Day 1: Weavers-led Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017
With an effort to stay true to the spirit of Indian culture, ‘Handloom’ was the biggest buzzword of Day 1 of Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Home-grown handlooms and textiles were presented in the presence of Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), in keeping with its commitment of staying true to the Indian ethos, saw the first day of the much-awaited extravaganza of indigenous handlooms and textiles with these designers:
Novita Yunus Bumi – Langit:
Feather weight separates spelling autumn, earthy browns and minty greens along with burnt corals featured like a star in Bumi Langit’s show. The designer focused a lot of in-your-face jewellery, sarong-style skirts and asymmetrical printed pieces.
Striped blouses, dhoti pants, patchwork and stencil print lehengas and larger-than-life dupattas, along with 52-kali anarkalis were setting the vibe and style of Krishna Mehta ensembles.
Madhu Jain floored us all with rich handloom weaves, textiles, embroideries and patchwork on salwar suits and sarees. We crushed upon the ikats and mix and match of prints.
Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti:
Knife-pleat skirts, statement sleeves, peplum jacket blouses and layered wrap bottoms in charcoal and earthy tones featured prominently in Shruti Sancheti’s collection.
From summery playful stripe separates to intricate tassel details, Rina Dhaka collection featured a lot of skirts/top and single pieces of varied lengths.
Exploring the sheer power and grace of white, Dabiri focused a lot on clean palette of white with high octane lehengas, long jackets and anarkalis with self-printed and metallic work.