If you’re a fashion enthusiast, you would know that the most extravagant show in Indian fashion is about to begin. From July 22 to July 28, we will see some of the biggest names in the Indian fashion industry showcase their couture collections at India Couture Week 2019. Organised by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), India Couture Week is known as a platform to re-define runway styles and couture techniques. But before it all begins, there are a few things you need to know to prepare for this grand show.
Off-site shows by Amit Aggarwal, Suneet Varma and Tarun Tahiliani
India Couture Week 2019 will begin with off-site shows by two renowned couturiers – Suneet Varma and Amit Aggarwal. While the two will open the week with shows on July 22 and 23, the closing act will be all about Tarun Tahiliani.
Talking about the unique presentation, FDCI President Sunil Sethi said, “The three designers will offer a new perspective to design through their rich offerings which display the mindset of new-age occasion dressing. We hope to cross new milestones by enabling futuristic thinking as influential storytellers curate culturally significant ensembles.”
According to Amit Aggarwal, his collection for India Couture Week this year will reflect what the modern bride can look forward to for the wedding season. Here’s a sneak peek at the ace designer’s collection for ICW 2019.
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Talking about his plans for the show, Suneet Varma says, “My showcase will set a sensual and dreamy tone. We’re showcasing 55 garments, which have been styled with a lyrical sensuality that leaves nothing to chance.”
Re-defining luxury at India Couture Week 2019
This year, India Couture Week is all about adding functionality to decadence. “Ten designers will create new spectrums for design, making each showcasing a valued experience,” Sethi says. “Each of these has a signature which will be elevated with skilled artisans. We hope to make ICW 2019 a vehicle for communicating avant- garde with an Indian touch.”
We’re excited about these collections, aren’t you? Well, don’t jump off your seats just yet. Because the rest of the line-up for ICW this year is just as spectacular. Pankaj and Nidhi will be giving their signature elements of surface ornamentation, embroidery and traditional appliqué a fresh new spin for their first ever stint at ICW. Rahul Mishra will be combining his childhood with his recent travels to Monaco to showcase a delightful fusion. The diversity in fashion for the entire week will be off the charts. From Monaco, we’ll be heading to Jaipur with Falguni and Shane Peacock and to a contemporary collection by Gaurav Gupta.
Here’s the schedule for the entire week:
July 22, 9.30pm: Amit Aggarwal
July 23, 9.30pm: DLF Emporio & Mehta & Sons present Suneet Varma
July 24, 8pm: Pankaj & Nidhi (Jewellery by House of Aynat)
July 24, 9.30pm: Visit MONACO present Rahul Mishra
July 25, 8pm: Sulakshana Monga
July 25, 9.30pm: Shyamal & Bhumika
July 26, 8pm: Archana Aggarwal Timeless Jewellery presents Reynu Taandon
July 26, 9.30pm: Falguni Shane Peacock
July 27, 8pm: Gaurav Gupta (Occasions Fine Jewellery)
July 28, 8pm: Swarovski presents Tarun Tahiliani
We’re stoked to see the couture trends that emerge from this week. Who are you looking forward to the most?