Two menswear shows at AIFW AW16

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) on Thursday announced a second menswear show at the Amazon India Fashion Week in addition to the one already scheduled in the national capital later this month.

FDCI president Sunil Sethi said that due to popular demand the menswear shows at the Amazon India Fashion Week, being held in association with Maybelline New York Autumn Winter 2016, will now be held on March 18 and 19.

Initially, a menswear show had been planned only for March 19.

“Menswear is steadily growing and seeing this rising trend we have introduced a second menswear show at AIFW AW16, on popular demand,” Sethi said.

“A man’s wardrobe is now an integral part of the design narrative. Our coveted designers are showcasing a modernistic collection, which is bound to make an impact on the contemporary fashion repertoire,” said the fashion czar in a statement.

The five-day fashion gala will begin from March 16 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.

Veteran designers Ashish N Soni, Abhishek Gupta, JJ Valaya, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Troy Costa and Varun Bahl, among others, will present their collections on March 18.

The colour theme of the show will be black, white, ivory, and beige. Each designer will showcase five ensembles.

This is the first time that menswear shows are being introduced at the fashion festival. As many as 24 new male models will be seen walking the ramp for the show.

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