Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) is hosting a menswear fashion show at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016 showcase, for the first time ever. The three young designers who will showcase their collections for the first time, in a specially curated menswear show are Antar-Agni by UjjawalDubey, Divyam Mehta and RohitKamra. They will present their designs on the fourth day (19th March) of the AIFW A/W16 at 2pm, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road.The event will be held from March 16 -20, in the capital at a new venue.
Each designer will interpret themes in his own unique way. Antar Agni’s Autumn-Winter collection titled “The Red in Us”, explores the varied emotions that red exudes. Red is extreme, a stimulator, heavy, intense and a stirrer. The collection aims at the controlled use of oxidized red as an extreme element, paired with fabrics with character, acting as a vent for the persistent human neutral state.“Into the Woods”, a collection by Divyam Mehta, draws inspiration from trees and textures bringing out a feeling of freedom, intensity and blissfulness, harmoniously blending into laboriously executed Shibori patterns.Interestingly, RohitKamra’s collection will redefine the royal look by modernizing it through sharply tailored bandhgalas and breeches. “Made in Jaypore” will see a huge Jaypore influence seeping into the ensembles.
The Male Model auditions were held a few days ago, where 200 aspirants were judged by a jury comprising designers RohitBal, VarunBahl, Divyam Mehta and ace choreographer AnuAhuja.Models were evaluated on walk, fitness and attitude on the ramp. The 24 of the new talent who were shortlisted will walk for this show.
Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, “The three hand-picked designers showcasing a menswear collection at the upcoming Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2016 will add undiluted pizzazz to the event. This is a first for us, as we felt it will give a 3D experience to the viewers. The shortlisted male models will also get an opportunity to debut on the AIFWAW’16ramp through this valuable addition.”