The energy surrounding the coming WIFW A/W – 2012 is almost tangible as designers are racing towards giving finishing touches to their collections and choreographers, make-up artists, models, buyers and everyone at FDCI gear up for kicking off the 5 day event from Wednesday, February 15th-19th, 2012 at Hall no. 18 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
The 19th edition of WIFW will bring you 138 designers showcasing their very best at Asia’s biggest fashion event, with 60 designers who will have runway-shows as well. Each season, the list gets bigger and better showing how far the Indian Fashion Industry has come.
A quick look at all the participating designers this season:
Solo Shows: Abraham & Thakore, Anand Kabra, Anju Modi, Gaurav Gupta, Kavita Bhartia, Kotwara by Meera Ali, Manish Malhotra, Mynah’s Reynu Tandon, Pankaj & Nidhi, Rahul Mishra, Rocky S, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani & S & N Drape by Shantanu & Nikhil
Shantanu & Nikhil, a label synonymous with luxury and known for elegance and sophistication will take centre stage as the curtains go up for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autum-Winter 2012. Opening the show on Day 1, the designer duo will showcase their impressive bridge line (S&N Drape) for the coming season.
2 Designer Shows: Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta, Anaikka by Kanika Saluja Chaudhary, Anand Bhushan, Anupamaa by Anupama Dayal, Abdul Halder, Charu Parashar, Dev r Nil, James Ferreira, Kallol Datta 1955, Monapali by Mona Lamba and Pali Sachdeva, my village’ by Rimzim Dadu, Nachiket Barve, Péro by Aneeth Arora, Preeti Chandra, Priyadarshini Rao, Raakesh Agarvwal, Raj Shroff, Rehane, Rishta by Arjun, Sanskar by Sonam Dubal, Soltee by Sulakshana, Tanvi Kedia, Vineet Bahl & Virtues by Viral, Ashish & Vikrant
3 Designer Shows: Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma, Chandrani Siingh Fllora, Dhruv & Pallavi, Dolly J, Dozakh by Kartikeya & Isha, Jenjum Gadi, Nikhita, Nimirta, Pallavi Jaipur, Rajdeep Ranawat, Ritesh Kumar & Vijay Balhara
Hi -5 Shows: Myoho by Kiran & Meghna, Mrinalini, Niharika, Nupur Kanoi, Ritu Pande, Schön by Sakshee Pradhan, Tahera Peeran, The Next Episode by Shantanu Singh, Vaishali.S & Verb by Pallavi Singhee
The following Designers will only be having stalls at the venue:
11:11 by CellDsgn, 5X by Ajit Kumar, Smallshop Jason Anshu, Aafreen by Rakesh & Vandana, Abhijeet Khanna, Aditya Dugar, Alpana & Neeraj, AM:PM by Ankur & Priyanka Modi, ANKY by Ankita & Anjana Bhargav, Chhaya Mehrotra, Cloud by Ruchi Mehta, Divyam Mehta, Ekru by Ekta & Ruchira, Elisha W, Gauri & Nainika, Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini, Bian by Gurpreet Pia Fleming, Hemant & Nandita, Indian by Manish Arora, Jatin Varma, Jaya Rathore, JJ Valaya, Joy Mitra, Komal Sood, Krishna Mehta, Madhu Jain, Malini Ramani, Manish Gupta, Manoviraj Khosla, Nakul Sen, Nalandda Bhandari, Namrata Joshipura, Neeru Kumar, Neeta Bhargava, Nikasha, Niket & Jainee, Niki Mahajan, Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan, Payal Jain, Payal Pratap, Payal Singhal, Prashantt, Preeti Jhawar, Preeti S Kapoor, Priyanka Kakkar, Pujaarya, Rahul Reddy, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Ranna Gill, Rina Dhaka, Rinku Sobti, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Rohit Mittal, Roma Narsinghani, Saaj by Ankita, Samant Chauhan, Samor by Pragya & Megha Samor, Sanchita, Shrea by Shreya Shrama, Shyam Narayan Prasad, Sonali Mansingka, Sonia Jetleey, Sonia Sarin, Taika by Poonam Bhagat, Varija Bajaj, Varun Bahl, Wendell Rodricks & Zubair Kirmani
Accessory Designers: 5 Elements by Radhika Gupta, Art Apparel & Accessories by Shelina & Camelia, Fluke Design by Rashmi Dogra, Janavi by Jyotika Jhalani, Malaga by Malini Agarwalla, Meera Mahadevia, Nitin Vijay, Pallavi Foley Boutique Jewels, Pinky Saraf & Shalini Arts
Announcing the names of participating designers, Mr. Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI, said, “This year we have a list of outstanding designers with representation across geographies who will display their creative excellence on the runway. With combined elements of innovation, creativity and tradition of the WIFW, these designers will give a fresh perspective to the Autumn-Winter collection. With so many talented designers in India’s fashion industry; we are hopeful that this edition will also break all records like the past season. I wish all of them, the very best as they gear up to participate at the WIFW Autumn-Winter 2012.”
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