The grand finale of the Indian Federation for Fashion Development India Runway Week concluded with union minister Babul Supriyo walking the ramp for Agnimitra Paul. The collection started with the representation of a modern woman as models walked the ramp in high pony tails and edgy eye makeup. The next part of the collection, Madhubani, had models walking barefoot, offering paan to the men sitting in the front row. “The idea was to make them look seductive, yet fun,” shared Paul.
Her collection, Enchantress, was a reflection of John William Waterhouse’s paintings inspired by Greek mythology. The collection featured a juxtaposition of geometric lines with leaf motifs using bugle beads, sequins and zardozi embroidery. The silhouettes were a fusion of drapes and geometric construction.
In her collection, she showcased bridal with a hint of the bohemian.The collection had flared skirts and flowing embroidered dresses. Yarns like khadi, cotton, silk and organza were infused with vibrant hues.
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The designer, through her collection Save The Planet, urged people to save the planet before it is too late. She told us, “I wanted to make something on the onset of spring, but then there is no spring at all! So my collection is blue and orange throughout, symbolic of a deeper message.”
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The designer’s collection,The Sport Of Royalty, used handpainted pieces and royalty-inspired motifs on jumpsuits and dresses. He also presented a collection of his printed shoes for the show.
Munot’s collection, India Through A Kaleidoscope, focused on mixing couture and ethnic traditional with a sense of modernity, which made the collection colourful, edgy and playful. It had an array of modern interpretations of the ghagracholi, kediyu dhoti, shararacrop top and gowns.
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Rupali Lakra’s collection, Boho-Anti-Boho, was inspired by the elements of folk boho chic and presented a fusion of Indo-Western styles to present a wide spectrum of occasion wear outfits.
For the collection Loss of Soul, models walked the ramp covering their faces, as a tribute to her late father. “When I lost my father this year, I did not feel like going out and that’s why I asked my models to cover their faces,” shared Megha.She worked with tulle fabric for her collection, which was all handmade.
Her collection, The Pastels, rediscovered the intricate embroideries of chamba rumal (which uses motifs of birds and animals with human figures) and used the fabric in Indo-western silhouettes. The collection was crafted out of organza, georgette, habutai (a lightweight Japanese silk in plain weave) along with handloom silk.
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Neha Dhupia walked the ramp for Sashi Vangapalli’s collection, Freedom 2016.The designer displayed lehengas with floral motifs, while the colour palette ranged from whites and blacks to more vibrant hues.
Models wearing striking naths walked down the ramp wearing gowns and skirts. They showed off fitted silhouettes in pastel hues.
Rajdeep, through his collection Kaanjari, brought alive the Rann of Kutch on the ramp to showcase the essence of Gujarat’s heritage. The designer used fabrics like crepe, silk and digital prints for the collection. The collection showcased kaftans, gowns, dresses, lehengas and jumpsuits.