Business of fashion has its eyes set on spring/summer 2017. Today, Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) commences in the Capital, with 110 designers ready with their collections. Organised by Fashion Design Council of India, and in its 28th edition, the fashion week returns to NSIC grounds. Here are some highlights from the event, which is on till Sunday.
While Rina Dhaka’s collection is a window to vintage florals, Ashmia-Leena’s Romance of The Florals, has inspiration inherent in its name. Designer Samant Chauhan, Mandira Wirk and Payal Pratap will also have florals embody the spring spirit.
Menswear gets attention
Continuing with its aim to draw attention to menswear, fashion week will have the seasoned Ashish N Soni and Rajesh Pratap Singh close the day tomorrow.
Focus on handloom
Apart from a 16-designer strong opening show dedicated to Chanderi, hand-crafted fabrics and detailing will be part of other shows too. Jamdani weaves feature in Urvashi Kaur’s collection, while Abraham-Thakore pay a tribute to hand-spun Khadi. Gaurav Jai Gupta is also expected to use indigenous weaves in his collection, Pingala, while Anavila continues with her organic love for linen.
History as reference
Kavita Bhartia finds inspiration in Turkey, drawing references from iznik pottery. Also tapping into history, Hemant-Nandita’s creations include Victorian references. Amit Aggarwal’s collection sees him translating his 80s childhood onto the ramp. Masaba Gupta’s all-gold and bell-bottomed silhouettes might also be up for some #throwback feels.