The much-awaited Season 12 of IFFD’s India Runway Week- Season 12 started with an ode to handlooms and showstoppers like veteran actress Neelima Azeem and Vaani Kapoor graced the ramp.
Day 1 of India Runway Week, Season 12 kickstarted with the Jaivik Naari’s handmade collection. Paying tribute to Gandhi Ji and October month the collection was all about to make in India. The collection was “Gulbadan” which means delicate, graceful but yet fierce as Babur’s daughter Gulbadan Some women achievers like Dr. Chinna Dua, Mamta Gupta, Pooja walked in tussar and linen sarees. Whereas, the veteran actress Neelima Azeem performed the opening act in classical dance.
Followed by the Newgen designers like Rasleen Kohli, Priyanka Choudhary, Vinay Saurabh, and Aastha Kaushik. Many upcoming designers like Devi Muthukumar, Mona Vora and Tanushavy, Mona Vora were showcased. Nikhita Tandon which was all about evening gowns with modern cuts and floral headbands, the collection was accessorized by Ted Baker Watches and actress Vaani Kapoor walked the ramp as a showstopper.
Day 2 was about celebrating LGBTQIA by accessory designer Akassh K Aggarwal followed by Bollywood Diva Esha Gupta gracing the ramp for Aayana by Simi. India Runway Week dedicated its Day 3 of Season 12 to breast cancer awareness in collaboration with Avon. The entire event turned into pink with select city walk turning its lights into pink and India Runway Week into pink.
The Grand Finale of India Runway Week- Season 12 was by designer Nida Mahmood. The collection was a delicate mix of handlooms, khadi and mercerized cotton with subtle polka dots and stripes, heady textures and a dash of embroidery teamed with delicate laces. The collection is 100% swadeshi and epitomizes the feisty quintessential Indian Girl who is powerful and bold.