Home­grown hand­looms to ac­ces­sories: In­dia leaves an im­pact on global run­ways

Home­grown hand­looms to ac­ces­sories — In­dia leaves an im­pact on global run­ways

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - FRONT PAGE - Snigdha Ahuja

The spring/sum­mer fash­ion cal­en­dar rolled out, with New York as the first stop for 2018’s trend fore­cast. While we’ve had sta­ple la­bels and de­sign­ers show­cas­ing their ren­di­tion of prêt-à-porter, like every sea­son, In­dia also made its pres­ence felt.

The reg­u­lar lineup with an In­dian con­nect at New York Fash­ion Week (NYFW), which con­cluded re­cently, in­cluded Rourkela-born de­signer Bibhu Mo­ha­p­a­tra, Mumbai’s Naeem Khan and Sachin and Babi Ah­luwalia (Of Sachin & Babi) with Sachin’s roots in Mumbai and Babi’s, in Delhi (she is an alumni of Lady Shri Ram Col­lege for Women). Apart from the core cal­en­dar, there were other pe­riph­e­rial shows, also a part of NYFW, with more In­dian names on the ros­ter. De­signer Vaishali S (Vaishali Shadan­gule) and de­signer Purvi Doshi made a case for In­dian tex­tiles on the run­way. While Vaishali played with easy sil­hou­ettes and spring lay­er­ing, de­signer Purvi Doshi, who calls Ahmed­abad home, had khadi at the core of her col­lec­tion.

When it comes to mod­els, while those like Pooja Mor, Bhu­mika Arora, Natasha Ra­machan­dran have made it to the in­ter­na­tional ramp, this sea­son, model Ashika Pratt (her mother is In­dian while her fa­ther is English) made a mark. Lon­don’s now un­der­way (de­sign­ers such as Karishma Sha­hani Khan, Ragini Ahuja and Uj­jawal Dubey will be a part) and Mi­lan and Paris (Rahul Mishra and Man­ish Arora will be show­cas­ing) will fol­low.

LIKE EVERY SEA­SON, IN­DIA ALSO MADE ITS PRES­ENCE FELT ON THE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL RUN­WAY

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/ ASHIKA_PRATT PHOTO: BREN­DAN MCDERMID/REUTERS PHOTO: FRAZER HAR­RI­SON/GETTY IM­AGES/AFP

(L-R) A model in a cre­ation by de­signer duo Sachin & Babi and model Ashika Pratt on the New York ramp In­dia-in­spired jew­ellery at Naeem Khan (L); Purvi Doshi’s cre­ation (above) A cre­ation by Bibhu Mo­ha­p­a­tra show­cased at NYFW

PHOTO: JP YIM/GETTY IM­AGES/AFP

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