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Fashion week preview: What to expect as the runway rolls out in Delhi

Fashion week season is back, and autumn/winter 2017 looks all set for a designer makeover. Here’s what to expect from the four day showcase in the Capital that kickstarts on Wednesday, March 15 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.


A creation by Madhu Jain, who celebrates 30 years in the business with her show. (Avantika Meattle)

Like the past few seasons, the made in India philosophy continues to underline the shows. Today, crafts of the country will be in focus, with a multidesigner show to start the party. While veteran designer Madhu Jain celebrates 30 years of being in business, a beyond the borders design twist comes with crafts and indigenous prints of Jakarta with weaves getting a global outlet on the Indian ramp.

(L-R) Designer duo Abraham-Thakore will showcase their collection called Back to Work; Urvashi Kaur will showcase as a part of the opening show on Wednesday.


(L-R) The Guru-Shishya finale will have designer Amit Aggarwal and Tarun Tahiliani.

As a part of the Guru-Shishya finale (where the designer and his disciple showcase a collaborative collection) Amit Aggarwal (the Shishya) is going to re-store Brocades and Patola saris, as he puts up a show with Tarun Tahiliani (Guru).

H&M will showcase tits sustainable collection at a specially-curated show at the fashion week.


Autumnal florals make up Anupama Dayal’s collection.

For some, the destination is the inspiration, while for others, the journey. While Ashima-Leena’s showcase will have a touch of Uzbekistan and Iznik colours, for Anupama Dayal, Mangar’s wilderness and wonders translate into her work.

Ashima-Leena’s show will have a lot of indigo play.


Creations by Rohit Kamra (L) and Pawan Sachdeva.

A group show on the final day of the fashion week will have six designers putting the focus back on menswear, interpreting it in their own unique way.


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Tomorrow, designer Samant Chauhan will celebrate his roots with a showcase at the National Railway Museum in the Capital, highlighting the journey of the textile and its evolution. And, the day will end with Péro by Aneeth Arora, who will put up a presentation at the Crafts Museum — again, stressing on the art of handmade craft.

Samant Chauhan will celebrate the Assamese golden thread — Muga Silk.


A glimpse at Anju Modi’s creations. Actor Sakshi Tanwar will walk for the designer.

Like every year, a bit of Bollywood presence will be apparent at the fashion week in Delhi. While Vaani Kapoor will walk for Rina Dhaka, Namrata Joshipura’s show will have Alia Bhatt as the showstopper. For Pawan Sachdeva, actors Angad Bedi and Nora Fatehi will be taking the bow on the runway. Actor Sakshi Tanwar will walk for designer Anju Modi. Apart from the starry sights, specially curated launches and presentations will make up a part of the event, while the stall area at the venue will be open for business.

Designer Nida Mahmood has collaborated with Satya Paul. The label will present the creations at an event at the fashion week.
(L-R) A creation by AM:PM at the specially curated Sari 24/7 show; a sketch by Hemant-Nandita and Shruti Sancheti’s preview sketch for the Jharcraft showcase.
Swimwear mavens Shivan-Narresh will be showcasing on Friday.

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