Staying true to the theme of the event, designers Ragini Ahuja and Pratimaa Pandey opened the day.
Ahuja showcased "Quwa", her label Ikai's new collection inspired by Persian, Tibetan, Arabic and Uzbek cultures.
In shades of deep navy, autumnal rust, mint tea and beige, the collection comprised practical and timeless pieces with soft tailoring and volumes like long A-line jackets, multi-thread sarees, hybrid kameez, shirts and dresses in humble dots, multi-thread stripes and meticulously graphed florals in relaxed silhouettes.
"It recognises women of fire -- fierce, defiant and soulful -- who empower and liberate each other," said Ahuja about her new line.
Pandey's Pramaa label brought the fashion industry's decade long journey on to the ramp. Her collection "Dastaan" was focused on handloom and used intricate embroideries of flora and fauna on Chanderi weaves to create layered kurtas, drapes, sarees and dresses.
TV actor Sakshi Tanwar walked the ramp for Pandey wearing a beige coloured handwoven saree.
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