Monday, April 25, 2016

The Beauty Bisou At The India Runway Week 2016

The Beauty Bisou At The India Runway Week 2016

-By Ishleen Kaur

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.

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.

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.

The second day of the India Runway week Season 6 celebrated the beauty of different styles women tend to explore sartorially.  Label d&n by designer Dheeru Sagar and Nitika Kanodia made that silhouettes as a base of their inspiration and created a whole new range of collection keeping modern Indian woman in mind. The collection is a beautiful amalgamation of Indian heritage embroidery creatively infused with Parisian silhouettes.

Actress Mandira Bedi and Transgender Activist Laxmi Naryan Tripathi walked the ramp for Delhi-based Jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal. Actress Mandira Bedi is the show stopper for Akassh K Aggarwal. At the show he has launched new Spring/Summer Collection "The Coeur Collectives". Coeur is a recreation of French Word for core/heart.With his 'Coeur Collection,' Aggarwal has showcased assortment of Indian era of grandeur, splendor and preciousness of jewellery vanity. The collection is a versatility to be worn on ethnic as well with Indowestern. The collection resonates with the symbolism by using fine techniques in filigree motif, stamped light weight metal sheet work, embossed 3D and vibrant metallic colors of gold and silver.Talking to Akassh K Aggarwal about the collection, he says, "The collections 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 issue. 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.

While Day 1 of India Runway Week, Season 6 started off with a bang, day 3 hasn’t slowed down one bit. Day 3 started with the 5 designer show Anjana Singh, Priyanka Munot, Shafali Grover, Yugansatya, Scarlet by Shruti Jamaal.

First show started with the collection of designer Anjana Singh. Anjana Singh in her collection, The Pastels rediscovered the intricate embroideries of chamba rumal and used the fabric in sophisticated Indo-western silhouettes. The collection was crafted out of organza, georgette, habutai along with handloom silk. The color palette ranged from pastel mist with subtle use of mini crystals. Kaleido’s Spring/Summer by Priyanak Munot  is 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 depicts a story of most glamorous and royal game. These hand painted pieces will surely makes you feel like royal knowing that each piece is unique and hours of concrete efforts go into every single piece of garment and it merges past into present.

So this is what Team Beauty and beyond witnessed and relished at the Indian Runway Week 2016. The fashion week definitely did break some serious social stigmas, which is appluadable! So which designs did you like the best out of the lot? Let us know in the comments section below!

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