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DAY 2 of IRW was about celebrating LGBTQIA’s struggle of acceptance

by Team Expresso

Picture courtesy: Mohit Behl

Day 2 kicked off with the first-ever Ethical Design Challenge where one winner was selected out of 8 young designers from all over India who won the financial support for next season as well as bagged a sponsored show by IFFD. Sahiba Aggarwal won the Ethical Design Challenge 2019.

Picture courtesy: Mohit Behl

Then accessory designer Akassh K Aggarwal showcased a strong accessory line themed “Silent Stories ” is a collection of designers expression of LGBTQIA+ Community Existence and the struggle of acceptance. The collection was Vibrant that Resonates with the Symbolism of Old Tribal Art of PEROI and terracotta, banarsi meena work, wood karigari from Kashmir mixed techniques in filigree motif, stamped light weight metal sheet work, embossed 3D and Metallics Gold & amp; Silver with ORGANIC Gemstones like CORAL PEARLS TURQUOISE LAPIZ LAZZULI ….Assortment of Multiple Accessories Options, gives the collection a versatility to be worn on ethnic as well with IndoWestern, The time is about to be Jeweled Bold & amp; Beautiful.

The evening started with Aayana by Siimi’s festive wear, finely crafted pieces with lucknowi work, thread work and Indian craftsmanship were seen. The collection which was pre-bridal, bridal wear collection was presented. Bollywood Diva Esha Gupta closed the show for designer Siimi.

Young Budding Designers lined up late in the evening at 7 pm where Lumegee by priya ghosh’s collection themed “ Morning Bliss” was all about Morning time refers to calmness, quiet and the serene environment.

White colour represents purity and calmness. Designer VIJAYA KRISHNA showcased minimalistic collection which was an amalgamation of classy and elegant designs. Delhi based designer Purnima Gulati showcased her collection called ‘The Blue Eye’, the collection was a blend of interesting silhouettes and amazing styles with a distinct look and precision as they portrayed ultra minimalism with maximum comfort. Bucolic by Rituvan Gupta showcased an Ecstasy of emotions stitched in mortal garments.  From Couture to Pret. creating clothing which is effortless with fresh combinations inspired by fine and detailed Indian craftsmanship.

EKAM BY MANISH GUPTA showcased at the day finale. His collection themed “Grazia Di Essere Autore” –Grace of being self. Beyond the world of memories and dreams, the collection is influenced by a lot of bright and happy colours overpowering the grey mood of the past just like the emotions that the women at EKAM as experiencing. The styles are structured as the goals that are to be achieved with fluidity in silhouettes expressing freedom and comfort at heart.

The second designer of the day finale was Poonam Dubey’s, her collection themed “jharokha” the collection has been inspired by ancient Indian architecture and elements of jharokha (window) has been used widely in the collection. The window has been depicted with the technique such as cut and patchwork along with mirror hand embroidery to create a carved look of the jharokh as the designer is keen to promote Indian textiles she has used khadi at a wide scale and organza too.

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