With India Runway Week all set to take Delhi by storm with its 8th season, here's a sneak peek at the thrilling ride ahead.
Young established designer from Mumbai, Ken Ferns, will open the summer-festive edition of the fashion gala.
Speaking about opening the India Runway Week, Ferns said, "I mightily excited about showcasing at India Runway Week and opening the week. It's a big responsibility and I am nervous at the same time."
"I would be representing a brigade of 'New-gen' designers. Young designers of India are impressive and fashion is all about expression so I am all set to express and impress," Ferns added.
The collection is inspired by paper craft and its geometric forms in the real world - Kern Ferns call it 'Soda,' as it's a perfect blend of real to diagrams. Soda interprets energy, fizz and an outburst of zest and that is exactly what Kern Ferns portraying through his latest collection which is India's all season fashion, light but yet impactful.
Kiran Kheva, Fashion Director, India Runway Week said, "Indian Fashion industry knows about our love towards young talented designers so our this love made us decide to give the opening show to one of the most talented young designer 'Kern Ferns' and we are really excited about his current season collection, it's very refreshing."
Few of the other exciting designers lined-up for the event have spilled the beans on what to expect from their presentations this season.
Designer Varija Bajaj's collection, titled 'Vrindavan,' is a social revolt against the discrimination," "inauspiciousness" and "stigma" attached to a widow demanding her right to look and act beautiful.
Talking about it, Bajaj said, "Relating to the reality of Vrindawan which has more than 15000 widows with shaved heads and not allowed to feel beautiful or live beautifully."
Akassh K Aggarwal's collection is vibrant that resonates with the symbolism of old tribal art of PEROI and Jadau fine techniques in filigree motif, stamped light weight metal sheet work, embossed 3D and metallic gold and silver with organic gemstones like coral, pearls, turquoise, lapis, lazuli.
An assortment of multiple accessories options, gives the collection a versatility to be worn on ethnic as well with Indo-Western. The collection comes with a social message of "Changing Phase of Feminism."
Shravan Kumar Ramaswamy noted, "Sheer love for the traditional textiles and passion for working with craft clusters helped me to witness a rare, dying and endangered craft of making a 'pachedi' that is a canopy for the mother goddess is totally sustainable, eco-friendly and hand painted with vegetable dyes, which is offered to the goddess to fulfil its purpose." The upcoming collection showcases a range of hand painted sarees and modern silhouettes which will make a modern woman look modern, graceful, elegant and urban yet rooted to her traditional ethos.
Ruchika's collection is full of happy pastels, and appeals to everyone between the 20 something up youthfully exuberant, to the 50 something fashionably aware yet experimental "everybody's" role model. Starting from the pre-wedding cocktail, Sangeet, to the main wedding events as well as any formal/informal chic fashion forward gathering or event, these bespoke dresses are set to impress.
Brand Tevar will embrace and celebrate the ethnicity of Indian culture with its new vibrant collection 'Rangbari.' The florid handcrafted collection is inspired from the handicrafts of Rajasthan. The distinctive ornamented embroidery glamorizes the outfits and hues make it look elegant. Multicolour hues are playful and synonymous with festivities. With an aspiration to create illimitable creation Tevar handcrafts its garments at its design studio and workshop in Mumbai.
Soutache by Gaurika Modi will wow the crowd with her label. She is showcasing her spring/summer collection at the India Runway Week 2017, elegant models will be swaying in fine natural fabrics that form the backbone of the collection. The theme is 'Nihon Kara' or 'inspired by Japan.' The garments were soft and flowing in keeping with the oriental theme.
Newgen designer Purnima Gulati is showcasing jute handlooms from Uttar Pradesh. A zesty designer carries a subtle sense of dressing to devote to the society by expressing her affection for handloom via her label 'Threads.' Keeping the base stitch of tradition intact and adding layers of innovation to it, Threads strives to give it the place it deserves in the world of fashion.
'Pinessa' by Neha and Shivangi will be showcasing Chinai embroidery which is practiced in Gujarat, while designer Muskaan Agarwal will showcase silk with reflections of Awadhi architecture.
Banka Silk, which works with the weavers of Bihar, has a rich textile collection. The collection has motifs which show how the beauty of Mughal monuments inspires her all the time. The uniqueness of the garment will surely entice today's woman who mastered the fine art of balancing modernity with traditions.
Mithi Kalra's collection named 'The moonlight' is inspired from different phases of a moon. The pure light of the moon is represented from the colour white that also symbolises the true nature of a women's life.