India Runway Week 2016…

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 was the first time ever when a fashion trade event of this level had 8 young designers kicked off the ready-to-wear collections for Summer’16 season. The Opening show was fully financed by IFFD The names of these young designers were 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 Stankovicdazzled on the ramp as a showstopper for Gauri Couture by Nikheil & Rivendra at India Runway week spring/summer 2016. Looking absolutely resplendent and gorgeous in the collection named “ITRR” inspired from vintage garden.
Varija Design Studio, made Chesi Anne Basil, a 16-year-old cancer patient’s dream come true. Chesi always wanted to be a model and walk the ramp and Varija Design Studio along with India Runway Week and Make-A-Wish-Foundation, made this possible.
The second day of the India Runway week Season 6 celebrated the beauty of different styles women tend to explore sartorially.  The day started with college students doing ramp walk “Think Design” which was a part of the India Runway Week by IFFD celebrating the summer collection 2016.
“Bohurupi” label by designer Abhishek Roy caters to a wide range of people and loves to personalize the clothes to the preferences of each customers to match their style and personality.His style is free flowing and earthy. The color palette was filled with rich, bright colors like yellow, red, blue, green, etc., that were mostly inspired from nature. In a world that is as mechanical as now, through his designs he tried to break away from the monotonous existence and add a dash of color in daily life.
Label d&n by designer Dheeru Sagar and Nitika Kanodia made silhouettes a base of their inspiration and created a whole new range of collection keeping modern Indian woman in mind. The collection was a beautiful amalgamation of Indian heritage embroidery creatively infused with Parisian silhouettes.
“First Edit” by Sonya Shukla specializes in garments that help you to make a sweeping social entrance.  The signature aesthetic of the brand is a triumphant fusion of western silhouettes replete with traditional workmanship and modern motifs splayed across conventional Indian garments.
The collection comprised of contemporary ethnic as well as fusion ensembles.
The label Yashika Tejwani is for the woman who is modern, independent, yet deeply rooted in tradition. The label believes in timeless elegance and is craft based, adorning the rich cultural heritage of different regions, which do not follow a fashion trend in particular. Ethos of the label lied in intricate embroidery detailing.
Banka Silk by designer Rashmi Shrivastav and Devleena Mazumdar, their collections was inspired and focused into taking the authentic essence of India as an inspiration and thus construct it into such a form that it holds the soul of our base and yet proves to be modern and articulate that suits the needs and demands of the current fashion trend.
Actress Mandira Bedi and Transgender Activist Laxmi Naryan Tripathi walked the ramp for Delhi-based Jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal. At the show he launched his new Spring/Summer Collection “The Coeur Collectives“. Coeur is a recreation of French Word for core/heart.

With his ‘Coeur Collection,’ Aggarwal  showcased assortment of Indian era of grandeur, splendor and preciousness of jewellery vanity. The collection had a versatility to be worn on ethnic as well with Indowestern.
Talking to Akassh K Aggarwal about the collection, he says, “The collection comes with a social message of Gender Equality & Sensitization refers to the modification of behavior by raising awareness of gender equality concerns , In a male dominating society such as India, the other two kinds{ Female & LGBT} gender are facing their own SOCIAL & PERSONAL issues. I want to bring the Gender Equality message through my collection. ” 
Suman Kundu (Wrestler), Sandeep Narwal (Kabaddi Player), Sunil Dabas (National Female Kabaddi Coach ) walked the ramp for ‘DAKSH’ an Indian fashion label based at Rohtak- Haryana.
Shriya Saran walked the ramp for designer Architha Narayanam’s brand Archi, and looked stunning in her outfit.
Day 3 started with the 5 designer’s show Anjana Singh, Priyanka Munot, Shafali Grover, Yugansatya, Scarlet by Shruti Jamaal.
First show started with the collection of designer Anjana Singh. In her collection pastel shades were a highlight. The collection was crafted out of organza, georgette, habutai along with handloom silk.
Kaleido’s Spring/Summer by Priyanak Munot  was inspired from “India through a Kaleidoscope.” The collection focused on the mixing couture and ethnic traditional with a sense of modernity, which made the collection colourful, edgy and playful. It had an array of modern ghagra choli, kediyu dhoti, sharara crop top, and gowns. The designer used fabrics like organza, silk chiffon, georgette and Gazi silk.
Yugansatya “The Sport of Royalty” by designer Yugansatya depicted a story of most glamorous and royal game. The hand painted pieces were  each unique and showed hours of concrete efforts that go into creating every single piece of garment
This was followed by the collection from Pralii Design House by Rupali, Niharika Kamani, Megha Jain Madaan, Mugdha Art Studio, Seema Mehta, Rajdeep Ranawat, Agnimitra paul. Actress & Model Rushali Rai walked the ramp for Designer Rupali Lakra at India Runway Week 2016. Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain . Aditi looked stunning in Orange tulle dress. Kolkatta based Designer Niharika Kamani’s collection ‘Enchantress’ was an amalgamation of strong femininity and powerful clean lines in terms of silhouettes, texture and embroidery,

Neha Dhupia walked the ramp for Sashi Vangapalli labeled Mughdha Art Studio. Neha Dhupia looked dazzling in a white Lehanga. Sashi’s Brand belief “We are about you” speaks leaps and bounds about her. She believes ‘Mugdha’ is not about clothes but an effort to help women understand better, to help bring out their true beauty.

Designer Rajdeep Ranawat unleashed fiery corners of the Rann of Kutch to capture the essence of Gujarat’s heritage in his Spring-Summer collection titled ‘Kaanjari’. Depicting the beauty of the culture, the embroideries and techniques with the use of unusual hues, the women of Kutch formed an avid inspiration for the global nomad.
Babul Supriyo walked the ramp for designer Agni Mitra Paul. She showcased two collections at the grand finale i.e. Ikat and Madhubani, a very wearable and comfort wear line in bright colors.
ABOUT: India Runway Week
India Runway Week 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.

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