Each season of the much awaited IRW introduce’s new talent and places young Indian designers firmly on the global fashion stage. I am very much excited to tell you about the happenings of IRW 2017 season 8 summer/ spring edition.
Young designer from Mumbai KEN FERNS opens the show with his very interesting collection of vibrant colours and impactful designs. The collection is inspired by papercraft and its geometric forms in the real world – Kern Ferns call it ‘Soda’, as it’s a perfect blend of real to diagrams. Soda interprets energy, fizz and an outburst of zest and that is exactly what Kern Ferns portraying through his latest collection which is India’s all season fashion, light but yet impactful. Colorbar launched its summer 2017 Limited Edition collection – FEEL THE RAIN in a stunning collaborative fashion showcase with the designer – Ken Ferns.This collection brings to life the freshness and romance triggered by the nostalgia of the Indian monsoon after a spell of scorching heat.
Banka Silk collection has motifs which show how the beauty of Mughal monuments inspires her all the time. The uniqueness of the garment will surely entice today’s woman who mastered the fine art of balancing modernity with traditions.
Harsha Bindu Nuthakki has come up with fresh and cool prints. The styles are from 1940 to 1950 which are having long capes, cape blouses with ruffles, pleats designs with different are drapes. The prints which they choose for this summer is cool kiwi prints and toucan bird prints. For the theme, they mainly used fresh colours like white, green, parrot green black.
GAURIKA SHARMA wows the crowd with her SOUTACHE LABEL. Designer Gaurika Sharma showcased her spring/summer collection.The theme is ‘ ‘Nihon Kara’ or ‘inspired by Japan’. The garments were soft and flowing in keeping with the oriental theme.
First day programme ended with Designer Varija Bajaj. Her collection titled VRINDAVAN at India Runway Week is a social revolt against “the discrimination” “the inauspiciousness” and “the sigma” attached to a widow demanding her right to look and be Beautiful. Indian Kathak Dancer Shovana Narain sizzled the ramp as a showstopper for Designer Soutache.