The first day of Asian Designer Week/summer 2019 started out with Rosy
Ahluwalia who opened the show and presented her collections.
Next Gen Emerging talent showcased their collection on the ramp.
The last day of the two-day long Asian Designer Week had the amazing lineup of
Second and final day was mostly ruled the talented designers.
Celebrating spring summer, finale was done by veteran designer Rina Dhaka.
Bollywood celebrity ShibaniDandekar walked for Budding designer Kraft corridor
Celebrity from Manipur- Soma Laishram walked for Robert from North East.
New Delhi, April 29 th , 2019 – The Summer edition of Asian Designer week hosted the extremely
anticipated its eighth edition at Vivanta by Taj,Dwarka, New Delhi. Country’s most talked about
fashion event started with high spirit in the capital from April 27, 2019, and put up a
spectacular display of the hottest trends to watch out for by some of the renowned, established
and upcoming designers.The mega fashion event is presented by Asian Fashion Design Council
(AFDC), a not-for-profit organization that primarily works towards encouraging the designers of
today and tomorrow through its flagship association, Asian Designer Week.
Asian Designer Week, Day 1-
The names of the 1st day designers are Rosy Ahluwalia, AubhadipMitra, Sonia Gaba, Zarana by
Sana Khan, Celesline99 by Khushi Chauhan, Madiva by Divya, Sitara by
The show opened with the designs of veteran fashion designer Rosy Ahluwalia. Rosy Ahluwalia
show cased her collection of Bhandej and leheriya which was inspired by the culture of
Students from DIA, Jabalpur along with NextGen designers like MuskanSainik& Bhawna Verma,
Shreya Gupta, Radhika Karwa, VIDM from Bihar, PavaniMehra and NIIFD Mumbai have just
ruled and took away the heart of people with the amazing designs.
Designer Subhadip Mitra’s showcased his collection called Naksha.
Designer Sana Khan showcased her designs which are from Nawabi collection.
Designer Khushi Chauhan, owns the label Celesline99 walked with her Indowestern collection.
Coming from the small town, women empowerment was her motive.
The day ends with ultimate collection by New Gen designer Sitara by Chandani&Ruchika. The
duos showed the collection name “Klallam”. Klallam have traces of our roots and modern days,
the collection have been put together with embroideries and fabric from different part of India.
Asian Designer Week Day 2-
Day 2 was opened by young and aspiring designers at Main Show Area by International women
polytechnic’s student followed by the show of IIFT, North Delhi.
The show continued with the showing of aspiring designer’s collection. Designers Ahantva by
Monica, KhushbooGulati, YaminiMehra, Rig Zig, Rahul Toppo, AbhishekPoddar,
VaishnaviShekhar, ShristiChetani and Khushbu Mittal.
Manpreet, who was lastly seen in MTV Love School, was seen walking on the ramp for DV by
DishaVadgama who is an Ahmedabad based designer.
Talented designer from north east Robert Naorem ruled the ramp, his collection was more of
about handlooms textiles of North Eastern state Manipur blended with power loom textiles.
Celebrity Soma Laishram who walked as a show stopper for him.
Actress ShibaniDandekar walked on the ramp for Budding designer Kraft corridor. Actress
walked wearing one of the wedding collection which is inspired by centuries old traditional
hand embroidery styles of Lucknow.
The pre finale show was two designer show where first show designer was She- La by Maninder
Gulati his collection was basically about “BRINGING BACK THE OLD INTO NEW”. His latest
collection was basically inspired from the Mughal era I.e, “Umrao”. Their collection depicted
how old silhouettes can convert into modern cuts and style.
The veteran designer Rina Dhaka showcased her collection called Dark bewitching blooms. The
designs are of Big sleeves, romance, shoulders, knife pleats and a slouch. One can wear them
with trousers; wear them with a fluffy coat.
Vivek Rawat, the creative director of Asian Designer week said, “The last season was our huge
success, with our eighth edition we are hoping to have bigger and better response as we always
try to exceed the benchmark set by our previous shows. Our objective is to formulate a
platform for the budding designers across Asia who is immensely talent, and has the potential
to take their fashion labels to global markets.”