India Runway Week-2018

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India’s one of the reputed fashion event is just few days away and the 10th IFFD’s India Runway Week Summer 2018 has revealed its interest in Indian textile, designers that are all set to take the country on a different textile trip. IRW Summer 2018 will start in the Capital city on April 20 at the DLF Place, Saket and conclude on April 22.

Textiles designer¬†Bibi Russell¬†from Bangladesh will kick start the fashion extravaganza showcasing her collection ‚ÄėRajasthali‚Äô in association with Rajasthan Khadi Udyog. The celebrated designer from Bangladesh who brought the humble gamchha to the international runway has for the last few years directed her focus on working for the heritage crafts of Rajasthan while Hyderabad favourite designer¬†Shravan Kummar¬†will be showcasing textiles of sunrise state Andhra Pradesh. His collection is organically dyed and all handmade. Shravan will be having master weavers from Hyderabad as his showstoppers.

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There are other fresh designers who are showcasing for the first time also have kept their focus on Indian Textile, Weaver Soul by Shravan Gajam will be showcasing hand-woven wrap faced denim fabric made in ikat produced from home run units in Telangana. Peeli kothi by Ambica will be showcasing banarasi saree collection. The collection is based on make in India textiles.

The Bloom collection by Vaani Raghupathy calls to one’s elegance as it takes its inspiration from motifs that depict the natural shape and color of fruits, flowers ,birds that are an  absolute delight for the summer.The skill of infusing contemporary fashion trends with traditional couture is the pride of Magnoliaá and the Bloom collection is all about bringing in appealing fabrics along with their pleasant and refreshing pastels in a mix of organza,chiffon and weaves of silk from Kanchipuram.

Spring a season when even nature doesn’t hold back, going all creative and so are We!! Drawing inspiration from nature itselfSoniya Chandorkar¬†set time for this summer.

*Lucknowi Chikankari* a symbol of elegance , class , tradition & a heritage and we are bound to redefine the beauty of this historical fabric with a touch of Mukaish work. ¬† *Mukaish*- an almost forgotten craft beautifies the Chickenkari work by its signature embroidery. When paired with Chickenkari it revamps and elevates our creation to a whole new level of chic and class.¬†Also Sonnets of nature are threaded onto lights with combination of Banarasi brocade ,rich skills & exquisite fabric flaunting the crafts of India. Motifs of Flowers, creepers , birds , foliages all scenic gifts of nature come together weaving their magic into intricate tonal stories on the fabric.¬†This Fashion season stay tuned, stay stoked as classic redefines trendy ( Indo-Western ) collection for¬†Soniya Saanchi’s¬†‚ÄúSummer Vibes‚ÄĚ

Then there is a organisation named ‚ÄėBanka Silk‚Äô¬†which works with the weavers of Jharkhand and Bihar is also showcasing its collection ‚ÄėBahar‚Äô in association with designer¬†Poonam Dubey. Balancing the tradition of the¬†handloom weaves through cotemporary silhouettes and sensibilities. Banka Silk also partnered with India Runway Week to provide Indian Handloom fabrics to designers at weavers‚Äô rate at their doorstep.

Avinash Pathania, Founder, IFFD (organiser of the event) in a statement said: “With each season of India Runway Week, we aim to push Indian Handloom & Fresh designers to set new trends in fashion. With this season we continue to put more focus on Indian handloom fabric with these fresh and amazing designers

See you there!!

Love,

Riya 

 

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DKS introduces HVDS

DKS introduces HVDS to reduce technical and commercial loss in power distribution system

Political

HVDS is an innovative step taken by DK Shivakumar for the speedy replacement of failed distribution transformers in rural areas and to reduce technical and commercial losses in the power distribution system.

High Voltage Distribution System is a technology where the electricity is distributed to the consumers at a Higher Voltage level (11kV) instead of the Low Voltage (400/240V).

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued directives with a view to reduce the high level technical and commercial losses in the distribution system. Thus, Energy Minister DK Shivakumar came up with an innovative scheme HVDS.

Political Activity

On the work front, BESCOM has already issued work awards for implementing the scheme in Chikkaballapur RSD (6 feeders) Sub-division, Tumkur RSD-1 & RSD-2 (25 feeders) Sub-divisions, Doddaballapur (9 feeders) Sub-division.

Mission & Vision of HVDS program

  • To reduce high levels of technical and commercial losses in the distribution system, implementing High Voltage Distribution System by replacing the existing LT distribution is taken up on pilot basis across all distribution companies.
  • Though highly beneficial in terms of reducing the losses this project is cost intensive. Energy Minister DK Shivakumar to evolve a scheme through which HVDS project can be funded or subsidized.
  • HVDS is an innovative step is taken by DK Shivakumar for a speedy replacement of failed distribution transformers in rural areas.
  • Distribution company namely BESCOM¬†has taken up the largest Distribution Automation program in India. It aims at automating the entire distribution network of Bangalore city. The total cost of the project is¬†564 crore.
  • HVDS is an Innovative step is taken for speedy replacement of failed distribution transformers in rural areas by establishing 79 nos. of repair centers along with 172 nos. transformer banks in all sub-divisions and divisions to ensure reduced interruption time.

Love…

Riya