New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) As a part of on going Australia Fest 2018, five Australian designers’ collections were showcased at Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week on Wednesday.
The Australian designers collaborated with the highly skilled textile artisans across India and promoted cultural exchange at the gala through their collection.
The Indo-Australian Project have been created with stunning handloomed textiles and artisan embellishments through Artisans of Fashion’s artisan partners.
The main aim of the project was to promote cultural sustainability, authenticity and social change for village artisans in India; with a specific focus on empowering women and marginalised communities who have little access to alternative sources of income.
“We are kindred”, “Cassandra Harper”, “Romance was born”, “Brothers Earth” and “Roopa” were five Australian fashion labels which displayed their collection at the gala.
The collection was the amalgamation of Indian and Australian fashion, imparting cross-culture vibes through the outfits.
Australia’s High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu attended the event.
Models walked down the ramp in a gamut of fabulous Indo-western ensembles ranging from Banarasi skirts, western tops, denim shirts with Indian stone work and gowns with heavy use of embellishments, glitter and sparkle.