A medley of dazzling colours

'Bengaluru Habba'

The Bengaluru Habba has never failed to disappoint the art and culture lovers of the City. Generally, a good mix of dance, music and drama, the habba offers something new every year. This time, the new edition to the habba was a fashion show held by Prasad Bidapa at the spacious Prince of Wales Lawn, The Taj Westend.

Intricate: Models showcasing the bridal wear. Despite the chilly weather, none of the guests were complaining as they enjoyed the show to the fullest. Prasad was the warm host for the evening and was all praises for
Bengaluru Habba and the people behind it.  The first round of the fashion show paid a tribute to the well-known Bangladeshi designer — Bibi Russell.

The models walked the ramp in clothes with artistic designs in shades of white, black and saffron. The showstoppers of this round wore bright saffron outfits and stood out even in the dark of the night. The second show for the evening was a bridal round sponsored by Tamanna, the wedding wear store and Neelkanth Jewellers. Called ‘Bollywood Bling’, this had several rounds showcasing the saris, ghagras and salwars of Tamanna. Rich Indian shades of red, blue and pink took everyone by storm as the female models presented gorgeous wedding wear coupled with the gleaming ear and neckpieces by Neelkanth.

The men donned dazzling sherwanis in black, gold, cream and maroon. The showstopper of ‘Bollywood Bling’ was Ninja Singh, the Ford Supermodel Of The World — India, who showcased a lovely ghagra in peacock blue.

Prasad even called Padmini Ravi and Nandini Alva, the two ladies behind the habba and thanked them personally for their efforts. “We try to innovate events in such a manner every year that the City remains interested in them. For instance, this year we have a scriptwriting and poetry workshop for aspiring writers,” said Nandini Alva. While Padmini Ravi promised, “This year we may have organised things in a hurry. But next year, we promise there will be plenty of time for you all to enjoy each show.”

The art-lovers were not left out either as a number of beautiful paintings by various popular artists from across the country were put on display at The Art Corridor. Manisha, an artist from Assam now settled in Bangalore, had showcased two of her sculptures — two faces. “Each one of us has two eyes, one nose and a mouth but all of us look different. This concept interested me and I decided to make sculptures of the same,” she explained. “It took me a day to make this and it’s a pleasure to be associated with Bengaluru Habba,” she added.

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