Spring blooms on the Cap­i­tal run­ways

A five-day-long fash­ion show­case kicks off in the city to­day. Here are some high­lights

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Spring/sum­mer is back on the run­way as the Cap­i­tal gets back into fash­ion-mode. This time, the lo­ca­tion of the Ama­zon In­dia Fash­ion Week shifts from the sta­ple venue, Pra­gati Maidan, to NSIC Grounds in Okhla, where over a hun­dred de­sign­ers will show­case their col­lec­tions via ramp shows and stalls. There’s also an el­e­ment of new­ness, thanks to not only the lo­cale, but ex­hibits, in­stal­la­tions, fash­ion talks and a fi­nale made of 16 de­sign­ers.

To­day, the five-day-long event starts with de­signer San­jay Garg and ends with an off­site show by swimwear mav­er­icks, de­signer duo Shivan and Nar­resh. Their preview im­ages give us a glimpse of sig­na­ture play with sexy cut-outs and teas­ing mail­lots. The first day will also in­clude a show by de­signer Kavita Bhar­tia, with her col­lec­tion which will in­clude en­sem­bles in shades of beige, tif­fany blue, mint green and white, fo­cussing on the re-in­ter­pre­ta­tion of tra­di­tional ikat. To­mor­row, la­bel Dev R Nil will show­case de­signs inspired by the “Spirit of the hip­pies, 60s revo­lu­tion and lib­er­a­tion.” De­signer Anand Bhushan will also show­case his col­lec­tion that takes its char­ac­ter from the spirit of the ten­nis court.

Called Deuce, the line will in­clude the sur­prise use of leather for sum­mer. “The shapes take cue from retro sports ap­par­els with polo T-shirt dress de­tails, clas­sic her­ring­bone graphic, pleated skirts and dinky ten­nis dresses,” Bhushan ex­plains.

Known for dress­ing up women in pow­er­suits and cham­pi­oning an­drog­yny, de­signer Ashish N Soni will con­clude Day 2. “I was in­flu­enced by the women around me, from cool girls on the street to mod­ern-day icons who have man­aged to re­tain their in­ner child,” Soni says.

Day 3 will also be su­per buzzy, with de­sign­ers Nida Mah­mood, Anu­pama Dayal and Payal Jain show­cas­ing among many oth­ers, and Kolkata-based Anamika Khanna con­clud­ing the day. While the penul­ti­mate day at fash­ion week will see de­signer Aneeth Arora, de­signer duo Gauri and Nainika Karan and Ro­hit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna take over the ramp, on Sun­day, The Grand Fi­nale will see a col­lec­tive cel­e­bra­tion of Be­narsi hand­loom.

De­signer Nida Mah­mood will present her col­lec­tion called Jun­glee Billee on Fri­day, as a part of the fash­ion week

Here are mod­els in de­signs by Nikhita Tan­don (far left) and Paras & Shalini (left) De­signer Kavita

Bhar­tia will show­case her col­lec­tion to­day

A glimpse of Man­jula, the col­lec­tion by Anu­pama Dayal

Known for cham­pi­oning rich hand­wo­ven de­signs, Anav­ila will show­case to­day

Here’s a glimpse (L-R) of cre­ations by de­sign­ers Kommal Sood, Shivan & Nar­resh, He­mant & Nan­dita and Payal Jain

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