At the Amazon India Fashion Week spring-summer ’17 starting tomorrow last two days of the five-day showing from Oct 12-16, at the NSIC Grounds, will witness young talent rub shoulders with fashion czars through ‘First Cut’, ‘Accessory’ and the grand ‘Men in Fashion’ showcasing, which will set a new precedent. The idea behind this segmentization is to be able to nurture the myriad aspects of design and integrate it under one umbrella.
“Our event has maintained a fine balance between established designers along with young entrants, the latter give a fresh perspective to the set style vocabulary. We began the ‘Accessory’ show and ‘Men in Fashion’ show in the AW’16 season and the ‘First Cut’ show with Elle, last year, to provide young designers a platform to carry forward the legacy. This season, I am delighted that these three shows will be adding more value to the grandeur of AIFW SS’17,” remarks Sunil Sethi, President FDCI.
ACCESSORY Show designers
WHATEVER by Abhishek Kankaria & Shrruti Tapuria
The brand is known for crafting accessories that are created according to changing seasons, moods and times of the day. The collection will assert aesthetically intended formal accessories around the theme of “cocktail” where edgy bags designed by Abhishek while eccentric jewellery designed by Shrruti will be presented.
MINE OF DESGIN by Ambar Pariddi Sahai
The “Mother to Daughter” collection, revisits old treasures and highlights the grandeur of jewels richly encrusted with ghunghroos, jali work, vintage coins, gemstones, and engravings of mythological symbols on the asharfies, vintage gold coins daughters inherit from their mothers.
FELIX BENDISH by Felix Bendish
The edgy collection ‘Forbidden fruit’ is an assortment of accessories in hand-crafted nickel-free metal and fabric embroideries for the truly discerning. If the serpent symbolises the creative life force, the forbidden fruit is the ultimate provocative creation. This potent motif not only personifies the designer’s passion for the creative process, but also complements his own personal vision and fashion forecast for 2017.
MEN IN FASHION show
Cubano by Dhruv Vaish
The signature style includes classic cuts and timeless, customised styling for exclusive men’s wear. The collection uses different aspects of its cultural diverseness and brings it together to become Cuban classics.
Facon by Pawan Sachdeva
The collection has a distinct look for style-conscious men, who are aware of the trends but do not rely on them. The collection is designed for the man, who demands and appreciates finely detailed garments that are both unique and luxurious. The conscientious workmanship is visible through the collection.
Avant Mood by Sahil Aneja
The line is inspired by today’s youth which comprises the modern man, who has evolved and stepped out of the comfort zone into the broad, fusion-led and dynamic international fashion world. The collection is refreshing and chic, focusing on clothes that are appealing to the eye.
FIRST CUT: the new entrants to the industry:
ANIKET by Aniket Satam
The designer will present his collection “Grey Gardens”, where all-American summer classics are revisited with a contemporary blend of athletic romanticism. Panoply of patterns from dandy pinstripes and cheery gingham to the ditsy florals, nurture the essence of this offering. Easy separates in a fresh palette of periwinkle blue, milky white, poppy red, daffodil and buttercup yellow transmogrify every look into a delectable must-have for the vibrant summer months.
ANOMALY by Medha Khosla
The collection titled ‘Modern Traveller’ embraces modern, feminine and functional silhouettes, carefully designed for work and travel. Crafted in natural, breathable fabrics such as linen, cotton and silk, superior finishing details and tailoring techniques are used to create a transitional wardrobe based on simplicity, function and versatility.
BIAS by Mridu Mehra and Shruti Bhardwaj
The collection “Unknown Remedy”, is made for the rebels with a cause and non-conformists. Abandoning traditional concepts, the collection comprises fluid looks, with an unconventional take on urban street wear. Ideas of the subconscious mind are conveyed through abstract expressionism and translated in an unbound language, using fabric reinvention and manipulation techniques.
GUAPA by Reby J Kumar
The collection is all about layers. Asymmetrical shapes effortlessly combined in summer hues and eclectic colour equations, with relaxed silhouettes in an influence from the 1920s. The designer plays with a pop of colours offset against plainer hues.
MOGACHEA by Tania Fadte
The collection ‘Journey of a humble dot’ was inspired by her two-year-old daughter’s recent obsession with polka dots. Everything in this collection is natural, right from GOT certified organic cotton, hand-dyed fabrics in natural indigo and Manjistha. Everything used is biodegradable, and in sync with nature, employing age-old techniques— hand block printing, hand-loom weaving and natural dyeing processes throughout the collection.