India Couture Week-2017 Begins With Artistic Flair
“Like swaraj, khadi is our birth-right, and it is our life-long duty to use that
only. Anyone who does not fulfil that duty is totally ignorant of what swaraj is.” – Mahatma Gandhi
I am a proven handloom lover! I love to watch weavers weaving fabrics, sarees and see divine in the process. This year has been a great year for handloom, and the weavers.
Not only Government of india is doing a great job, the ace designers of India are doing a commendable job by making their high end collection. By this the handloom is reaching to the elite and whos who of India, and in turn will be followed by one and all. The beginning looks so promising, that I feel that it will bring good fortune for weavers and will refrain them from abandoning this lovely art form.
Fashion Design Council of Indian organised India Couture Week,2017 to celebrate 10 years of couture shows in India. India had always been a couture hub as the royals used to adorn most opulent couture in the past, later the big fat wedding culture in India has given it tremendous boost. This 7 day extravaganza brought one of the finest couturiers from India, which was very well admired by the elites of the country.
The first day began with queen of Indian couture Anamika Khanna’s installation show at The Qila at Mehrauli. Anamika had converted Evoluzione show room in a garden with the installation of her designs .The décor was simply mesmerising as were the design. The lively looking mannequins were dressed in theme of different-2 customs and celebrations of Indian wedding. Named as ‘Happily Ever After’, the collection had amazing bespoke elegance and style. Most of the collection was handloom, woven with utmost craftsmanship.
Have a look:
Day 2: Manav Gangwani: “India @ 70”
Manav Gangwani aka MG showcased at ICW 2017 “India @ 70” . It was an amalgamation of the rich heritage of India along with modern edgy elements that are incorporated in each garment. The inspiration for this collection from the atelier of Manav Gangwani has been taken from various regions in India. MG has incorporated elements of design from different regions like Kashmir reflecting Jamawars, Bandhanis of Rajasthan, Kathakali from Kerala and Brocades of Varanasi. Using different techniques like Badla, Chikankari, Zardosi & Parsi etc. MG has created every garment to perfection. From the God & Goddesses of India to Miniature Art of Mughal Empire to Meenakari to Patolas to Panthani all forms have been used to reflect India. With each garment having an unusual and unique element, MG believes that through this collection he has showcased the best of what India has to offer. Have a look: