Four debutant designers with different aspirations at DFW

March 9th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) From women empowerment to optical illusion, from cross-cultural sensibilities to the dark past of Indian culture - four debutant designers will showcase these themes at the upcoming Delhi Fashion Week (DFW) scheduled from March 19-24.
Debutant designers Surbhi Chawla, Abhi and Rahul of Studio 11, Kartikeya and Isha of label Dozakh, and Sandeep and Gaurav showcased their autumn-winter 2009 collection here Monday.

Talking about his designs, Rahul told IANS: “Our collection is a tribute to today’s women. We are talking about their journey starting from the war period to the glamorous divas of today. The collection will also talk about women empowerment and power dressing.”

Chawla launched her label Surbhi Chawla in 2008 and before that she was working under designer Ashish Soni. Her designs cater to the contemporary international pret market.

Chawla is showcasing how optical illusion can be used in clothes.

“I have researched a lot on this subject and this time I am using just three colours -red, black and white to showcase optical illusion. My collection has gowns, dresses and chic shirts that cater to today’s women. Women of all age group can wear my clothes,” Chawla explained.

Designers Kartikeya and Isha of label Dozakh will be showing the dark past of Indian history.

“Our collection is a bit dark, a bit romantic and a bit mystical as well. Through our collection we are portraying the darker side of our history. The wars, the invasions and the grief associated with it,” Kartikeya said.

“We have tried to typify foreign philosophies, the new age influences that swept the nation during the troubling invasion time. Through our colour story and intricate use of embroidery, we have portrayed those troubled times,” he added.

Designer duo Sandeep and Gaurav are talking about cross-cultural sensibilities through their collection.

“Our collection is very futuristic and trendy. We are talking about technology, crossover fashion and are putting together different sensibilities. We have also used a lot of graphic imagery in our designs,” Gaurav said.

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