Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018: JJ Valaya, Suneet Varma among designers to look out for

Parul Sharma

October 11, 2017 22:05:20 IST

The Spring/Summer 2018 edition of the Amazon India Fashion Week begins on 11 October and will take place in the NCIS Grounds in New Delhi. The Fashion Week will have a varied line-up of designers who are all set to showcase their upcoming collections.

JJ Valaya-Suneet Varma. Images from Twitter.

JJ Valaya-Suneet Varma. Images from Twitter.

Almost 100 designers will be presenting their creations at the much awaited event. Designers like Ashish N Soni, Pankaj & Nidhi, Rina Dhaka, Krishna Mehta and Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna will be seen showcasing their work and will also follow the 'See Now Buy Now' fashion format wherein their runway creations will be up for sale immediately on's newly launched The Designer Boutique on 15 October, the finale day of the Amazon India Fashion Week.

Abraham & Thakore, Anju Modi, Ashish N Soni, JJ Valaya and Payal Jain will be completing 25 years in the fashion industry, whereas Suneet Varma and Madhu Jain will be completing 30 years of being in the fashion line. Designers like Rina Dhaka and Rohit Gandhi amongst others will showcase their prêt-à-porter lines at the Amazon India Fashion Week's (AIFW) grand finale.

Here are some fashion designers to look out for this year

Rimzim Dadu

Rimzin Dadu's brand is completing its 10th year and this time round her creations will showcase advanced technology which will highlight the new age power that we can see in today's time. Dadu will use the help of a multi-media presentation and the designer's vision will come alive through clothing and textile installations.

JJ Valaya

Fashion veteran JJ Valaya's designer label turns 25, and in order to celebrate this milestone, the designer's work will focus on the leitmotifs that forms the essence of his label. His show will focus on the three pillars of his label— Jamavar or Indian paisleys, Gulistan (inspired by the nature around us) and Punjab which takes heavily from how the Maharajas of Kapurthala dressed in court. We can expect a grand show out of Valaya, as always.

Hemant and Nandita 

Hemant and Nandita will showcase a line heavily inspired by broderie anglaise. The delicate fabric will be paired with a variety of prints, and ruffles, mini dresses and pieces with heavy Edwardian details will be seen aplenty at the Fashion Week.

David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore

The designer duo David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore are also going to celebrate their 25th year in the fashion industry. Their designer label Abraham and Thakore will be showcasing an urbanised take on Indian dressing. Their label has always tried to make its fashion as 'believable' and relatable as possible. Their line-up is also expected to heavily explore block prints.

Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna

Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna will be putting up their creations in the 'See Now Buy Now' format. Their label Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna focuses heavily on modern silhouettes for the traveler and will bring an interesting touch to the runway.

Suneet Varma

Suneet Varma has been bestowed with the opportunity to be the final act in the grand finale of the Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018. Varma's designs will be inspired by the Garden of Eden. Sheer fabric will see heavy usage in Varma's collection, along with delicate embellishments, drapes and many unexpected details.


Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017 22:05 PM