AIFW A/W 2017 commences with weavers show
Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn Winter 2017 started with a show by weavers in collaboration with leading designers.
The Handloom School supported by Good Earth in association with Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) showcased a collection made by its weavers in collaboration with leading designers to amplify the long-term relationships between the weaving community spread across 11 weaving centres in India and the Indian Fashion industry.
The weaving centres are: Chattisgarh, Varanasi, Uttarakand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chanderi, Mobarikpur, Orissa, Bihar, Telangana and Maheshwar.
The ensembles ranged from tunics, saris, different pleats, jumpsuits , wrap around skirts in layers with coats and capes. The colours ranged from hues of blue, ivory to pale yellow.
The weavers, who created magic for the first show of Day 1, also walked the ramp in the end. The show was also attended by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday.
"This show is a great opportunity for The Handloom School graduates and its future students to synergise the potential of traditional and modern textile design. The event will also link these young artisans directly with the design world with strong support from Good Earth and The Handloom School," Sally Holkar, Founder of Women Weave and The Handloom School told a news agency.
Thirteen key designers and labels that participated include Akaaro, Antar-Agni, Eka, Good Earth, Neeru Kumar, Nicobar, Pero, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Raw Mango, Rohit Bal, Suket Dhir, Urvashi Kaur and 11:11.
AIFW A/W 2017 will end on March 18.
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