The seventh season of Winter/Festive edition of India Runway Week commenced at Thyagraj Stadium last Friday and continued till Sunday. The show opened with the designs of international Designer Bibi Russell under the name of “Rajasthali”. Day one was high on creativity, where experienced designers ruled the ramp.Bollywood Diva Soha Ali Khan walked the ramp for Designer Shweta Sarda who presented the glory of womanhood through her designs while Mugdha Godse and Mandana Karimi also walked the ramp for Designer Satomi by Rakam and Studio AV. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe second day of India Runway week Season 7 in association with Big Boy Toyz started with college students doing the ramp walk in the designs of the students from Appejay Design Institute. Fashion designer Yoshita Yadav launched her bridal collection ‘Oudh’ under the label Yoshita Couture at India Runway Week on September 17. Bollywood actor Esha Gupta walked the ramp as the showstopper dressed in a beautiful Yoshita Yadav creation. The collection ‘Oudh’ was presented for the first time and consisted of pre bridal dresses apt for ceremonies like the sangeet, mehendi, and reception of an Indian wedding. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe bridal collection was inspired by the ethereal style legacy of Lucknow, as the name ‘Oudh’ suggests, the design of the collection took its inspiration from the architecture of the most flourishing and the richest period of the Awadhi history. It aims to revive the continuum of cultural legacy patronized by the Nawabs and the elite of Lucknow.Day 3 started with the show of five designers- Shilpa Chourasia, Sana Khan, Var-Shi by Varun and Vidushi, Preatz by PreethiFazel, Abitie by Megha Mahendru. Veteran Actress Sharmila Tagore walked ramp for Rohini Gugnani. She dazzled the show with the grace and dignity showcasing the splendid and grand Avadh era in her designs. Gugnani’s latest collection was an interesting play of concepts derived from the cities of Kanpur, Lucknow, Faizabad which redefined the glory of Avadh period in present time. Ethnicity is kept unscathed, mingling it with contemporary designs to make the collection fit for modern bride and Groom. “I am very humbled that Sharmila Tagore agreed to be the face of the collection as no one could else could have better presented the Nawabi elegance and style” says Rohini.The Grand finale of India Runway Week was by Designers Riddhi and Siddhi with their collection ‘English Country Gardens’. The collection conjures up contemplative thoughts of romance and lazy summer days. The colour story has a diverse range of hues from onion pinks, peaches,off-whites, pale blue and brown. The silhouettes are long, fluid and layered for women and sharp yet easygoing for men.