AIFW AW'17, Day 4: Celebs share experience of walking at 'NEXA Lifestyle'
| Updated: Mar 19, 2017 16:51 IST
New Delhi [India], Mar. 19 (ANI): 'NEXA Lifestyle,' on the final day of the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017, turned into an event that celebrated the presence of a cluster of stars- from Richa Chadda to Sangram Singh. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) presented NEXA Lifestyle Collection onday four of the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017, in association with Maybelline New York. The NEXA show, themed on monochrome featured DhruvVaish, Kommal & Ratul Sood, Nought One by Abhishek, Pawan Sachdeva, Rohit Kamra and Sahil Aneja, who showcased their collections at the event held in the national capital on March 18. Sangram Singh turned showstopper for Dhruv Vaish and described walking on the ramp as a great experience. "It was a fun experience for me as I have also done a lot wrestling here at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Dhruv has made a fantastic suit for someone like me, who mostly wears wrestling costume or normal clothes," Sangram told ANI. He also joked that the designer will next be making a 'langot' for his wrestling. Dino Morea, who dazzled the ramp for Sahil Aneja, said at the event, "I have worked with Sahil for a couple of years now and he has made outstanding formal and casual wear for me. This collection, specially, was quirky and stylish and it's something that I would definitely wear." Pawan Sachdeva had the very handsome Angad Bedi and gorgeous Nora Fatehi gracing the ramp in his clothing. While Angad was happy to be back on the ramp for Amazon fashion week, Nora was delighted to have received a positive response for her 'over-dramatic' entrance on ramp. "Walking for Pawan Sachdeva has been a wonderful experience. It's quite a fusion line and is all about the mix; black and white are the colours. It's pretty quirky and that's my style," the 'PINK' star told ANI. Nora, who felt 'honoured' to have showcased the men's collection, said, "I think girls look really cool in men's clothing and Pawan's designs are really sophisticated and elegant but mysterious at the same time." Prateik Babbar made the audience go gaga over his innocent smile as he strolled down the runway for Kommal and Ratul Sood and later revealed he loves walking on ramp. In an exclusive interview with ANI, Prateik said, "Even though I am nervous every single time, I love walking on the ramp. What I'm wearing is a bit of mix and match and so comfortable. I feel very royal today and I hope I had a car to match with it. Thanks to the designer duo I look like an absolute dream." Abhishek Paatni and Rohit Kamra celebrated the girl power on the ramp with Anushka Manchanda and Richa Chadha respectively. The 'Fukrey' star told ANI, "It was really empowering for me because Rohit is a men's wear designer and he chose me to be a show stopper, so it's a really empowering statement to make this kind of endrogenous which I really enjoy." The NEXA Lifestyle series is an attempt to include the burgeoning menswear market into the repertoire of mainstream fashion. As a part of the same, each designer interpreted the NEXA theme in his own unique way, incorporating the NEXA colours - black, white and chrome. Dhruv's collection 'Noire' explored the hue black in different forms, patterns, layers and textures along with the highlights of white and chrome. Style gurus Kommal & Ratul Sood identified the architectural skyline, of an urban city in their collection, 'Skylight'. While Abhishek's 'Mayday' was inspired by the tactical uniform of the army's black-ops team which carry out missions under extreme conditions. Interestingly, Rohit Kamra conceptualized the 'yin and yang', creating a fusion of black and white with his signature silhouettes. Pawan developed fabrics especially for the show, which captured the NEXA moodboard with his collection 'TREG'- classic clothing with a fresh feel. To give the show a classic end, Sahil's artistic ensembles titled 'Restricted', theorized for a man who is ready to step out his comfort zone into a edgier space, took the center stage. On this note, Sunil Sethi, president at FDCI said, "As menswear now dominates the apparel industry and is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5 percent over the next five years to reach Rs 131,000 crores by 2017, according to a study, this is time appropriate. Therefore, the NEXA show is quite relevant and looked at design through the lens of both functionality and inventive thinking." (ANI)