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India shines at New York Fashion Week

September 12, 2016 15:30 IST
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Take a look at the Indian influence on the NYFW runway.

It started with acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi walking the New York Fashion Week Spring 2016 ramp.

She was joined by Sunny Leone, who became the first Bollywood celeb to strode the NYFW runway.

Close on Sunny's heels was Maharashtra Chief Minister's wife Amruta Fadnavis who walked at NYFW in handloom.

Then there were fashion brands like Banana Republic, who looked up to India for inspiration for its collection -- the focus was on craftsmanship and detail.

The result: pyjama-inspired paisley printed separates, laser-cut detailing and tunics worn over pants.

Take a look at the Indian influence on the NYFW runway.

1. Nose rings

NYFW 2016

IMAGE: A model wears a large nose ring while presenting a creation from the Chromat Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

2. Golden sequins and gem-studded dresses


IMAGE: Nothing can come in the way of Indians and their love for shiny, jazzy embellishments and sequins, which lend an irresistible appeal to outfits.
Don't miss the glitzy embellishments on the dress and those golden beads on the sandals from the Jenny Packham fashion show.
Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

3. Beads and Potlis

NYFW 2016

IMAGE: The potli bag with its ethnic touch graced the runway at the J Crew presentation, along with bracelets from India.
The model to the right also sported a kada.
Photograph: Noam Galai/Getty Images

4. Indian motifs

NYFW 2016

IMAGE: Inspired by their design team's visit to India, Banana Republic highlighted Indian motifs in their designs. Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

5. And some more motifs

NYFW 2016

IMAGE: The effortless separates (centre) bring out the fusion between Indian prints and Western styles. Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

6. Khaki

NYFW 2016

IMAGE: Models pose in khaki-inspired outfits at the J Crew presentation during the fashion week. Photograph: Noam Galai/Getty Images

7. Paisley prints

NYFW 2016

IMAGE: The New York fashion week saw plenty of feather-shaped paisley prints from India like this one at the Banana Republic presentation.
For men, Madras plaid ruled the roost, with the fabric used in shirts, trousers and even ties.
Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

8. Asymmetrical tunics

NYFW 2016

IMAGE: Indian fashion received a nod of approval at the Banana Republic presentation with models dressed in tunics worn over pants. Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

9. Laser-cut detailing

NYWC 2016

IMAGE: Inspired by the lattice work (popularly known as jali work, it is a common decorative feature in homes in Rajasthan) in India, the Banana Republic team took the help of a vendor in Portugal to do laser cutting of fabrics and this is the result.
Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

10. Indian handlooms

Amruta Fadnavis at NYFW 2016

IMAGE: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta walked as a showstopper for the Chasa Institute of Design and Technology, a Pune college that educates many economically disadvantaged students.
Dressed in a gorgeous handloom outfit, this is not the first time she has walked a fashion ramp.
Earlierm, she walked for a fashion show organised by NIFT, which highlighted Indian arts and crafts.
Photograph: Kind Courtesy Amruta Fadnavis/Instagram

And look whom we spotted seated in the front rows!

priyanka chopra

IMAGE: Priyanka Chopra attended the Altuzarra fashion show.
Looking gorgeous in a pink dress, she was seated with her stylist Christina Ehrlich. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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