JD Annual Design Awards 2017
Harvesting Dreams by Daring edges
Dreams are something everyone sees and that’s what this collection is all about. Dreamy, glamorous and a story of wheat harvest which everyone knows is the inspiration of this collection. The ripening aroma of curing straw as a breeze creates a rustling sound among the yellowing stalks of wheat, makes us realize “The timeless Beauty of Harvest”. The designers have created a collection of detachable gowns using yellow gold of wheat and green of the earth. This evening wear collection is created using delicate fabrics like organza and silk with sheer embroideries and unconventional beadings. So hold your breath to be mesmerized by this astonishing designs. Presenting to you Harvesting Dreams by Daring Edges.
Designers: Jinal Gindra
Rigveda by Devwani
Sanskrit is a beautiful, powerful, resonating language, with a structure and richness not found within most modern languages. Sanskrit the language of Hindu Celestial Gods, Indo-Aryans and base of most languages is an extraordinarily complex language with a vast vocabulary. It has a major impact on Indian languages but is now unremembered and only used today in the reading of sacred texts and hymns. Our next men’s wear designers have taken inspiration from this ancient language and used the Sanskrit shlokas as impression on the garments. The ethnic wear collection consist of coffee dyeing in hues of brown with bandh galas and straight silhouette which will give you the true essence of Vedic enchants and dharma.
Let’s experience the divine beauty of Sanskrit, the language of all
Presenting to you Rigveda by Devwani
Designers: Vivek Gupta
Lost in translation by Manovruti
The desire for self-expressing afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world. Self-expression is a display of individuality whether it’s through words, clothing, hairstyle, or art forms such as tattoo. Tattooing as an art form is flourishing, and is viewed as a way to express individuality through personal choice. While some people carry very negative opinions of tattoos, the artistry has become very common in all cultures. But what is now a fashion statement first emerged as a means of branding. Taking inspiration from beauty of tribal tattoos the designers have created beach wear collection using tattoo motifs, giving the impression of the wearer actually being tattooed themselves. The collection is more expressive rather than creative because the motive of the designers is to tell a story – a story of oneself. Taking the spot light lost in translation by Manovruti
Designers: Vijaylaxmi Soni
The unwinding times by KnS
Television is an amazing window on the world. By extending the senses of vision and hearing beyond the limits of physical distance, television has had a considerable influence on society. Television counts among a handful of designs that most dramatically changed 20th century society. The journey of black and white cinema to color has been a fascinating one! Taking inspiration from the boxy retro contraptions of yesteryear the designers have created a collection that reveal the iconic structures of the box television with satellites from old days. Get ready to witness The unwinding times by KnS
Designers: Smriti Singh
La Broma by Diamantes
Mexican mariachi music is made to move you. It is direct, driving and designed to instill emotion. That’s exactly the mood of the next collection. The collection will make you move and join a party. Mexico’s fascinating indigenous cultures have a huge influence in this designers’ modern club wear collection, which is eclectic, bright, bold and beautiful with intricate embroidery detail. The designer’s inspiration came from Mexico – from the mariachi music accompanying the models down the catwalk, to beautifully embroidered sombrero and cow-boy boots. Prepare yourself to be dazzled by this eye-catchy visual feast packed outfits. Presenting to you La Broma by Diamantes
Designers: Twinkle Deshlehra
Bhoomi by Twisted Minds
Be it deep or shallow, red or black, sand or clay, the soil is the literal and metaphorical skin of the earth. It is the thin layer where rock and life intersect to form the basis of our existence. Whether we realize it or not, soils provide services that make life possible for humans from serving as medium in which we grow food to regulating our climate. Essentially, all life depends upon the soil. Soil has captured the imagination of designers of the next collection. Using soil to dye the fabrics the designers have created ethical and organic clothing line in the colors of land. The men’s wear collection is Indian and low maintenance with relaxed silhouettes. With this collection the designers promote a message that we are part of the earth and it is a part of us… what befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth. Presenting to you….Bhoomi by Twisted Minds
Designers: Aashi Savaliya
Premier Padmini by Black Hoppers
O dear Padmini, Mumbai’s iconic kaali peeli taxi named after legendary Indian queen, was synonymous with Mumbai for half a century will soon embark on their final journey. The new wave of private cabs have made historic kaali peelis seem outdated and clunky. The designers took the compact black and yellow cabs as their inspiration and turned it into high street fashion couture. The designs are youthful, fun and rejuvenating which elevates luminous energy. Jackets with prints of street signs yells “shop” instead of “stop”. The colors of taxi used at symbolic level with accessories and trims inspired by traffic signals, the collection represents the feel of Mumbai’s rich glory.
Taking the ramp Premier padmini spreading the vibe of Aamchi Mumbai… by Black Hoppers
Designers: Toshika Agrawal
The Old World by Royal Highess
Harem of Ottoman Empire’s elite – because of their secluded nature- are difficult subjects in art and history. It is often portrayed as illicit dungeons, where exotic women are stored for personal use. However the reality of Harem is very different. Bringing light to the reality of harem where women were educated in all areas and had high standards of living, the designers’ of the next collection have created cocktail outfits which is a royal looking joy. The collection is designed for women who choose to style themselves differently, with high heels and metallic dresses. There are brocade jackets with golden drapes, dresses and velvet capes. The collection is a sincere tribute to the women who has lived a life dedicated to duty and bringing people together. And it’s nice to know she’s had some fun along the way. Presenting to you The old world by Royal Highness
Designers: Sufiya Sayed
Talaash Pehchaan Ki by Incredibles
In the world, where everybody is talking about feminism and gender equality, there are still 50% women in India who are still uneducated and have to use their thumb impression when there is a need for them to sign. The designers of the next collection believe that instead of talking about the uneducated aspect, we should highlight the educated powerful Indian women who have marked their impression in all kind of professions which will inspire the other half to do the same. The collection is inspired by men’s shirt which says gender equality without using words. The designers have used thumb impression as prints on the garment which is a silent message “Empower girls through Education”. Taking the spotlight Talaash pehchaan ki by Incredibles
Designers: Manisha Sharma
Roof Riders by Selfie sisters
We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion, it’s like hunger and thirst – you need them both. Every man needs a roof over his head. Let’s ride back to the days where most of the rooftops were of clay. The designers of this men’s wear collection have taken inspiration from roof and made parka jackets for the young generation who are fashion rebels at heart. Architecture, and the social aspect which surround it, take center stage as points of reference with clean lines and geometric creation for the designers. The collection echo the lines, texture and volumes seen in roof, by carefully layering simple form to create a composite, elaborate look. The designer have used black, brown and grey color to represent roof. Presenting Roof Riders by Selfie sisters
Designers: Aarti Gupta
Esprit Libre by Beatnik
Peasant tops, flowy fabrics and flowing prints… oh my! The next chic, bohemian and one of kind collection of garments is designed for the strong, independent, bold women on the move who are not afraid to make statements and be noticed. The designer has taken inspiration from the Indian Banjaras and blended it with western world bohemian fashion. Using discarded old denims and sarees they have created a ready to wear free-flowing, breezy and eclectic fashionable looks. Gypsy style clothing, floral prints, poncho, patchwork and fringed jackets makes this collection unique and set your hippie heart a-blazing. The exotic use of Indian oxidized jewelry beautifully finishes the look with Indian touch to it.
Trust us, embrace the bohemian style of spell and let your gypsy soul shine. Presenting Esprit Libre by Beatnik
Designers: Kajal Kahar
Rotary Dial by Connectors
Amidst the world of whatsapp, there is a world of connecting through calls. Voices of beloved are soothing. The act of telephoning via old telephones is a lost gesture which has been completely forgotten. Paying tribute to vintage telephones and drawing from reminiscent of their childhood, the designers have curated cruise wear using bright bold colors, funky design and prints. The looks are fun, sophisticated and flattering that blends the retro style that is as unique as the designers. The collection will inspire you to pack your backs and take your own vacation, travel and take a stroll around the city with style. Stealing the limelight … Rotary dial by Connectors
Designers: Roshani Srivastava
Metanoia [meh-ta-noy-ah] by Healers
“What a strange power there is in clothing” Nobel Prize winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer once mused. It’s true, isn’t it? At heart we all have the capacity to heal ourselves and nurture others. Yet as individual expressions of the life force, we all have different parts and not all of us feel called to healing. The designers of the next collection have created a sustainable, ethical, intelligent, healing, more inclusive and meaningful clothing line. The inspiration is physical, spiritual and emotional healing using fabric made of aloe vera and accessories of healing crystals. Experience healing with these flowy garments in hues of green that sets these designers apart. Presenting to you Metanoia by healers
Designers: Jyoti Rajbhar
Caught in a knot by Aayat
Taking inspiration from rural India where electricity is derived from natural source like solar energy, the designers of this collection wants to spread awareness about solar energy and how one can use it in their daily life. This innovative collection id made using small solar paneling in different parts of the garment which can be used to produce sufficient electricity to charge mobile phones, batteries, etc., when the person is under the sun. The collection is earthy with shades of brown which will give the feel rural India. The designers have also used macramé inspired by the famous charpai used in India. Taking the spotlight caught in a knot by Aayat
Designers: Himani Mandot
Celebrating Saurashtra by The talkative tribe
Culturally and historically, India has always been a draw to people with its magnificence. Our ethnicity is like no other – its vibrancy, unique craftsmanship and techniques are inimitable and it seems only natural this beauty and skill. Taking inspiration from richness of Indian heritage craft embroidery of saurashtra the designers of the next collection have created a festive wear. It is a rich and unconventional looking collection of striking Indian ensembles with intricate embroidery and bright colors. Taking the ramp to steal all your hearts Celebrating Saurashtra by The Talkative tribe
Designers: Khushboo Soni
Fashion for Freedom by Chhaya Gandhi in association with Peta India
The designer for the next collection, believes exploiting wildlife & using animal skins (particularly of our national animal, the Tiger), is NOT fashion.
As they cannot speak for themselves… That is why we as humans, need to talk & expose their injustice by other fellow humans.
The Designer says that she will never use skins (or any animal product), to exploit them in the name of fashion. That is a promise she makes today & for always. The collection is a humble contribution to the conservation of the tiger species by Chhaya Gandhi
Because this beautiful cat, is fast moving towards extinction…
Extinction is forever.
Respect our Tigers.