COU­TURE CALL­ING: MAKE WAY FOR GRANDEUR

En­ter­tain­ment & Pro­mo­tional Fea­tures Here’s a sneak peek into all that’s in store at the tenth edi­tion of In­dia Cou­ture Week that kicks off to­day

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Start­ing to­day, 14 cou­turi­ers will show­case made-to-order glam­our as part of Fash­ion De­sign Coun­cil of In­dia’s (FDCI) In­dia Cou­ture Week 2017. While Anamika Khanna and Ro­hit Bal kick-off the seven-day af­fair, Man­ish Mal­ho­tra will close the cou­ture fi­esta at a five-star ho­tel in the Cap­i­tal, on Sun­day, July 30. View­ings and in­stal­la­tions: Anamika Khanna will have a view­ing of her col­lec­tion, Hap­pily Ever Af­ter, while Rina Dhaka’s show­case on the last day is also a run­way-less ex­hibit — per­fect for a hand­son feel for buy­ers. Colours and crafts­man­ship: For Manav Gang­wani, who show­cases tomorrow, there’s In­dia in­spi­ra­tion, with Luc­knowi Chikankari and Ra­jasthani Ban­da­nis. For Reynu Taan­don, mon­soon is the un­der­ly­ing theme, ruled by shades of pea­cock blue. Colours also play a big part for Anju Modi, in­spired by minia­ture art of Kis­hangarh. “In minia­ture art, colours are bright not earthy. So, ke­sar, champa and mango green are a few of my hues,” she says. Travel, art, ar­chi­tec­ture: The ori­en­tal in­flu­ence in Rahul Mishra’s col­lec­tion, Parizaad, also has an ar­chi­tec­tural as­pect. “It’s like imag­in­ing a Taj Ma­hal in Koy­oto,” the de­signer told us. His col­lec­tion in­cludes cot­ton cre­ations and bridal­wear that can be ma­chine-washed. For cou­ture week first timers, Shya­mal & Bhu­mika, the in­spi­ra­tion is their muse’s travel me­moirs.

Rina Dhaka’s cou­ture also associates it­self with the cause of the girl child Aqua blue, greens and calm­ing ivories rule Reynu Taan­don’s mon­soon-in­spired col­lec­tion, Cyan

Mon­isha Jais­ing’s cre­ations are in­spired by the op­u­lence of the Opera Varun Bahl’s cre­ations are in­spired by Czech painter Alphonse Mucha Anju Modi’s colour-strong col­lec­tion is called Sunehri Kothi

Manav Gang­wani’s col­lec­tion will ex­ude the Makein-In­dia vibe Mythol­ogy and fan­tasy play a part in Gau­rav Gupta’s col­lec­tion Rahul Mishra rein­vents cou­ture with a sus­tain­able touch to it

Anita Don­gre has pledged to plant a tree each time an item from her col­lec­tion, Tree of Love, is sold

Tarun Tahil­iani’s col­lec­tion, Tarakanna, fo­cuses on wear­able cou­ture

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