Indian Runway Week Day 1 Highlights

The much awaited fashion extravaganza India Runway Week in association with Big Boy Toyz, Season 6 Summer Edition commenced at Thyagraj Stadium, with Young startup designers. The opening show was named as “Fashion Startups of India”, this has happened for the first time when a fashion trade event of this level had eight young designer kicking off the ready-to-wear collections for Summer’16 season. The Opening show was fully financed by IFFD and it presented the collection of eight designers out of thirty young designers of the previous seasons of India Runway Week who participated under “Newgen” category. The names of these young designers are Megha & Jigar, Vishala Shree, Ankita & Akshita, Vanica Chhabra, Rahul Kapoor, Bani Pasricha, Fahd Khatri and Sanya Garg. RJ Rocky, RJ Henna & RJ Ashish from Red FM also walked the ramp for Fashion Startups in the opening show.

The Opening show was followed by Snishh by Snidhi and Ishna, Puneet Gupta, Yosshita & Neha, Gauri Couture, Hannah Khianghte

Bani Khurana, Sailesh Singhania, Prachi and Saloni, Sudhanshi Garg, Rohini Gugnani, Pratibha Lalwani last but not least Varija Bajaj. 

While sisters Snidhi & Ishana showcased their label SNISHH which is all about dynamic cuts, geometric prints and is a brand meant for those who express themselves through fashion. Puneet Gupta presented an enchanting palette of the very Indian and classic designs and patterns for bride and groom, which was exclusive and classy. Designer Hannah Khianghte showcased classic silhouettes and traditional formal wear that women in Mizoram wear with their Puan (traditional skirt of the Mizos). 

Natasa Stankovic dazzled on the ramp as a showstopper for Gauri Couture by Nikheil & Rivendra at India Runway week spring/summer 2016. Looking absloutely resplendent and gorgeous in the collection named “ITRR” inspired from vintage garden.

Chesi Anne Basil, star for the evening, a 16 year old cancer patient whose only wish was to be a model and walk the ramp. Her motto is to celebrate life and be a role model for so many others who are fighting this deadly disease. VARIJA DESIGN STUDIO is ecstatic to make her wish come true with the help of India Runway Week and Make-A-Wish-Foundation. Once again PAGDI is an ode to women like Chesi who have taken a huge responsibility to make this world a better place. PAGDI at India Runway Week by designer Varija Bajaj however is an ode to womanhood. Today, it is women who are actually responsible for laying a strong foundation not only for their family but society as a whole. The show is dedicated to these Women who are today the drivers of growth and future.

About India Runway Week - IRW 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.

About Indian Federation for Fashion Development - IFFD 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.

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