Flashy colours jarred the eyes

Flashy colours jarred the eyes

Flashy colours jarred the eyes

The second and third days of Bangalore Fashion Week saw designers mix and match the Indian wear with western touch and of course, the favourite sari in varied folds and drapes.

Yes, the collections on show were stunning but when it came to practicality, the designers left a lot to desire. The newbies, fresh out of campus, made the best of the opportunity that was theirs for the asking.

The models wearing the clothes were literally weighed down by their weight, making one wonder whether anyone would wear them!

Siddhartha Shanker Sammukh opened the show with his collection titled ‘Jealousy’. He played around with the colours, cuts and designs to give a dramatic effect to the collection. Next, on the ramp was Nityati Amlani and Swati Agrawal with their work called ‘Wear Yourself’, where the line dwelt on the self.

“What we have tried to create are mischievous, crazy, innocent, unpredictable and happy go lucky moods. The various emotions that a person may undergo is captured in our work. People can relate to what we have created because today, people wear clothes in keeping with their mood,” explained Nityati.

Sai Suman Khanna, a Mumbai-based designer, pegged her work on the game of chess. “My theme is inspired by the game of chess. The designs are modern and futuristic with a tinge of indo-western twist to them,” observed Suman. She said, “I create Indian garments with a western cut. There’s a play of black and red throughout the collection.”

The last collection on day two was by Jattinn Kochhar who always manages to surprise Bangaloreans with his creativity. Talking about his collection ‘Love Song’, Jattinn said, “I am here to spread love. The clothes are the stars and I would always like to create something that is wearable on and off the ramp.

I’ve used georgettes, chiffons, silk and lycra blended knits. The cuts cater to all body and skin tone types.” The styles swayed from mini dresses, trendy club wear to elegant evening gowns.

Day three saw all the Saturday party goers worm their way into the fashion show. The hottest models on the ramp and free booze were the main attraction. However, for designers such as Maushmi Badra, Narendra Kumar, Ramesh Dembla and Rakhi Peethamber, fashion was a serious business.

Notable among the collections were Maushmi’s, which was all about the rising Buddha. An ardent follower of Buddhism, she tried to portray the various moods of Budhha. “The line begins on a sombre note with light colours which denotes peace and it gets dramatic and loud towards the end which is a sign of happiness and contentment,” she explained.
   The hall was jam-packed for Ramesh Dembla’s show.

   He brought the cast and crew of Jism 2, namely Arunoday Singh, director Pooja Bhat
and Dino Morea to walk the ramp.

   He portrayed the various shades and moods of the ocean in his collection ‘Couture Oceana’. “What I have intended to show is the various moods of the ocean through gowns, dresses, saris and lehengas. I have played around with shades of blue to showcase sombre to dramatic moods of the ocean,” said Ramesh.

While every designer tagged along a popular face as showstopper, ace designer Narendra Kumar chose to mock at all of that. His showstopper was a tall mannequin who was dressed in his best creation. The finale closed with Narendra Kumar’s collection that was largely woven in silk. “A lot of what I work on is practical and my collection is a wedding line where I have lavishly used brocades and embroidery,” he observed.

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