The 12th edition of the FDCI India Couture Week (ICW) kick-started with celebrity-favourite fashion designer Amit Aggarwal showcasing his latest collection "Lumen", inspired by human and plant anatomy. Kiara Advani turned show stopper for the designer. All pictures/Pallav Paliwal
The designer Amit Aggarwal, who is known for engineering innovative designs through his signature recycled polymer structures, on Monday presented a huge range, comprising of modern-yet-traditional silhouettes crafted on weightless gossamer tulle lace and organza.
To bio-mimic the details of the human and plant anatomy, Amit Aggarwal opted for his popular hand-done three-dimensional embroidery. Kiara Advani turned muse for the popular B-town designer. She completed her look with a green choker.
Talking about his couture collection Amit Aggarwal told PTI, "As a brand, we are in the continuous flow of creating. Every time inspiration comes to us, the process begins. It's like a philosophy that goes through our clothing."
In picture: Kiara Advani poses for the photographers at the fashion show in New Delhi.
"There are recurring themes that come back in our designs while keeping in mind the factor of being environmentally sustainable. That is something that has always been an integral part of my design sensibility," Amit Aggarwal added.
The womenswear collection featured traditional Indian silhouettes blended with western ideologies of couture. Sculpted Edwardian bustles were used to give an edge to the quintessential bridal lehenga, while the brand's signature sarees were reinvented with dramatically structured trails.
The ensembles were enhanced by sheer drapes and layers creating an illusion of colour through a play of light. For his one-year-old menswear range, Amit brought forth sharp tailoring in classic styles with a touch of layering.
In picture: Kiara Advani walked the ramp at a fashion show in New Delhi.
Ceremonial Indian silhouettes are revived with three-dimensional hand embroidery fabricated in modern industrial materials, as well as Jacquard, silk and handwoven geometric textiles.
Amit said his menswear range was for "the traditional Indian man that has evolved and started accepting newer and innovative forms of clothing." While the show was high on glitz, glamour and creativity, a minor sound glitch in the middle of the proceedings surprised the attendees. Things, however, were back to normal in a few minutes and led the guests to the surprise of the night - Bollywood actor Kiara Advani.
Kiara Advani, who is riding high on the success of her last release Kabir Singh, looked fierce yet graceful in a red ensemble by Amit. She completed her look with a stunning emerald neckpiece. The off-site show, which is one of the first of the two opening shows at ICW this year, was curated in a condominium complex in Mehrauli here and had who's who of the fashion industry in attendance. India Couture Week 2019 runs till July 28.
'Kabir Singh' is unstoppable at the box office, even after a month of its release. The film that also stars Kiara Advani, who plays a shy Preeti in the blockbuster, has expressed her gratitude in an emotional note, as the film completes one month in the theatres. The 'Good News' actor penned a long note thanking her co-star and the director of the movie, Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Shahid also praised her post and said, "This award-winning speech also deserves an award."
Post Kabir Singh, Kiara Advani has a string of movies lined up for release, Good News along with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Akshay Kumar and Diljit Dosanjh; Laxmmi Bomb with Akshay Kumar, Shershaah with Sidharth Malhotra and Indoo Ki Jawani.
In picture: Kiara Advani and designer Amit Aggarwal at the fashion event.
Kiara Advani looked breathtakingly beautiful in a red lehenga she opted to walk the ramp for Amit Aggarwal at FDCI India Couture Week (ICW) in New Delhi. See pictures
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