India Runway Week is one of the top fashion week platforms in India that boasts of providing a promising platform for emerging fashion designers. Recently, the summer edition of India Runway week 2018 concluded. Here are the top trends that enthralled the audience while the models walked down the ramp & are sure to trend this summer season!
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Gold & Shimmer for Summer Weddings
Designer Sadan Pande’s collection ‘Kanchali‘ which was presented at India Runway week 2018 is inspired by summer festive mood. It is a colourful collection inspired by the vibrant Rajasthani culture with a twist of new silhouettes and drapes. Apart from vivid colour hue; embroidery, mirror work and motifs have been incorporated to reflect the cultural presence of Rajasthan.
‘Varsana’ by Vandana Jaju & Aditi Jaju presented “The Window” for the showcase at India Runway Week 2018.. The collection carried the vision of a scenic view outside one’s window on a beautiful summer morning. The colour palette of this collection spans a range of bright as well as the soothing spectrum truly representing summer.
Saaj by Ankita’s collection celebrates the ‘coming alive of the modern era’, through the eclectic mix of colours, that gently transcend into harmonious symmetries. Vintage floral patterns in pinks, gold’s, gorgeous greens and yellows made of beautiful silk embroideries and futuristic cuts synchronise to fill the void for a vintage-contemporary bridal space.
Apart from these collections, Rohit Arora’s collection had botanical embroidery engraved on a subtle mix of pinks, blues, green etc. While Nikhita Tandon’s ‘Mynah Designs’ is handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen from around the country.
Wear Textile, like a PRO
Shravan Gajam’s unprecedented collection of Rags & Accessories is solely made from handwoven warp-faced Denim fabric using Ikat weaving technique. Denim Ikat collection of Indigo denim, done using VAT dyes brings together comfort & ethnic essence with a strong positive, sensual and disruptive style. This collection of Denim Ikat presented in India Runway week 2018 is a blend of Cotton & Lycra.
Daniel Siyem collection “ShaKiLum” uses the textiles of the tribes of Meghalaya to create a deconstructed, gender-fluid collection that highlights the unique tribal essence of the state within a modern and edgy collection.
Niharika Pandey presented hand weaved fabric from Bihar in geometric designs. The label is bold & has colourful streetwear with a twist of comfort. The fabric is breathable perfect for summers.
The Evergreen Stripes!
Udayan Dalmia presented chic designs while keeping sustainability in mind. The SS’2018 collection is entirely made by natural dyes and organic cotton, keeping waste to a minimum. Oindrilla Das presented ‘Perfect Blend’ with the old and new in crisp silhouettes and innovative designs. The stripe collection has ensembles which can give a 9 AM. to 9 PM. look for the women of today who multitask every day.
Jenjum Gadi presented PHROZUH- the cotton yarn in India Runway Week 2018. This collection is inspired by cotton yarn which is the base material used to weave the fabric for the collection. His collection is a pure balance of masculinity and femininity.
Pastels Staples from India Runway Week 2018
Kavita Agarwals’s bridal collection in India Runway Week 2018 was a tribute to Pietra Dura’s vivacity. The embroidery in her ensembles is a replication of Pietra Dura motifs – not so much in technique as in aesthetics. Shivani R. Singhania’s line consists of draped gowns, peplum styles, fitted trousers and layered full-lengths. Soft and sheer fabrics like organza, tulle, satins’ have been combined with heavy-embellished embroideries to help balance the richness. In all, it’s an exploration of fantasy rendered with glamour, passion and purity.
Ambica under her label named as Peeli Kothi showcased Banarasi saree collection. Sunidhi Garodia’s collection is based on the theme ‘IRO of life’. ‘IRO’ is basically a Japanese word meaning colour. The collection gets its inspiration by the different colors and the meaning that each individual takes from it to their life. The collection reflects the happiness, joy, the dark hues of colors and more. Hyderabad designer Shravan Kummar showcased textiles of sunrise state Andhra Pradesh. His collection was organically dyed and all handmade.
Shefali Dhaka Sirohi’s SS’18 collection is inspired by pendulums. The silhouettes are asymmetric which are balanced out by panelling and pleating techniques. The drapes move over the body in cowls like the pendulums do. The embroidery motives are imbalanced triangular pieces hung on balanced wires. Rich Silk fabrics, Chanderi weaves, Organzas and Chiffons are used which signify the two extremes of the pendulum. Vagmi by Shradha Goenka’s collection ‘Walk in the Sky ‘ has been created to showcase female embodiment of enlightened energy. Bold and playful silhouettes are featured keeping modernity of Indian women in mind.
Istuti and Vivek’s collection aims to give the natural comfort and ease, where ever you go. The collection suits for various occasions yet giving the feeling of comfort. Designer believes in creating their trends by following nature.
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