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It's fashion week time! Here's what to expect on the AIFW runway

Click on the gallery to check out all the drama that will take place on the runway

Arpita Kala 14 March 2017, 7:31 PM

Designer Amit Aggarwal will be showcasing a sustainable couture line for the Grand Finale that includes outfits made with refurbished fabric from patola sarees.

Footwear pro Aparajita Toor will be helping the models strut their Amit Aggarwal designs in customised heels. As is his wont, the shoes make a statement in the designer's shows.

Designer Anju Modi has taken inspo from the night sky for her collection, Neelambar. Each ensemble will be paired with bespoke leather juttis by Needledust.

Feminine and a feminist, designers Hemant and Nandita's designs are all set to be a homage to the strength of a woman.

We are very intrigued with designer Nikasha Tawdey's muse for the collection, Lily, who's described as 'a free spirited girl and who lives in a world of blossoms and beauty where time and love have no boundaries.'

Queen of Kitsch aka designer Nida Mahmood is all set to bring her junglee billee charm to the Satya Paul clique. We can't wait!

Muga silk and memories, designer Samant Chauhan is all set to touch his roots with his collection.

Designer Pawan Sachdeva is all about art and fusion with his autumn/winter collection titled, Treg.

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.

Samant Chauhan
A railway scene from designer Samant Chauhan's memory-museum.

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.

Sidharth Tytler
Designer Siddartha Tytler is showcasing his signature glam.

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.

Designer Nikasha Tawdey's muse brings in autumnal floral on the runway.


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