In case you missed it, we bring you all the details from the 1st day of the Amazon India Fashion Week 2017! The event took place at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi on 15th March 2017 and ensembles from over 71 designers were displayed!
The Handloom Show
The opening show for the 29th edition of AIFW was done by The Handloom School of Women Weave supported by Good Earth. 13 designers (Akaaro, Antar-Agni, Eka, Good Earth, Neeru Kumar, Nicobar, Pero, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Raw Mango, Rohit Bal, Suket Dhir, Urvashi Kaur & 11:11 Eleven Eleven) showcased their ensembles that were created by the students of The Handloom School.
Novita Yunus, the Indonesian Designer
She showcased her collection that reflected design techniques in batik and eco print. The outfits were a collection of kaftans, palazzos, and traditional embroidered kebayas. The collection Titled as Bumi Lagit (Earth and Sky) took inspiration from the colour palettes of the autumn leaves and the cold winter skin.
Ace Designer Madhu Jain celebrated her completion of 30 years
Her crafts and textiles reflected her journey. Raghav Meattle opened the act by playing melodies like “You look wonderful tonight” and “Can’t help falling in love”. Madhu Jain told IANS that “This year we completed 30 years of my label. We started in 1987. I don’t do shows; I work with installations because I work with textiles. I think you can’t see the work so closely at shows like you can at installations. The occasion was so special with the emphasis being on crafts and textiles which are the principle on which my entire 30 years is based,”
Abraham and Thakore
The duo presented the new fashion buying format this year. The collection ‘Back to work’ was about simple separates in pure cotton, which is easy to wear for work every day. Their items would soon be on sale in Delhi and Bangalore stores.
Indian Fashion Empowerment, an initiative by Vogue
Vogue completed 10 years in India and this year they brought Saree under spotlight as a part of their initiative. The show kicked off by Monica Dongra singing in a gorgeous white sari, while the collection was a mix of drapes, silhouettes and diverse fabrics.
Jharkhand Silk Textile (Jharcraft)
It showcased the collection of Sarees in tussar silk and Kucha Kurtas. Designers Rina Dhaka, Shaina NC, Shruti Sancheti, Divya and Ambika Jain showcased their collections from Jharkhand’s rich fabrics.