The opening day of seventh edition of India Runway Week ended with showstopper Mandana Karimi walking for designers Studio AV by Gaurav and Nitesh. She oomphed the runway with her confident walk and beautiful smile.
Studio AV by Gaurav and Nitesh presented their collection titled ‘Dhaage’ at the fashion gala. Highlighted was the journey of threads into a masterpiece via a range of clothes. The entire collection is handmade in threads with a little bit of zardosi and dapka work to add some glitter.
“Our collection is going to have Indian textile as it’s base with embroidery. We are using Silks from Bhagalpur, Muga silk from Assam and traditional Benarsi handloom fabrics,” the designer jointly said.
The last show also had ‘Royal Riwaaz’ collection by Delhi-based designer Aditya Khandelwal. He showcased some of the most intricate and extravagant pieces in a fusion style statement marrying the silhouettes from the British Raj to India’s own traditional Mughal embroidery and richness.
“Each attire is designed with precision, and says something about the personality and taste of the wearer,” said the designer.
Not only are these clothes and motifs designed to keep the modern woman’s aspirations in line with traditional silhouettes and lines, but they also celebrate the glory she is rightly deserving of in today’s day and age.
Earlier during the day, Indian textiles and heritage took forefront. The India Runway Week opened with a show by Bangladesh-based designer Bibi Russell followed by a show by Daniel Syiem from Meghalaya.
Russell, after giving a makeover to Rajasthan government textile division under the name of Rajasthali by Bibi Rusell, showcased her first collection under this label.
One witnessed a lot of mix and match in silhouettes with colours moving from subtle to bright shades.
Syiem, on the other hand, showcased designs that reflected his love for ethnic outfits with a lot of drama in terms of cuts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been spreading the message of ‘Khadi for Nation, Khadi for Fashion’, and designers are putting in their best effort to endorse this age-old fabric.