Congress leader and Member of Parliament Jyotiraditya Scindia walked on the ramp in Delhi to kick start the Amazon Indian Fashion Week (AIFW). The event dedicated to Chanderi fabric and its weavers also featured a documentry "Road to Chanderi" featuring India's 16 leading designers coming together to show their interpretation of the traditional fabric.
The Ex-UPA minister also lent his voice to the documentry.It has been shot by designer Samant Chauhan.
Scindia represents Guna constituency in Madhya Pradesh, which is also the birthplace of the traditional fabric. He walked the ramp towards the end of the show.
"Thank you everyone for joining me on the fabulous journey to a town that is close to my heart and to witness the magic of the weavers who are the heartbeat of a little place nestled in the heart of India called Chanderi," the 45-year-old leader said.
"This is just the beginning. I hope in the future Chanderi, the fabric, and Chanderi, the place, find her placeamong world's heritage sites," he added.
While Anita Dongre played with hues of cream and pale goldon skirts, shrugs and dresses, contemporarising Chanderi, Ragini Ahuja showcased chanderi jackets, crop tops and simple wearable trousers. Aneeth Arora showed old cut shoulder light flowy tunics,in shades of white.
The collections shown by the designers exuded simplicity in classy and wearable colours like cream, pale yellow, grey,dull silver, peach and green.
Other designers who showcased their collections were Samant, Gaurav Jai Gupta, Karishma Shahani Khan, Payal Pratap,Rina Dhaka, Ruchira Sachdeva, Shruti Sancheti, Atsu Sekhoseand Yogesh Chaudhary.
The first two days of the event for the ongoing edition are dedicated to the power of Indian handlooms and textiles. AIFW is being held at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla in Delhi.