The 25th edition of India Fashion Week, this year sponsored by Amazon has now finished! The event certainly went out with bang with a spectacular grand finale performance that included music, dancing and unforgettable style.
The Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015 filled the ramp with both glamour and fun, consisting of a show stopping 25 Indian designers including the likes of Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Rohit Bal. These top Indian designers all came together to celebrate the rich and opulent heritage of India through their remarkable ensembles.
This was the first time that these 25 renowned Indian designers all got together in one show to celebrate the crafts of India. All the Indian designers were given the theme of "Crafts of India", and went all out in expressing themselves, and what they believe to be a distinct meaning of Indian crafts, through their own interpretations of Indian culture. The grand finale was held at Pragati Maidan on Sunday, and was the big day that every fashionista was waiting for since the impressive five-day event began on Wednesday.
Some of the biggest names from the fashion industry came together for the star-studded finale, such as Indian designers Abraham and Thakore, Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Wendell Rodricks and Rajesh Pratap Singh, Tarun Tahiliani, Aneeth Arora and Varun Bahl.
Throughout the show there was cheerful instrumental music playing "dhol" beats and enhancing the merriment of the show. In fact Rohit Bal's spontaneous dancing began the party mode on the ramp with a variety of designers and models joining in with the fun.
The grand finale collection showcased trend revolution, creativity and experimentation with heaps of style, presenting a distinct Indian/western fusion theme. The show consisted of a large variety of ensembles and garments, with traditional lehengas, summer dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, spectacular gowns, saris, and sherwanis dominating the runway.
On the ramp at the grand finale, the set was designed skilfully to look like a Rajasthani fort, complete with sketches of puppets. The Indian designers were asked to present their two best ensembles that are inspired by the rich Indian crafts in the specific hues of orange, pink and red. In relation to the colour palette for the show, the ramp was transformed into a brightly coloured kaleidoscope with shades of bright crimson, deep reds and fiery oranges.
Rahul Mishra, who presented a collection of stylish geometric florals, teamed with handmade organza, stated, "Designers were given a common thread of colours so that the show looks as one and not fragmented,"
Different themes and stories were painted by each designer, starting with a contemporary western collection, followed by traditional ethnic beauty, which was themed with bright daylight colours fading out to the deep colours of a sunset. And concluding with opulent and luxurious Indian bridal wear.
Although the show was executed beautifully, there were a few hiccups that happened throughout the day. The show was first delayed by an hour, which then followed in the show area being filled over its occupancy level; everyone wanted a slice of the fashion extravaganza!
Souces: India Today