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India Runway Week Season 6, Summer Edition 2016

April 20, 2016

India Runway Week is Asia’s youngest fashion trade event. Each season of the much-awaited IRW introduce new talent and places young Indian designers firmly on the global fashion stage. IRW provides a platform for both established and upcoming talented designers but also introduce fresh designers to showcase their collections. This gives them excellent business opportunities from both bulk and retail buyers. In addition to facilitating the exchange of ideas and networking interactions between designers, buyers and affiliates, the event provides an enriching experience for everyone.

The much awaited fashion extravaganza India Runway Week in association with Big Boy Toyz, Season 6 Summer Edition commenced at Thyagraj Stadium, with Young startup designers.  The opening show was named as “Fashion Startups of India”, this has happened for the first time when a fashion trade event of this level had eight young designer kicking off the ready-to-wear collections for Summer’16 season.


India Runway Week 2016




The Opening show was followed by Snishh by Snidhi and Ishna, Puneet Gupta, Yosshita & Neha, Gauri Couture, Hannah Khianghte, Bani Khurana, Sailesh Singhania, Prachi and Saloni, Sudhanshi Garg, Rohini Gugnani, Pratibha Lalwani last but not least Varija Bajaj. While sisters Snidhi & Ishana showcased their label SNISHH which is all about dynamic cuts, geometric prints and is a brand meant for those who express themselves through fashion. Puneet Gupta presented an enchanting palette of the very Indian and classic designs and patterns for bride and groom, which was 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). Natasa Stankovic dazzled on the ramp as a show stopper for Gauri Couture by Nikheil & Rivendra at India Runway week spring/summer 2016. Looking absolutely resplendent and gorgeous in the collection named “ITRR” inspired from vintage garden. Designer Rohini Gugnani showcased her ethnic wear outfits and Rapper Ish Kaur walked the ramp for her. Ish Kaur was wearing a 15 kg legnga and breaking the norms that a rapper cannot wear ethnic while performing.


Day 2

The second day of the India Runway week Season 6 celebrated the beauty of different styles women tend to explore sartorially.  The day started with college students doing ramp walk “Think Design” which is a part of the India Runway Week by IFFD celebrating the summer collection 2016. Each INSDIAAN has dexterously worked on every individual collection and extracted the best vision from their creativity. “Bohurupi” label by designer Abhishek Roy caters to a wide range of people and loves to personalize the clothes to the preferences of each customers to match their style and personality.His style is free flowing and earthy. Label d&n by designer Dheeru Sagar and Nitika Kanodia made the silhouettes as a base of their inspiration and created a whole new range of collection keeping modern Indian woman in mind. The collection is a beautiful amalgamation of Indian heritage embroidery creatively infused with Parisian silhouettes. “First Edit” by Sonya Shukla specializes in garments that help you to make a sweeping social entrance.  The signature aesthetic of the brand was a triumphant fusion of western silhouettes replete with traditional workmanship and modern motifs splayed across conventional Indian garments.The collection comprise of contemporary ethnic as well as fusion ensembles. The label Yashika Tejwani is for the woman who is modern, independent, yet deeply rooted in tradition.  Ethos of the label lies in intricate embroidery detailing. Banka Silk by designer Rashmi Shrivastav and Devleena Mazumdar, their collections was inspired and focused into taking the authentic essence of India as an inspiration and thus construct it into such a form that it holds the soul of our base and yet proves to be modern and articulate that suits the needs and demands of the current fashion trend. Actress Mandira Bedi and Transgender Activist Laxmi Naryan Tripathi walked the ramp for Delhi-based Jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal. Suman Kundu (Wrestler), Sandeep Narwal (Kabaddi Player), Sunil Dabas (National Female Kabaddi Coach ) walked the ramp for ‘DAKSH’ an Indian fashion label based at Rohtak- Haryana. Shriya Saran walked the ramp for designer Architha Narayanam’s brand Archi.


Day 3

While Day 1 of India Runway Week, Season 6 started off with a bang, day 3 hasn’t slowed down one bit. Day 3 started with the 5 designer show Anjana Singh, Priyanka Munot, Shafali Grover, Yugansatya, Scarlet by Shruti Jamaal. First show started with the collection of designer Anjana Singh. Anjana Singh in her collection, The Pastels rediscovered the intricate embroideries of chamba rumal and used the fabric in sophisticated Indo-western silhouettes. The collection was crafted out of organza, georgette, habutai along with handloom silk. Yugansatya “The Sport of Royalty” by designer Yugansatya depicts a story of most glamorous and royal game. Followed by the Collections of Designers Pralii Design House by Rupali, Niharika Kamani, Megha Jain Madaan, Mugdha Art Studio, Seema Mehta, Rajdeep Ranawat, Agnimitra paul. Actress & Model Rushali Rai walked the ramp for Designer Rupali Lakra at India Runway Week 2016. Rushali looked undoubtedly stunning and gorgeous at the ramp in Rupali Lakra’s Golden pleated Gown with a tied and dyed jacket overlay, which was the part of her BOHO-ANTI-BOHO Collection. Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain . Aditi was looking stunning in Orange tulle dress. Neha Dhupia walked the ramp for Sashi Vangapalli labeled Mughdha Art Studio. Neha Dhupia looked dazzling in white Lehanga. Designer Rajdeep Ranawat unleashed fiery corners of the Rann of Kutch and captured the essence of Gujarat’s heritage in his Spring-Summer collection titled ‘Kaanjari’. Babul Supriyo Union minister & BJP MP from West Bengal’s Asansol walked the ramp for designer Agni Mitra Paul. She showcased two collection at the grand finale i.e. Ikat and Madhubani in a very wearable and comfort wear line and bright colors.

Now some pictures for you from the show smile


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Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain (1333x2000)

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Actress Neha Dhupia Walked the ramp for Mugdha Art Studio 1 (1243x1925)
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Anita Hassananadi Reddy walked the ramp for Richa Ranawat 1 (1334x2000)

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Natasha stankovic showcased the collection of Gauri Couture 1 (1333x2000) IMG_1997 (1333x2000)

Model showcasing Ankita and Akshita Collection 2 (1333x2000)

Model Showcasing designer Megha & Jigar Collection (1333x2000)

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shriya Saran walked the ramp for Designer Architha Narayanam2 (1333x2000)

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Suman Kundu, Sandeep Narwal, Sunil dabas has walked the ramp for DAKSH label (1429x1372)

Babul Supriyo Union minister & BJP MP from West Bengal's Asansol walked the ramp for designer Agni Mitra Paul. 1` (1349x1368)

Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain 5 (2000x1712)

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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has walked the ramp for Jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal 1 (1400x1354)


I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Sad part is that I could not click any picture of my own..I looked no less ..hahaha

Love *kiss* 




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  • Reply Husna Favaz April 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    It seems that the show showcased some fresh and unique outfits!

  • Reply Falasha April 21, 2016 at 5:51 am

    This looks like an amazing event. I love the designs and the mix of modern and traditional garments.

    xx Falasha
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  • Reply Falasha April 21, 2016 at 5:51 am

    This looks like an amazing event. I love the designs and the mix of modern and traditional garments.

    xx Falasha

  • Reply Kiss & Make-up April 21, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Love all the vibrant colors.

  • Reply Ashley April 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    What an amazing week- fashion weeks are so fun!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply Gemma April 21, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Looks wonderful. I love that orange dress.

    Gemma x

  • Reply Anamika( NBAM) April 21, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Glad to see designer Agnimitra Paul & Babul Supriyo in this event laugh smile Loved Neha Dhupia’s lehenga and Anita Hassanandani’s dress <3 Great event I must say smile

  • Reply Jalisa April 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Such beautiful collections! I especially love that blue and yellow ruffled hem dress, SO pretty! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



  • Reply Lili April 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    What an amazing event! All these designs are so beautiful! I really love that short blue dress with the orange trim!

  • Reply Chris April 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    This is a great run down of the show! All of these designs are so impressive to me, and it made me happy to see an activist like Laxmi there.

  • Reply Rams April 22, 2016 at 2:30 am

    An Amazing event! Difficult to pick one dress as my fav everything looks great!

  • Reply anubhuti April 22, 2016 at 9:42 am

    It looks awesome smile

  • Reply Maggie Dallospedale April 22, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Hi beautiful,
    I love this collection. So amazing dresses
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  • Reply Janette J. Samayoa April 22, 2016 at 10:18 am

    laugh Amazing show!

  • Reply Rosanna April 22, 2016 at 11:11 am

    What a great event, love the pictures!!
    Have a lovely weekend smile
    Rosanna x

  • Reply Anshulika Chawla April 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Lovely pics! Must have been awesome fun!

  • Reply vidya October 10, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Beautiful collection. liked this event.

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