After two years of digital showcasing, FDCI’s India Couture Week finally let the designers walk down its ramp with great dazzlement this year. It was a 10-day fashion week held from 22nd to 31st July.
It was the 15th edition of the India Couture Week. The Fashion Design Council (FDCI) hosted the event bringing to the audience the fashion extravaganza of 13 designers. Speaking about the 15 year old journey, FDCI chairman, Sunil Sethi said, “I think the most beautiful part of this 15-year journey for me has been to be able to create a blueprint for the future with India Couture Week. This has been a memorable journey of celebrating the unique heritage we possess as a country.”
India Couture Week is the country’s most exclusive and premier fashion event that showcases and celebrates the genius of craftsmanship and handlooms, and homegrown talent. The designers who showcased their glamorous work include Tarun Tahiliani, JJ Valaya, Rahul Mishra, Suneet Varma, Falguni Shane Peacock, Amit Aggarwal, Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Dolly J, Kunal Rawal, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Siddartha Tytler, and Varun Bahl.
These designers raised the fashion bar quite high. Let’s take a look at some of the designers’ stunning designs.
What the designers presented
Falguni Shane Peacock
Falguni Shane Peacock presented their collection named Love Forever. The collection is inspired by French tapestries and the Renaissance. The collection is a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary designs.
Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna
Their collection titled Fibonacci is that of evening wear which combines the aesthetics of architecture with the Fibonacci wave. The collection has in place a play of nude tulles, breezy organza and opulent velvets.
J J Valaya
The collection is inspired by the historic aesthetics of Spain. The collection, titled, ‘Alma’ which in Spanish means ‘soul’ is a blend of luxurious fabrics, and rich embroidery carrying elegant details known to the label.
The collection is a dive into Anju Modi’s learnings from her travels across the world. The collection is titled as The Road Less Traveled.
He presented his collection titled Tree of Life which has used a lot of colors and flowers. This collection made hearts bloom during the display of designs.
The collection is inspired by the bounty of nature residing in the wilderness and forests. The collection carries beautifully handcrafted embroideries, surface developments and has used a lot of new kinds of fabrics, some which are woven by the team itself.
The collection titled Meraki is an ode to the process of creation – to the love, care, dedication and soul put into the art.
For Siddartha Tytler it was his first Couture Week, who called his collection the Tytler Army. Speaking about his collection he said, “We are doing a lot of crystals, sequins and launching our Bridal collection this time at India Couture Week.”
The closing show saw designer Anamika Khanna presenting her collection that celebrates India’s rich craft encapsulated in global contours. The physical event was live-streamed on the FDCI’s digital platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and also on their official website.