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Hottest textile looks straight from the India Runway Week Season 8

The love for handlooms and make in India made its mark yet again at India Runway Week Season 8. India Runway Week has been promoting textiles and make in India since past four seasons. Having Bibi Russell opening last season and Daniel Siyem Promoting North eastern textiles.  Agnimitra Paul doing the finale of season 6 and Shravan kumar being the finale designer of initial season. The magic continued this season as well where IFFD’s India Runway Week dedicated day 2 to Indian Textiles and also had a special show for organizations promoting weavers of India which was curated by IFFD. Shravan collaborated with Khadi Gram Udyog giving us major style goals with his amazing collection.

Some hottest textile looks straight from the India Runway Week season 8 are:

Getures by Kriti– Handcrafted by Artisans and weavers their products symbolize the coming together of many gestures from Delhi, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Odhisa.

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SoChe– Bringing work of women around the border areas of Barmer to Delhi ramp, this collection showcased Kalavast hand embroidery in different forms of fabric that is hand woven and naturally dyed.

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Rangsutra– Called the Be the change collection, this was inspired by Bahaus art movement which was aimed at bridging the gap between art and industry.

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Banka Silk– Displaying work of weavers from Banka, this collection has motifs which show the beauty of Mughal monuments. The clothes have been made for the women of today who balances modernity with traditions.

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Sejal Jain– ‘Defining Lines’ is a fusion of the traditional and the modern by taking inspiration from conventional techniques i.e. Dabu Print, tie-dye and hand embroidery and combining it with the modern silhouettes to give it a modern approach and to create a new age look.

Purnima Gulati– ‘The White Scream’ collection, Purnima Gulati a zesty designer carries a subtle sense of dressing to devote to the society by expressing her affection for handloom via her label “Thhreads”.

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Swarnima Shreya– ‘Misery to Miracle’ based on the life of the weavers of Jharkhand who make tussar silk and muga silk which have been primarily used in the collection. The misery of their lives and the beauty of the ultimate result, the rugged look of the fabric and rustic life of the weavers; spun into the drapes of the silhouettes and flow of the garments.

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Shravan Kummar– A sheer love for the traditional textiles and passion for working with craft clusters helped me to witness a rare, dying and endangered craft of making a “pachedi” which is a canopy for the mother goddess is totally sustainable, eco-friendly and hand painted with vegetable dyes which is offered to the goddess to fulfill its purpose.

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Soutache by Designer Gourika Sharma– The colours used are  cool blues, shades of sand, pristine whites and the pale florals of a spring garden. The fabrics are fine linen, linen blends, silk and textured cotton – specially crafted for this collection. The blue outfits are highlighted with pintucks, hand worked ladders and tie dye patterns inspired by Shibori.

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Muskaan Aggarwal– The intricate carvings from the doors of the Awadhi architecture coming alive on silk in the form of detailed embroidery crafted by skilled artisans on the most celebrated garments worn by the contemporary Indian women eminent usage of zardozi work along with gota patti and pita work is done on the garments to make them stand out. Her collection received appreciation as it paid tribute to Indian heritage.

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Mehreen Pirzadaa Spotted Wearing Pink City by Sarika

Mehreen Pirzadaa in Pink City

Mehreen Pirzadaa spotted wearing the “Silk top and dhoti teamed with Mothra tie-up dupatta” by Pink City by Sarika.

This exquisite festive ensemble is all about detailed Gota embroidery on saturated tones.It is funky,very easy to wear and can be your go to outfit for any festive occasion.

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra wearing Devnaagri

Designer: Devnaagri

Outfit info: Aqua gota embroidered peplum kurta & sharara

Event: Youtube Channel video shoot

Styled by: Sanjana Batra

Check Out Taapsee Pannu wearing Sameer Madan

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Kiehl’s 14th store in Select CityWalk

The brand motive of Kiehl’s vision is the ‘try before you buy’ initiative. Allowing their patrons to try products before they purchase, this 92-year old initiative has won hearts and has led to loyal clientele over the years.

Kiehl’s journey from humble beginnings in 1851 as an old apothecary in New York’s East Village neighbourhood to 250 stores around the world including 13 flagship stores in India is one which deserves attention and applause.

Jim Sarbh at Kiehl's Select Citywalk

The event was honoured by Kiehl’s advocate and Bollywood actor Jim Sarbh. He was present at this celebratory occasion and talked with the media about his journey with Kiehl’s India and his favourites from the brand.

Kiehl’s old-world, customer-centric heritage has been at the heart of every product and service debut over the company’s 169-year history – from ingredient research and formula safety testing to localized store decors.

One goal is always front of mind: to serve patrons in an attentive, educational environment that offers the company’s tried-and-true skincare products enjoyed by customers the world over.

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‘Utpala’ Summer Collection by Mrunalini Rao’s

‘Utpala’ is a summer collection inspired by the serene lotus. The beauty of this ethereal flower is reinterpreted by the designer into an abstract work of art. The Utpala Collection flaunts a colour palette that is directly derived from the real essence of the flower and its surroundings

Each piece in the collection is crafted with a reverence for traditional artistry and showcases elements such as hand zardozi embroidery, thread embellishments and appliqué. The collection also features hand-painted prints in captivating colours of purple, pink, yellow and green. Bringing sheen and richness to the collection are silks, organzas, chiffons and tulle in flamboyant flares and layers

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