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India's top designers weave their magic

Last updated on: February 16, 2016 17:35 IST
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The fashion show showcased the rich, cultural heritage of Banaras.  

Top 12 Indian fashion designers showcased their creations at the Weaves of Banaras Show for Make in India Week.

The show was an ode to the skilled weavers of Banaras.

Indian designers including JJ Valaya, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Namrata Joshipura, Abraham & Thakore, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna and Anita Dogre -- among others -- presented their collections.

Here are some of the best looks from the show -- the spotlight was on the Banarasi weaves. 

Make in India Fashion show

It's off-white and gold for Rohit Bal.

The designer presented his own interpretation of Banarasi weaves through these resplendent outfits. 

Make in India Fashion show

Recycling fashion got a whole new meaning as Delhi-based designers Abraham & Thakore worked their magic with these brocade skirts made of jute.  

Make in India Fashion show

Rajesh Pratap Singh gave a modern twist to the Banarasi theme with jackets and skirts paired with sunglasses. 

Make in India Fashion show

Here's a model dressed in an ensemble by fashion designer Namrata Joshipura.  

Make in India Fashion show

Anju Modi's bridal outfits featured modest lehengas in white, black and red. 

Make in India Fashion show

Sabyasachi Mukherjee revived old-world romance with these black-and-white bridal outfits.

Make in India Fashion show

Mukherjee chose to stick to his trademark colour, black across his creations. 

Make in India Fashion show

Sony Kaur, here, showcases a creation by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. 

Make in India Fashion show

 A model dressed in a red Banarasi silk bridal outfit.  

Make in India Fashion show

Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna's collection added a contemporary twist to the Banarasi fabric. 

Make in India Fashion show

 Presenting a contemporary twist to the good old sari worn over a golden jacket. 

Make in India Fashion show

The designers take a bow with the models as the event comes to a close. 

Make in India Fashion show

The top 12 Indian designers enjoy their moment in the limelight. 

Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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