Message of cosmopolitanism and unity at the ADFW ’16

Message of cosmopolitanism and unity at the ADFW ’16

By PREETI SINGH | | 26 November, 2016
Fashion transcends cultural and national boundaries. This was made evident at the recent Asian Designer Fashion Week 2016, where designers from across Asia displayed their work on a common platform. Here are some of the major highlights of the show, compiled by Preeti Singh.

Hardika Gulati, India

Indian Designer Hardika Gulati’s collection takes inspiration from the royalty and grandeur of the Indian heritage and palaces. Her latest collection unveils a multitude of emotions right from the dreams to the ground reality, passion and struggle of the people who are even remotely connected with the famous Lake Palace, Jai Villas, Laxmi Villas, and Umaid Bhawan. Inspired by India’s rich heritage, the collection showcased a unique blend of Indian aesthetics with contemporary sensibilities. 

Amilani Perera, Sri Lanka

The Srilankan designer Amilani Perera sees elusive links between fashion, culture, and history in her ready-to-wear self-titled exotic and luxury fashion brand “AMILANI PERERA.” Her new apparels are ready-to-wear collection which is simple and elegant. She also has her own collection of designer bridals, creating unique, conceptual yet wearable high-end design pieces which are detailed in the luxurious and sophisticated sense of style. She believes in creative, uique and innovative designs for her global clients.  

Dhrubo Ataullah & Nayeem Nazmul, Bangladesh

The duo designers from Bangladesh, Dhrubo Ataullah & Nayeem Nazmul have based their collection on neutral colours, like White/Black/Grey/Brown  to give a beautiful colour composition this time. The collection has been created with very trendy and simple silhouette for woman’s fashion. The fibre used is mostly cotton, wool, and polyester, and blended cotton with special finishing. The collection presented chic, contemporary and modern designs to suit  day-to-day stylish living. 

Ivonne Magdalena, Indonesia

Designer Ivonne Magdalena from Indonesia used playful, modern and elegant colours to add to her simple, feminine silhouettes this time. These are the signature style represented by her collections. The use of digital printing techniques on the textile resulted in making the garment unique from her other collections in the past. VONE, her signature label has been worn by international celebrities like Kelly Osbourne, Anggun, Janel Parrish and many more.  

SOPHIELLE by Kanwal, Singapore

The designer from Singapore, Kanwal’s philosophy is to allow each female to create their own identity. Her label SOPHIELLE by Kanwal has semi-couture garments by fusing handcrafted elements with an exciting splash of colours. She incorporated elaborate details with contemporary designs, a unique combination that is desired by women globally. She gets her inspirations from art, architecture, nature and its colours which are reflected in her designs.

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