INDIA RUNAWAY WEEK – 2017

Yet another year and yet another extravagant show. India Runaway Week will mesmerise you with there rally of Top Indian Designers to new talents every year. Showcasing new talents and upcoming designers have become their forte making it a great platform for them too.

The day was filled with designers showcasing their Spring Summer collection. From models wearing pastel palette to Swara Bhaskar walking the ramp, here’s a roundup of 3rd day!

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Most exciting part of the show for me was the “FASHION SHUTTLE” It was a great opportunity for people attending the show to bring out the hidden talent getting dressed in designer clothing and get a photo session done. I throughly took advantage of the fashion shuttle and got a photo session done.

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SUPRACHI’S clothes were stunning, technically lofty fabrications and ladylike sophistication. It was pretty thrilling to see the designer delve into silhouettes which were dramatic, bold and yet filled with feminine grace. The pastel palette of light and airy colors makes this collection easy to wear and subtle on the eyes. It makes it hard not to stop and admire the beauty of this very desirable collection.

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ANSHITA GARG’S spring summer collection aims at comfort and chic clothing. The collection exhibits the use of zari and bead work in western clothing along with light weight fabric like linen satin and maheshwari silk.

POOJA PESHOIA’S  collection was Inspired by the natural reflections which illuminate the ocean’s surface, Designed for the determined woman of today there was a blend of forward modernity yet rooted with traditional elegance and detailing. There was a variety of graceful lehangas, structured peplums jackets, crop top and skirts, sophisticated gowns, chic sarees and striking jumpsuits. The ensembles were made of sheer organza, tulle, silks and satins. Cool blues, pretty pastels and shimmery gold outfits glimmered the runway with dazzling crystals, sequins, beads and intricate hand embroideries.

CLOTHO showcased unputdownable collection with a pastel palette, nature inspired handwork and embellishments. They kept an involvement of translucent textiles with structural as well as falling silhouettes. Their Clothing line is the extension of one’s personality,  not making it a trend but a part of a woman wearing it. Clotho interestingly fusion its designs with Tribana’s Padma collection, the lotus in its many forms, the blooming flower, the chakras or the energy points of the body, as well as the divine purity & femininity.

ANKUR J launches his Amun-Ra (hidden light) collection which emphasizes on Egyptian colors and prints with contemporary mix…must watch in the collection is the 5D Egyptian beetles state of the art prints and Egyptian gods while doing fine justice to the Indian art. With the collection, he raised the message of “Help Egypt Help an Heritage”.  Egypt is famous for its ancient civilizations and also some of the earliest and most famous monuments of the world but it’s facing many grâve problems. “the issue which struck his attention was “taharrush gamea.” which means “group harassment” in Arabic, “sexual assault by a bunch of Arab men” or “gang-rape game” and that it’s a normal thing in the Arab World. Also named “a circle of hell” More than 99 percent of women and girls in Egypt interviewed for a survey published by UN Women in 2013 reported that they had experienced some form of sexual harassment.

RIDHANSH BY SONIA GABA  presents their collection “Nazakat”. The name itself explains “beauty is in the way you present it”. In this show designer Sonia Gaba showcase her collection which has a mixture of whites, yellows and goldens, pairing it with some elegant jewellery. 

“TRIBE VIVE COLLECTIONS”  by AKASSH K AGGARWAL is an inspiration from the world of Bohemian 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. Bollywood Glam Swara Bhaskar walked the ramp for Delhi based designer. Mesmerising and bold entry. She took the show to another level. The applaud kept coming.

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 KRISTY DE CUNHA did the grand finale of India Runway Week Season 8. Kristy De Cunha who is widely known as a young emerging designer will be showcasing collection “ Gol Gol Rani Freddie Mercury”. It’s a quirky twist on Freddie Mercury. The collection is curated with edgy prints with vibrant colors, that are a trademark to Kristy D Cunha’s style of clothing catered to an intelligent audience. The collection will be catering to both men’s and women’s clothing. The quirky, geek, intelligent audience

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** INDIA RUNAWAY WEEK ** Weavers at Centre stage of current season of India Runway Week

It would seem that no matter how big the India Runway Week gets, there you will always find fresh new names. Of course, the old designers continue every season. This is the 8th season of India Runway Week which is starting from 28th of April.

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The weavers of India are its biggest assets. Indian hand woven fabrics have been known since time immemorial. India was famous even in ancient times as an exporter of textiles to most parts of the civilized world but throughout history and currently too there are evidences that show that weavers have always been a victim of a staunch hierarchical system. Being at the bottom of the system they fall prey to the extreme forms of exploitation.

There are organizations that are identified as a promising means of raising voice for them and generating livelihood for hundreds of rural artisans. They have made a significant contribution to the lives of the women artisans working with it, which has helped improve their economic as well as social status.

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They strive to bring the traditions of India to customers all around the world with its unique creations and products. It not only helps its artisans become wage earners, but also spreads awareness about the traditional crafts of the region, thus helping preserve a rich part of India’s national cultural heritage. Indian Federation for fashion Development have joined hand with four of these organizations i.e Rangsutra, SoCHE, Banka Silk and Gestures by Kriti who will present the work of artisans at current season of India Runway Week Summer 2017 ramp which is starting from 28th of April to 30th of April 2017

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“The purpose of this show is to raise the current conditions of the weavers and to propose the importance of such organizations and social security to the custodians of this ageless art.” Said by Fashion director, Kiran Kheva, India Runway Week

Rangsutra is a craft company of thousand artisans from remote regions of India – the desert regions of Rajasthan and plains of Eastern Uttar Pradesh whereas SoCHE is reviving this languishing and less popular hand embroidery practiced by women around the border areas of Barmer. Banka Silk on other hand is imparting the required skills to the weaver’s community of Banka, connecting them with the markets and helps create an Eco-system wherein the weaver’s community can become self-sustainable. And lastly Gestures by Kriti is a livelihood support and outreach initiative that began in 1999, to promote ethical, sustainable and socially conscious thinking & buying of ‘community made’ products.

 

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