Indian Runway Week Glimpse And Glamour - Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3

IRW organized their fashion week last weekend. It was a delight to be part of such prestigious events. For me it was interesting to watch designers rushing around the venue, that fashionable kiosk outside show venue waiting for show to begin, models whom we saw on ramp were roaming freely after show. It was cool to witness all of that. It’s your choice you could be dressed up like super model or comfortably. I chose latter as I knew I will have to rush from one stall to another. And it was so taking pictures, interviews it’s not an easy job. While watching the fashion show I have to be attentive to details. I have listed down some of the designers along with photos of models showcasing their notable collection.

Rajdeep Ranawat is a dynamic designer who blended the hues of Gujarat Heritage, Kutch along with Swarovski. He uses organic fabrics that breathe during the summer. In his interview he told me about how he likes to experiment by presenting ethnic prints, designs, embroideries, colours in most modern, elegant way. His collection had gowns, suits, saree lehngas, kurta’s, Kaftans. I definitely want to have one piece in my collection. His designs look like if someone is wearing heavy silver jewellery. Noyonika Chatterjee was so impressed with his collection that she agreed to start as well be a show stopper. She was so down to earth and Rajdeep is really dynamic person.

Abhishek Roy’s Bohurupi spring summer 2016 collection was showcased on the ramp. It was collation of silhouettes for both men and women. Prints were inspired by natural greenery, green, yellow colour of shrubs, trees, leaves. Textures were based on flowers and vegetables and were hand developed using rollers, stencils, blocks. Brand uses natural and organic fabric which makes it perfect for summers. Other than being a great designer, he is a really good person. It was fun talking to him.

D & N by Dheeru and Nitika – Both these designers are really pretty and so is their collection. Their designs are inspired from silhouettes adorned by Parisian woman of late 80’s, 90’s. They created whole range for modern Indian women and have presented beautiful amalgamation of heritage Indian embroidery with Parisian silhouettes. Colours selections were from bright summer hues to deep hues for special occasion.

Prachi and Saloni’s PS has its roots from Jaipur. Their collection was inspired by Taj Mahal’s architectural beauty and its timeless designs. They use yarns and unconventional fabric to create clothes that are chic and modern as well as promote the work of local artisans.

Sudhanshi Garg’s designs remind of historic India in 17th century. From shirts to lehangas, crop shirts with dhoti’s and many more were showcased during the show. Their collection is great for summers because of choice of colours from coffee, wine, and brick toning towards more natural hues.

Ashok Maanay’s “Tropical Iceberg” was a fresh, cool collection that one can look after holiday festivities and warm up for the season. His designs include strong spring colours, lighter shades, pastels, tangerines, neutrals with soft fabric. It was definitely the coolest collection for men.

Sailesh Singhania vision is to revive the weaves to support the weavers to promote heritage of India. His collection was a unique amalgamation of Ikat and Kanjeevrams along with Benarasi’s organzas. Their contemporary designs make modern Indian women look good not only in India but also globally.

I hope you enjoyed reading it. If you are planning to rock your summer with designer wear does try these designer wear. It’s always good to buy something out of the league. 

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Megha Gupta 


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