The Summer edition of Asian Designer week hosted the extremely anticipated its eighth edition at Vivanta by Taj, Dwarka, New Delhi. Country’s most talked about fashion event started with high spirit in the capital from April 27, 2019, and put up a spectacular display of the hottest trends to watch out for by some of the renowned, established and upcoming designers. The mega fashion event is presented by Asian Fashion Design Council (AFDC), a not-for-profit organization that primarily works towards encouraging the designers of today and tomorrow through its flagship association, Asian Designer Week.
Designer Week, Day 1-
The names of
the 1st day designers are Rosy Ahluwalia, AubhadipMitra, Sonia Gaba, Zarana by
Sana Khan, Celesline99 by Khushi Chauhan, Madiva by Divya, Sitara by Chandani&RuchikaAnaam.
opened with the designs of veteran fashion designer Rosy Ahluwalia. Rosy Ahluwalia show cased her collection of
Bhandej and leheriya which was inspired by the culture of Rajasthan.
from DIA, Jabalpur along with NextGen designers like MuskanSainik& Bhawna
Verma, Shreya Gupta, Radhika Karwa, VIDM from Bihar, PavaniMehra and NIIFD
Mumbai have just ruled and took away the heart of people with the amazing
Subhadip Mitra’s showcased his collection called Naksha.
Khan showcased her designs which are from Nawabi collection.
Khushi Chauhan, owns the label Celesline99 walked with her Indowestern
collection. Coming from the small town, women empowerment was her motive.
The day ends
with ultimate collection by New Gen designer Sitara by Chandani&Ruchika.
The duos showed the collection name “Klallam”. Klallam have traces of our roots
and modern days, the collection have been put together with embroideries and
fabric from different part of India.
Week Day 2-
Day 2 was opened by young and aspiring designers at Main Show
Area by International women polytechnic’s student followed by the show of IIFT, North
The show continued with the showing of aspiring designer’s
collection. Designers Ahantva by Monica, KhushbooGulati, YaminiMehra, Rig Zig,
Rahul Toppo, AbhishekPoddar, VaishnaviShekhar, ShristiChetani and Khushbu
Manpreet, who was lastly seen in MTV Love School, was seen
walking on the ramp for DV by DishaVadgama who is an Ahmedabad based designer.
Talented designer from north east Robert Naorem ruled the ramp,
his collection was more of about handlooms textiles of North Eastern state
Manipur blended with power loom textiles. Celebrity Soma Laishram who walked as
a show stopper for him.
Actress ShibaniDandekar walked on the ramp for Budding designer
Kraft corridor. Actress walked wearing one of the wedding collection which is
inspired by centuries old traditional hand embroidery styles of Lucknow.
The pre finale show was two designer show where first show
designer was She- La by Maninder Gulati his collection was basically about “BRINGING BACK THE OLD INTO NEW”. His
latest collection was basically inspired from the Mughal era I.e, “Umrao”.
Their collection depicted how old silhouettes can convert into modern cuts and
The veteran designer Rina Dhaka showcased her collection called Dark
bewitching blooms. The designs are of Big sleeves, romance, shoulders, knife
pleats and a slouch. One can wear them with trousers; wear them with a fluffy
Vivek Rawat, the creative director
of Asian Designer week said, “The last season was our huge success, with our
eighth edition we are hoping to have bigger and better response as we always
try to exceed the benchmark set by our previous shows. Our objective is to
formulate a platform for the budding designers across Asia who is immensely
talent, and has the potential to take their fashion labels to global markets.”