India Runway Week kicks off with grandeur and opulence

ANI | Updated: Oct 07, 2017 12:42 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 07 (ANI): The ninth season of India Runway Week (IRW) kicked off on Friday here with designer James Ferreira setting the tone for some fashion-packed days ahead.

The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) is hosting the IRW at The DLF Place Saket, New Delhi.

Day one of IRW highlighted fashion trends for the upcoming winter festive season, where six prominent designers showcased their collections.

The closing show of India Runway Week Winter Festive on day one was presented by Varija Bajaj, who showcased "The Flower Child" and Bibi Russell, an internationally acclaimed fashion designer from Bangladesh who showcased her love for Khadi.

Her collection was a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

James Ferreira presented his 2017 resort wear collection with cool cheese cotton white drapes followed by an organic cotton range.

His cocktail wear collection featured short sexy dresses in solid satin and georgette, printed and pleated fabric fashioned into asymmetric shapes.

A walk into the 'Vintage Cru' was the theme for 'Kaynaat' by Aanchal Sawhney for IRW Winter Festive 2017.

Sawhney created a unique style fusing clean cut contemporary silhouettes with traditional techniques and innovative use of colors.

The collection by Parul M. Dhawan was inspired from Murano glass, which is made on the Venetian island of Murano, Italy.

The garments were carefully balanced with the use of handpicked modern materials like organza, flat chiffon and satin.

Fashion designer Kavita Agarwal showcased her collection called 'Begum Sahiba', and for which, Bollywood actress Diva Shriya Saran was the show-stopper.

The limited edition collection commemorates the natural, authentic and harmonious hues of these monuments while paying a tribute to grace and elegance inherent in every woman.

'The Flower Child' was the collection by fashion designer Varija Bajaj was inspired from unrest in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and terror attacks with a message of "Live and Let Live".

The collection focused on deep colours, subtle textures; understate bling, mix and match of material to enhance this very chic western pret collection by Varija Bajaj.

Rajasthan Khadi by Bibi Russell highlighted designs made with 100 percent Khadi by skilled weavers of Bikaner and a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

The three-day IRW is from October 6 to 8. (ANI)