Owing to my hunger for good thing in life I found myself, in spite of a very short notice, at the a preview of the Vancouver collection by fashion designer Akshay Wadhwa’s at his flagship store, located at the fashion hub of the city –Shahpur Jat,Delhi .
This young talented designer is one of the Only 3 Indian Designer who will be showcasing his new fall and winter collection at the prestigious upcoming Vancouver Fashion week twenty sixteen.
The theme of the collection is “Female Warrior”, where designer is narrating the stories of the much revered Indian warriors.
This NIFT alumni has pushed the envelop when it comes to creative expression. The designs are truly eclectic, with a earthy colour palate, inspired by the stories of those influential warriors- with ingenious silhouettes and intricate detailing- strong designs influenced by the heritage and craftsmanship of the Mughals, Rajputs and the Chola empires. The designer has invented a contemporary language, creating clothes that tell stories, for women who prize authenticity and seek sparkling originality. Symbolic and cultural objects from all over India.
This is a collection which took Akshay on an inspirational journey across India to Udaipur, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune where he studied the rich culture of the medieval ages. And to ensure the quality, fabrics like silks, georgettes, nets and satins have been sourced from various parts of India. Dazzling rocks and pearls have been exhumed in the finest fabrics to make a striking difference and depicting the emotions, work and spirit of women warriors.
Women emancipation has been at the core of the Akshay Wadhwa label. .”Women have been the cornerstone of our rich cultural heritage. Deconstructing the style and power of these female warriors was a journey in itself” Akshay explains.
The exquisite embroidery, done by most trained weavers and craftsman painstakingly for hours, good value cutting edge design Intertwining the contemporary designs with modern aesthetics, the collection is innovative and wearable-is a must watch out for fashion enthusiasts