- Meenakshi Kumar |
The ninth edition of India Runway Week which ended recently, was a mix bag of glamour and trendy styles, as the three-day event showcased fashion trends for the upcoming winter festive season here. Organised by Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD), the fashion gala showcased collections by 39 prominent as well as emerging designers.
The fashion week kicked off with the resort wear collection by eminent fashion designer James Ferreira, who opened with his "intoxication" print interspersed with cool cheese cotton white drapes in casuals, followed by an organic cotton range.
Russell, who was participating in IRW for the second time, presented designs made out of 100 per cent Khadi by skilled weavers of Bikaner. 'Apash' by Aparna and Shruti, Nakshatra collection by Vashu, 'Samhita Collection' by Rahul and Vidhu, and a travel themed collection titled 'Wanderlust' by Ashina Chharia stole the ramp on the second day.
Ukrainian model Alexandra Kutas, the first model with a disability, showcased designers Nikheil and Rivendra's collection. Kiran Kheva, fashion director, IFFD, stated that the event reaffirms the platform's stature in terms of relevance and reach in the Indian fashion market. The third and final day of the fashion week saw 'Her Majesty' by Nisha Singh, collection by Jyoti Munish, Saima Kashif, Getup by Shweta and Moumita among other designers.
Television actress Ridhi Dogra walked the ramp for Miku Kumar, model Lopamudra Raut walked for Gazal Mishra and actress Saiyami Kher sizzled the floor in Priyal Bhardwaj.