PM Modi and Smriti Irani have been promoting weavers of India and Indian textile lately. The textile and make in India ruled the ramp of recently held IFFD’s India Runway Week Season 7 which caused quite a stir! We witnessed some of the spectacular designs by the most remarkable fashion designers! Everything was crafted beyond the limits of finesse and it literally left us head over heels! We also saw some dazzling designs that were just perfect for the festive season! So we’ve got you the top 7 favourite festive looks from IFFD’s India Runway Week Season 7.
1. Daniel Siyem showcased north eastern textiles under his collection “Breathe Easy”. We saw colors, Pret collections that were nicely done and easy to wear. The flowy and loose fabrics make it comfortable to wear for longer hours. This look is perfect for pre-Diwali parties. Wear some Kundan jewellery with this outfit and a pair of kolhapuris, it would definitely do the trick!
2. Ishithaa Design House by Deepika Sana Reddy showcased south Indian textiles. They are perfect for south Indian brides as well as suitable for north Indians to wear on their relatives’ wedding! Studio AV by Gaurav and Nitesh showcased textile Bridal wear. For anyone who thinks that textiles can be just a plain piece of cloth, is completely wrong. The drama, art, textures and colors all were seen in his collection. You don’t need much of accessorizing with these stunning lehengas but a beautiful maang tikka or a pair of statement earings would help you ace the look!
3. The Flute Enchanter by Manika Surekha, the inspiration of the collection comes from the magnificent life of lord Krishna. The garments are very fresh and modern. The exaggerated flow in the garments is perfect for all body types. People long for the enchantments and gaieties of the rich lifestyle of lord Krishna and that is exactly what this collection lends. Enchanting flowers, peacocks, cows are symbolic of her collection which is in hues of the color blue. These outfits are ideal if you are attending someone’s cocktail. A quintessential hand harness and waist chain would add charms to this look!
4. ‘The Indian Disney Story’ by designer Mithi Kalra speaks for itself. Dresses and gowns suited for a princess, based on the traditional art of Madhubani. These designs are hand embroidered on pure silks and organza. The collection wonderfully and imaginatively combines the grace of a bygone era, with the modern day fashion. Madhubani painting is practiced in the Mithila, a state of Nepal and in Bihar as well. You can wear these gowns on a wedding if you want to go all western or wearing them at someone’s reception is also a good idea. Just add a pair of tie-up heels and a pretty tiara and you’ll be ready to rock the evening!
5. Bridalsutra by designer Shilpa Chourasia is the cerebral modern bride that splurges on her trousseau as smartly as she plans her big crazy wedding. Taking ques from her convertible lifestyle, designer Shilpa Chaurasia has crafted a genius lehenga which wraps and unwraps into two distinct styles. The bridal designs are updated with easy and quirky style solution for such immediate fashion transformation! The lehenga is not only apt for your wedding but also all the festive occasions that you need to attend this season. Just let your locks loose and apply a deep red lipstick and a touch of bling is all you need to complete the look!
6.”Riwayat” -ethereal rendition of phulkari collection by “Gauri couture” was an attempt to revive traditional art of handmade phulkari by creating avenues of employment and social empowerment for rural women of Punjab. Bringing the models in vibrant colors of phulkari and bling of gotta work Gauri Couture designers Nikheil, Rivendra and Twinkle shows ensembles that move in perfect harmony in style, silhouette, and form. The collection is global in nature with a mix of elegance, purism, and exquisite craftsmanship. Pair these outfits with a necklace or some exquisite bangles and you’ll be ready to get going !
7. For the first time ever in the history of Indian Fashion Week, a designer has showcased knit wear made with Indian wool. Deblina and Atul premiered their collection –Arabesque which is entirely made up of eco and skin- friendly bamboo yarns knitted together to create magic spelling ensembles. The theme was indeed true to the amalgamation of contemporary and classical silhouettes and motifs. The range envisaged contemporary stylized drapes and fits, twisted in interesting colours and knitted together in bamboo. Shrugs and capes with the contemplating enlarged sleeves and spiral falls in knits stylized the models which looked perfect for winters and you can wear them on Christmas or New Year’s eve along with a pair of heels with a cocktail ring!
IFFD’s India Runway Week Season 7 gave us major festive outfit goals this season and we can’t wait to try these style because these are just so amazing. All the looks are comfy yet stylish and they won’t fail to make you stand out of the crowd! Just add some bling and spell some magic!
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