With a jute-rope covered spindle in the centre and a circular ramp on which beautiful male and female models ramp-walked, the set up of the Symphony Of Weaves was as grand as PM Narendra Modi’s vision, which is, “From Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Factory, Factory to Fashion, Fashion to Foreign Exports”.
Symphony Of Weaves was a fashion show that was organised and produced by IMG Reliance Industries Ltd on the very first day of Textiles India 2017 in the textile capital of India — Gujarat. It was one-of-a-kind fashion show as it honoured the story of Indian Textiles while rolling out unique creations of art & design. Textiles India 2017 is tagged as the international B2B textiles in India, held between 30th June and 2nd July.
Attended by Union Minister of Textile Smt. Smriti Irani, Shri Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles and Industry Commissioner of Gujarat Smt. Mamta Verma, the Fashion Show gained greater legitimacy. The Symphony of Weaves also hosted some eminent fashion figures, such as, like Anita Dongre, Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Tarun Tahiliani and many others. The Show revealed the Indian Textiles’ desire to grow and develop to become an international power to reckon with.
Anyone who attended the show could easily interpret the inspiration of it, which was the Sargam key musical notes through which the textile spectrum, constituting of Cottons, Silks, Wool, Embroidery, Hand-Dyed and Hand printed, Modern/Industrial and Futuristic Sustainable textiles of India were show cased. The show focussed it’s attention on the designs of 31 established & emerging designers. The Cotton evolution was presented by Anavila Misra, mastercraftsmen Chaman Siju from Kutch and Richana Khumanthem from Manipur as well as Wendell Rodricks for Goa Kunbi Cotton Handlooms. Indian silk’s legacy was put up by Sanjay Garg, Daniel Syiem aWool evolution was rolled out by Rajesh Pratap and Rahul Misra. The category of embroidery was represented by Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre, and the likes.
The Symphony Of Weaves was a landmark in the fashion and textile industry as it showed both — how much the Indian Textile Industry has grown in all these years and the distance it aims to cover so as to be globally known for it’s quality, authenticity and creativity.