16 designers to revive Banarasi weave at AIFW 2016 finale

The grand finale of the Amazon India Fashion Week Summer Spring 2016 will see the colours of Banaras.

Under the theme of ‘The Banaras Project – Crafts of India’, sixteen designers will present three ensembles inspired by the iconic city in tones of blue, yellow, green, red, cream and black and will tell their Banaras story using any one of these palettes.

“We are excited to revive the Banarasi weaves in line with the modern sensibilities of today’s consumer. The inspiration from the encouragement given by Shaina NC to take this forward with Amazon India’s consistent support has yielded us with the unique collections from our talented designers.

We are sure that our efforts in the grand celebration of Banarasi weaves will set new benchmarks for such concepts in the future,” said Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI.


Designer David Abraham expressed, “We are working on a concept on the “deconstructing” of Benares brocades. Our collection plays on texture, contrast and sets the smooth against rough, juxtaposing the precious material against the simplest fabric.”

Designers like Abhishek Gupta, Arjun Saluja, JJ Valaya, Gauri & Nainika, Malini Ramani among others will be showcasing at the grand finale of AIFW 2016.

The AIFW Summer Spring ’16 is scheduled from October 7 to October 11 and the Grand will be hosted on the 11th of October at NSIC Grounds in New Delhi.


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