Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) on Thursday announced Varun Bahl as the opening designer for the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn - Winter 2016 in association with Maybelline New York.
Bahl, who will open the five - day gala fashion extravaganza slated to take place at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from March 16, is known for the generous use of exotic motifs and his luxurious hybrid styles where he mixes an antique template with contemporary touches in keeping with his chic aesthetic.
Speaking about his collection that he will showcase at the fashion gala, Bahl said: "I'm extremely excited to come back to Amazon India Fashion Week after so many years and delighted to be opening the fashion week at the new venue. Our new collection is for the woman of today expressed through elegance, balance and proportion.
"Contemporary embroideries and textures in a range of warm colors inspired from flora and fauna remain our much loved thought to create this collection. "
FDCI president Sunil Sethi is too excited for his show.
"Varun Bahl is known for his captivating silhouettes, understanding of what modern women desire and also evocative clothing which has marked his creative evolution. He will set the rhythm for the AIFWAW16, " he said.