For autumn/winter 2017, the Indian weaver’s prowess meets design and textile innovation at the fashion week which is ready to get underway in Delhi. And, the focus is also back on menswear as well as creations that celebrate gender fluidity.
Fashion Week in Delhi kicks off on Wednesday. Madhu Jain’s creations (above) will take on the runway on the opening day too.(Avantika Meattle)
FOCUS ON HOMEGROWN, HANDCRAFTED
Like the past few seasons, the made in India philosophy continues to underline the shows. Today, crafts of the country will be in focus, with a multidesigner show to start the party. While veteran designer Madhu Jain celebrates 30 years of being in business, a beyond the borders design twist comes with crafts and indigenous prints of Jakarta with weaves getting a global outlet on the Indian ramp.
As a part of the Guru-Shishya finale (where the designer and his disciple showcase a collaborative collection) Amit Aggarwal (the Shishya) is going to re-store Brocades and Patola saris, as he puts up a show with Tarun Tahiliani (Guru).
TRAVEL THROUGH DESIGNS
For some, the destination is the inspiration, while for others, the journey. While Ashima-Leena’s showcase will have a touch of Uzbekistan and Iznik colours, for Anupama Dayal, Mangar’s wilderness and wonders translate into her work.
MENSWEAR BACK IN FOCUS
A group show on the final day of the fashion week will have six designers putting the focus back on menswear, interpreting it in their own unique way.
OFFSITE, BUT NOT OFF THE POINT
Tomorrow, designer Samant Chauhan will celebrate his roots with a showcase at the National Railway Museum in the Capital, highlighting the journey of the textile and its evolution. And, the day will end with Péro by Aneeth Arora, who will put up a presentation at the Crafts Museum — again, stressing on the art of handmade craft.
CELEB QUOTIENT, STALL AREA AND MORE SHOWS
Like every year, a bit of Bollywood presence will be apparent at the fashion week in Delhi. While Vaani Kapoor will walk for Rina Dhaka, Namrata Joshipura’s show will have Alia Bhatt as the showstopper. For Pawan Sachdeva, actors Angad Bedi and Nora Fatehi will be taking the bow on the runway. Actor Sakshi Tanwar will walk for designer Anju Modi. Apart from the starry sights, specially curated launches and presentations will make up a part of the event, while the stall area at the venue will be open for business.