The recently concluded India Runway Week turned out to be a perfect platform for budding talents in the fashion industry, finds suchayan mandal

The season seem to be buzzing with fashion. The F factor has matured itself enough and now fashion weeks are synonymous with glamour, glitz, celebrity and moolah. Adding an exception to this common trend is the recently concluded Premia India Runway Week, which served as a platform today for the designers of tomorrow.
At a quaint venue in Chhatarpur in South Delhi this weekend the grand opening day witnessed a huge  footfall. Founder and director of India Runway Week, Avinash Pathania, said, "We took the risk. There is a need to stand by the young designers when all shows mostly concentrate on established ones.We might incur losses now, but we’ll surely gain in the long run." The first edition of India Runway Week saw fresh faces accompanying the showstoppers with their magnificient creations.

Innovative and transformation
Rajdeep showcased very nice vibrant colours in his outfits whereas
 Raas by Akanksha and Dhruv Arora, in their debut show had a theme "Mutation”. The range showcases the change in fashion through decades of modernisation and liberation, a gradual shift from traditional to contemporary. Raas also introduced its exclusive Pant Saree concept on the Ramp, the first garment also showed a lehenga with a motif of Krishna with flute and to blend with the idea the choreography of music was chosen accordingly with the soundtrack “flute fantasy”, whereas the third designer Swati Modo-Footwear showcased high heel footwear with stylish look and attractive colours to go with all kinds of garments.
All that glitters
Diamond Constellation by Punam and Preeti Kharkia amazingly combined dazzle, glitter and glamour. Shibani Kashyap as the show stopper enthralled with  “Sajna aa bhi ja."
Curves that mattered
The Mini Shangle collection was classy, made in bold colours of gold, red, white and black, the collection was versatile enough to be worn any time, focused on sensuality and elegance. The Showstopper actress Himanshi Khurana of Sadda Haqq looked vivacious in a golden and red gown. Post show, Mini Shangle confirmed, "The balance between vulgarity and boldness needs to be maintained whereas the space between sensuality and boldness goes hand in hand."
Couture denim
Shivani Singh&’s collection of democrat jeans was very unique. It showcased some great designs of denims in vibrant colours to dead darks. Nauheed Cyrusi as the showstopper sauntered the ramp in a unique outfit.

Story of bed
For the very first time in India sleepwear collection was showcased on such a platform by Megha Taluja of Gingerlily. Comfort formed the buzzword for the evening. Polka dots and animal prints went well with floral print pyjamas to redefine sleep. Indrani Dasgupta the showstopper stole the limelight with her panache.
Regal Stag
The much awaited grand finale shows by Digvijay Singh and Amit Talwar with Sulish Verma for Vikas Chain and jewellery left the audience mesmerised as all the models walked with great attitude and grace. Talwar’s collection comprised men’s wear with reindeer emblem. Talwar convincingly explained, "Reindeer species of  North America know how to sustain and survive, which is very essential for the human race to understand. So eco consciousness was also an aspect of my collection."
Talking to model Preeti, who walked the ramp for various designers, proved the various needs that call for rectification for a longer run. Four years into the profession, she smiles convincingly and said, "The young designers have really done some awesome work. But they need to be more cautious, which experience will teach them soon. Some outfits mismatched the body size which looked awkward."