Tussar silk interpretations grace ramp at AIFW A/W 2017

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New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Different interpretations of Tussar Silk, as conceived by designers Rina Dhaka, Shruti Sancheti, Divya and Ambika Jain and Shaina N.C., were showcased at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2017 (AIFW A/W 2017) here.

The initiative was to promote the textiles of Jharkhand. From saris designed in tussar silk to kurtas woven from Kuchai — garments created from organic fabric of the partner state — were on display.

The fashion event was conceived by Jharkhand Silk Textile and Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd.) or Jharcraft.

While the models were clad in ensembles in hues of blue, orange, red, pink and purple for Shaina N.C, creations by Rina Dhaka had the models flaunting her off-white and purple-hued collection.

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Tunic, cigarette pants and palazzos ruled the ramp for Dhaka.

Sancheti’s interpretations were made from Tussar, mulberry silk, Eri silk and spun cotton in hues of Sand, Ecru, berry purple, Onyx, Charcoal, Burgundy, Mahogany and Teal.

Kantha stitches were revisited in shaded woollen threads with a dishevelled look with Geo-ethnic patterns adding to her theme – ‘The Tribe’.

The silhouettes by the designer were her representation of Modern India and an amalgamation of traditions and trends.

Trench coats, oversize crop tops, layered dhoti trousers, jumpsuit with trail skirt, variety of capes, sleek peplum jackets and long gypsy skirts could be seen.

“The collection meant a lot. My inspiration behind the collection was the tribals of Jharkhand. When I got a chance to work with these fabrics I was mesmerised,” Sancheti said here.

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Divya and Ambika Jain’s label Dabiri stood out at the show as the collection dazzled in oodles of Gota work with applique on Tussar.

Their collection was titled ‘Rumi’s message of romance’, where the models wore their creations in hues of white.

AIFW A/W 2017 is being held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The four-day fashion extravaganza will end on March 18.

–IANS

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