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  • Runway Talk
  • Date: 2015-10-07

  • The much talked about fashion extravaganza ‘India Runway Week, Winter/Festive 2015, organised by Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) was held from 4-6th September in the capital. A blend of good music and trendy collections summed up the event. Featuring collections of ace designers and budding designers, this youngest fashion movement showcased the talent of around 36 designers in 14 fashion shows. 
    — Text by Rachita Sehgal


    Himmat Singh is famous for his unique craftsmanship and his culture connect which gets demonstrated through royal designs. Himmat Singh opened runway week through his ‘Royal Heritage Collection’ and bought in singer Mika Singh as a show stopper. Mary Kom’s lead actor Darshan Kumaar also walked the ramp for Himmat Singh. 

    Megha and Jigar introduced the imperishable and diverse heritage of Varanasi. Varanasi’s edifice that is the source of all colour in life for architects inspired the cultural inclusiveness of this collection. Considered older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, Varanasi, holds the richness of different ancient royal dynasties. 

    The collection illuminates tradition and reveals beauty of Indian women through the rich fabrics like kingkhab silk with velvet. 
    Actress Gauhar Khan walked the ramp for Delhi based jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal. The Boudoir Collection By Akassh K Aggarwal is a recreation of a glorious era of grandeur, splendor and preciousness of jewellery vanity. Using flora and fauna motifs makes it an exotic royal Indian celebration with aesthetics in a contemporary perspective and striking combinations of diamonds, rubies emeralds, pearls, sapphires, citrines and several other semi-precious stones. Assortment of multiple accessories options, gives the collection a versatility to be worn on ethnic as well with Indowestern outfits.

    Satomi brings a collection inspired by never ending patterns called Fractals, natural phenomena depicting unending forms, they have been incorporated with flowers and motifs from nature in cosmic colors. ‘Like they have just been plucked from Eden’. And as our belief is that ‘Every woman is beautiful and so is every Satomi sari’ they bring to you a collection based on an unending desire to make every woman look beautiful.

    The most awaited grand finale by designer Shravan Kumar Ramaswamy was much appreciated and applauded. Bollywood celeb Adah Sharma graced his collections. He draws his inspiration from sheer volume and beauty of ethnic Indian designs that reflect an amalgamation of colour and texture along with class. He has made his life goal to help weavers and his much sought-after collections include the use of handlooms like Kalamkari, Mangalagiri, Madhavaram, Narayanpet, Chirala, Venkatagiri and Chunnur khadi.

    Most loved Designer Manish Gupta’s Collections were the one for which everyone was waiting for and TV Actor Mohit Malhotra added more charm, as he walked the stage for his collections. Not only this small children from orphanage ‘Udayan Ghar’ were also there to walk the ramp for Manish Gupta.

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