So it is that time of the year when country’s best designers put forward they best and showcase their upcoming collections. Being a design student, it is utmost important and interesting to attend these shows to learn new techniques, understand the specs of the designers and of course cover the gorgeous designs for you guys.
Day 1 was all about the promoting our culture- Indian Weaves and Handlooms. It was about cherishing the richness in fabrics and techniques that India owns as far as fashion is concerned.
The day begun with a show by the ‘Handloom School’ with included garments made out of hand woven fabrics using Indian origin techniques by designers like Rohit Bal, Urvashi Kaur, 11.11. ,etc.
Other designers which showcased on the same day were Madhu Jain, Krishna Mehta, Jakarta Show and the Jharcraft Show.
Abraham and Thakore showcased their ‘Back To Wear’ collection redefining workwear for both men and women in India.
Their collection was created in close weave with Indian textiles. The collection made sure that the clothes were designed for the powerful, modern working professional who likes to keep intact with their roots.
The colour palette included Black, Indigo, Madder and Ivory making it perfect for daily wear. The bags for the show were sponsored by Nappa Dori and the shoes by The Shoe Factory.
Day 1 was culminated by the Vogue Empower 2.0 – The Indian Sari Project which was the major highlight of the day. Vogue worked closely with major designers across the country to popularize the Sari amongst the global fashion community through Vogue’s multiple international editions across 21 countries.
Some of the designers that were a part of this show were- Abu Jani & Sandeep KhoslaAnamika Khanna, Dhruv Kapoor, Eka, Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Masaba, Payal Khandwala, Payal Pratap, Payal Singhal, Pero, Rahul Mishra and many more.