FDCI launched its latest edition of India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter, 2015 on 25th with Amazon as the new title sponsor. The very capable designer Rajesh Pratap Singh opened the fashion week with a stunning collection, truly representative of his signature style. With the setting of a hospital ward on the runway, rows of iron-frame beds, glowing IV drip bags, the models all showed great potential as actresses with their choreographed looney act of denizens in a mental hospital, or perhaps health care givers cracking up. Time less silhouettes, black and white, weaves and prints, wool, cotton, leather, pleather, edgy, hot, cool – we love it.
Anju Modi’s fairytale inspired collection was an endearing success story that the designer herself is. Layered, flowing apparel, fine embroideries, natural fabrics and raw silk shades, tussar, turguoise, blood red. She has reason to celebrate after this show.
Kindle, which is the Associate Sponsor of the event, was also the sponsor of the closing show of the first day by designer JJ Vallaya. His penchant for opulent stage sets was confined to a backdrop reminiscent of Russia with large onion domes and a giant size babushka doll on the sliding entrance. The theme of the Polish Bazaar had some distinguished looking gentlemen for the men’s wear. Ushanka fur hats, fur scarves. Nice. The show closed with a row of babushka’s holding up kindle tabs.