Ace designer Samant Chauhan showcased his collection using chanderi handloom in different styles of western wear in hues of cream and white at the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017 which started in New Delhi on Wednesday. The models walking on the ramp to tribal music for Chauhan, glided on the ramp with two hair buns and handcrafted jewellery.
The ramp was dramatised with old wooden ruins of pillars, wooden bells and potter’s wheels.
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The collection was a fusion of ethnic cultures followed by Grecian influence at the north western borders of India.
The models were clad in off shoulder high low jackets, puff sleeved dresses, front open pleated jacket style dresses, pleated gowns, lehengas with crop tops, layered dresses, kaftans, embroidered cordets with pencil pants and organsa capes, kimono styled jackets and off shoulder along trail gowns balanced with perfect amount of zari and silk thread work.
The embroideries were made in perfect colour combinations which were abstract but pleasing to the eye.
Chauhan had also shot the documentary on Chanderi town and its weavers which was commissioned by Sunil Sethi, FDCI President with Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia lending his voice to the documentary.
The first two days of the event’s ongoing 28th edition are dedicated to the power of Indian handlooms and textiles.
Other designers, who are yet to show their collection include creations by designers like Anavila, Gaurav Jai Gupta, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Ashima Leena, Malini Ramani, Pallavi Mohan, Felix Bandish and JJ Valaya.
AIFW is being held at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla here, and will conclude on Sunday.