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Indian handloom rules opening day of Amazon Fashion Week in New Delhi

STORY: Indian handloom weaved its magic on the opening day of Amazon Fashion week Autumn-Winter 2017 (AIFWAW17) on Wednesday (March 15) in New Delhi.

The show presented the works of 13 renowned designers including Anju Modi and Rohit Bal.

The audience also got a glimpse of the Indonesian fashion as designer Novita Yunus showcased her collection ‘Bumi-Langit’, meaning sky and earth.

Yunus’ show was part of collaboration between Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Jakarta Fashion Week. The initiative is aimed at encouraging a cross-cultural exchange of designer talent between the two nations.

Yunus’ collection was a mix of kaftans, palazzos and intricately embroided Kebayas. Hues of brown, green and blue dominated the colour palette.

“My concept is ‘Bumi – Langit’, it is Indonesian language. Its meaning is ‘sky’ and ‘the earth’. So the sky represent(s) form the sun, that symbolize after sun and the earth symbolizes the aqua print that I used. This is aqua print that I used, using the leaf material from Indonesia. So that is the concept of our autumn,” said Yunus.

Ace Indian designer, Anju Modi, appreciated the focus on handloom.

“It was fantastic, refreshing start, I would say for the fashion week, with our own proud handloom there on the ramp,” said Modi.

Designers like Rina Dhaka, Shaina NC, Shruti Sancheti, Divya and Ambika Jain showcased their collections which used rich fabrics from India’s eastern Jharkhand state.

The four day event will come to a close on March 18.

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