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India Runway Week kickstarts with show by young fashion designers

By Shalini Sajwan
New Delhi, Apr 15 (UNI) Aiming to provide a platform to budding fashionistas, the sixth edition of India Runway Week Summer edition today began with a showcase of fashion collections by start up designers .
IRW, organised by the Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD), opened with a show named “Fashion Startups of India”, where eight young designers showcased their ready-to-wear collections for Summer' 16 season.
The startup designers include Megha and Jigar, Vishala Shree, Ankita and Akshita, Vanica Chhabra, Rahul Kapoor, Bani Pasricha, Fahd Khatri and Sanya Garg.
The main attraction of the event was Radio Jockey Rocky, Henna and Ashish from Red FM, who also walked the ramp.
The Opening show was followed by Snishh by Snidhi and Ishna, Puneet Gupta, Yosshita & Neha, Gauri Couture, Hannah Khianghte.
Designer sisters Snidhi and Ishana showcased their label SNISHH, which is all about dynamic cuts, geometric prints and a brand meant for the 'couture-conscious'.
Puneet Gupta presented an enchanting palette of very Indian and classic designs and patterns for bride and groom, which were exclusive and classy.
Designer Hannah Khianghte showcased classic silhouettes and traditional formal wear that women in Mizoram wear with their Puan (traditional skirt of the Mizos).
Always inspired by their rich Indian heritage and culture, Prachi & Saloni, through their label PS, showcased their collection of Indian ethnic wear.
Natasa Stankovic dazzled on the ramp as a showstopper for Gauri Couture by Nikheil and Rivendra at IRW spring/summer 2016.
The star of the evening was Chesi Anne Basil, a 16-year-old cancer patient, whose only wish was to become a model and walk the ramp.
Her motto is to celebrate life and become a role model to several others, who are fighting this deadly disease.
The show was dedicated to the women, who are the drivers of growth and future.
UNI SHS/AR RJ 2036
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