Thursday, October 13, 2016

AIFW SS17: Day 1

The fashion week madness in the capita city of India has begun and we , called as Amazon Indian Fashion Week in association with Maybelline New York Spring Summer ‘17. Yes, the season of fashion previews of Indian textiles and craftsmanship has kick-started and Day 1 of AIFWSS17 had some interesting collections, styles cuts, and textures to eye for and keep a tap on by the fashion connoisseurs.

Road to Chanderi

This seemed to be the wonderful beginning of this season's AIFW as the first show was all about Chanderi, one of the oldest fabrics of the Indian textiles and handloom heritage. While the place Chanderi boasts of an amazing past and karigari when it comes to this tricky fabric, Chanderi over the years has lost it's sheen and shine amidst the craze of easy-to-wear and easy-to-carry saris or dresses. But with so many designers coming together, right from veterans like Anita Dongre to the newbies, we found some unusual twist given to Chanderi and each piece on the ramp looks surreal.

Creations for Road to Chanderi

Though, the other side of the fabric is that it doesn't last long and tends to tear over the time, unlike silk or cotton, we are quite sure that with designers coming together and working close with  the weavers and handloom experts, the Road to Chanderi will be a smooth affair for sure. After all, not many shows get to witness Jyotiraditya Scindia walk the ramp...


The Grecian Influence

This season once again observed out-of-the-box creation from the humble designer Samant Chauhan. His show was all about odyssey across time where you leave certain thing and carry forward the heritage, be it in the form of styles, art or other lifestyle elements. With a beautiful setting of ruins, the designer brought forward the Grecian influence on the north-western borders of India and depicted it beautifully via elegant dresses, gowns and much more...

The colour palette for most of the Day 1 shows initially revolved around whites, beiges and pastels but soon with veterans like Krishna Mehta and Rina Dhaka, we got to se  some quirky flow of colours and embroideries. We don't have a good picture here to showcase their collections, but they did stand out for the happening elements in their collections!

Designer Trio of Love Genration

The last two shows of the day, which we did miss coz of other commitments were more to do with young and live styles. Called as Love Genration, presented by British Airways, the brand made a fantastic debut at the AIFWSS17 ramp. We especially loved the whole idea of women designers behind this brand. Nandita Mahtani, Bhavana Pandey and Dolly Sidhwani who are all the stalwarts of the fashion world, came together to create something strongly global, with some bold hints of Indianness. of course, the focus is on the modern Indian woman who knows what exactly she wants.

Stay Tuned as we are bringing to you the newest updates from AIFW daily... 

1 comment:

  1. Such a lovely collection. Thanks for sharing.


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