The Amazon India Fashion Week kickstarts tomorrow and this edition seems to be big on sustainable fashion. While Day 1 begins with over 13 designers showcasing their take on handloom, Day 2 is all about delving into the past with Samant Chauhan's rail ride. Yep, Chauhan will present his designs in the endangered Muga silk fabric from Assam in the National Railway Museum. He says, "This collection is a story of Jamalpur in Bihar where I grew up in the Railway Colony. My father and grandfather were in the railways and Jamalpur has a rich history when it comes to trains." In fact, he also shared a memory of having said in an interview that if he ever became a fashion designer, he'd design uniforms for the railway staff.
Eco-friendly seems to be the key word but not without the usual high-voltage glam for this edition of the fashion week. For the Grand Finale, designer Amit Aggarwal is set to showcase sustainable couture for the first time ever and his collection will also include outfits made of refurbished fabric from pre-owned Patola sarees and Benaras brocades. Meanwhile, designer Siddartha Tytler is set to bring in oodles of glam in his trademark futuristic silhouettes and, this time, the models will be strutting the runway in masks created by costume designer and visual artist from Brooklyn, Diego Montoya, for Tytler's collection.
And, of course, how can you have no autumnal florals? Well, designer Nikasha Tawdey has found her muse in a Tim Burton-esque sketch of a girl, Lily, to bring in a gorgeous breezy collection. Click through the gallery for gorgeous sketches of all the drama that is set to begin tomorrow.