouettes.
Deblina and Atul premiered their collection –ARABESQUE which is entirely made up of Eco and skin- friendly Bamboo yarns knitted together to create magic spelling interesting ensembles. Designer Anshu Khathuria, who is making her debut at the fashion gala, is going to showcase a collection titled “WINGS OF FIRE” – an ode to delicacy and strength of a WOMAN. Veteran Actress Sharmila Tagore walked ramp for Rohini Gugnani.
The Grand finale of India Runway Week was Designer Riddhi and Siddhi with their collection “English Country Gardens”. Models walked the ramp with sports car Big Boy Toyz. The show was the amalgamation of glamour and cars. The collection conjures up contemplative thoughts of romance and lazy summer days.