Premia India Runway Week Season 2 took place from the 16th until the 18th of april 2014 in New Delhi, India. The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) has organized this three day event. This season fashion designers showcased their summer collections. Premia India Runway Week aims to promote young fashion talent from India. What I like about this event is that both established designers and talented newcomers share this platform to promote their designs. It also shows diversity; from traditional Indian styles from different regions to contemporary looks.
The designer line-up included personal favorites, Manish Gupta, Rosy Ahluwalia, Shruti Sancheti, Varija Bajaj and Niket and Jainee. Manish Gupta opened the three day event. Traditional Indian styles appeared on the ramp in soft pastel tones. My favorite design is an embellished skirt and blouse ‘lehenga’ ensemble in soft pink/purple. The jewellery set worn by the model is designed by Akassh K Aggarwal. The tiny pearls and pink gem details really suit this ensemble.
Designer duo Niket & Jainee showcased a few beautiful bridal lehenga’s including this red and blue ensemble. The heavy embroidery really makes this dress sparkle.
Shruti Sancheti was one of my favorite designers during the latest season of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week WIFW where she showcased her AW14 collection. During PIRW Shruti showcased her Summer Resort 2014 collection named ‘Le Pondi’. The idea behind this collection is a blend of cultures, in this case the merge of Tamil and French/European influences. I love this simple white, lace/sheer sari with colorful, embroidered borders. The floral detail gives it a touch of spring.
The runway show from ‘Charas’ by Ankur & Sonia is one of my favorites. This gold and shimmering, contemporary style gown is beyond stunning. It looks as if the designers were inspired by ancient Greece, this gown is fit for an empress!
Rosy Ahluwalia’s collection also attracted my attention. This vibrant red number is perfect for summer. The intricate gold embroidery on the skirt makes it a showstopper. Another favorite from this designer is a heavily embroidered, gold bridal design. It looks breathtaking! The red dupatta (scarf) gives this look an extra dimension. The hair jewel is a bridal must have. A stunning piece of jewellery by Kavita Gogna.
Other highlights of Premia India Runway Week Season 2 were an appearance by actress Mugdha Godse and designs by Varija Bajaj and Rajdeep Ranawat.
From left to right: Manish Gupta with Akassh K Aggarwal, Niket and Jainee, Actress Mugdha Godse for Shree Raj Mahal Jewelers, Shree Raj Mahal Presents Shruti Sancheti
Charas by Ankur & Sonia, Rosy Ahluwalia with Kavita Gogna, Amanpreet Wahi for Rosy Ahluwalia with Kavita Gogna
Premia India Runway Week was organized by the IFFD: iffd.co.in