Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Small screen celebs like Anita Hassanandani, Nandish Sandhu, Juhi Parmar and Ruhanika Dhawan made an appearance on Day One of the fourth edition of India Kids Fashion Week (IKFW) here.
Held at Phoenix Market City, the first day of the fashion extravaganza, in association with MAX, also saw creations showcased by MAX, My Little Piggy, Mini Me, Varsha Showering Trends, Kirti Rathore, 612 League, AZ Couture and GAP Kids.
Anita graced the ramp with children for the brand Varsha Showering Trends, which showcased an exquisite display of the culture of Rajasthan through its collection, read a statement.
Payal Ashar’s collection My Little Piggy saw children and their mothers walking the ramp. Ruhanika was the showstopper for the brand, and she wore a flowing white gown.
Children’s clothing brand Mini Me by Vandana Vinod introduced four themes — Fire Flies, Desi Pop, Flower Power and Glam Mini girls. Actress Nausheen Ali Sardar sizzled on the ramp in a purple gown.
Like last year at IKFW, designer Kirti Rathore’s love for the desert state of India was evident at this edition too. From playful embroideries to a riot of colours the Rajasthani-inspired collection, the designer gave a lot of attention to the detailing of favourite pom-pom laces on the edges and made use of creative handmade spiral cloth buttons.
Serbian model Natasa Stankovic and Nandish graced the ramp in Rathore’s collections.
The show started off with apparel brand MAX showcasing some cool summer wear, based on the theme ‘Save the Environment’. The inspiration for the collection was derived from surfing, street skating, varsity and cityscape. As for boys, The Jungle Book inspired tees were a special release at the ramp show.
“Bajrangi Bhaijaan” child artist Harshaali Malhotra was the showstopper for children’s clothing brand 612 League. She walked the ramp in a pink and white gown.
Celebrating native American creativity as well as exhibiting fashion with the fact of native culture’s existence was AZ Couture. All the garments were designed with a twist and new materials. Ace choreographer Ahmed Khan looked dapper as he walked the ramp with his two children.
The finale of the evening was a show by GAP Kids. Juhi walked the ramp along with her daughter. The Summer 2016 collection by the brand highlighted optimistic American style, highly inspired by beach culture.
“This edition, we saw brands and designers come up with out-of-the ordinary concepts. The designers put their best foot forward by showcasing fresh and creative collections and their presentation caught the eye of buyers and celebs alike,” Manoj Mahla, director, Craftworld Events, said in a statement.
Deepak Choudhary, director and CEO, Event Capital, said that he expects to “make this event the most splendid celebration of kids’ fashion in India”.
Day Two of the event will see brands such as Samta and Shruti Studio, Free Sparrow Kids, Many Frocks, Nauti Nati, Lil Angels, The Children’s Place and designer Sharad Raghav showcase their collections.