A strong play of rich colours

A strong play of rich colours

The finale of the ninth edition of the ‘Blenders Pride Bangalore Fashion Week’ saw some of the best in the fashion industry showcasing their collection. Designers like Chaitali Biplab, Aditi and Aparna, Aslam Khan, Arjun Khanna and debutante Pallavi Naidu presented their collections on the ramp. While some chose to play with colours and cuts, the others added their touch to ethnic clothes.

Pallavi Naidu, who was presenting her collection for the first time, was quite excited. “It has been a year since I have launched my label and this is my debut show. My collection is bright, youthful and I have translated the half-sari or the langa davani into comfortable and wearable attire. To give them a casual look, I have created them in denims and played with a lot of colours. This is the basic concept. They are fitted and plain and the skirts have pockets and funky buttons on them,” she says. Though the clothes were the focus of the show, the choreography and style presented by each designer added a unique appeal to it. Designers Aditi and Aparna presented their range of ethnic collection called the ‘Grandiose Galore’.

The Lucknow and Bangalore-based designers made use of the intricate hand embroidery from the northern part of the country. Warm hues in silk and brocade added an edge to their show. Fitted straight-cut pants in silk were combined with bright jackets and brocade dupattas. “Our collection has been inspired by the fact that the youth today feels the need to wear silks.

Hence, we have made contemporary changes to silk. The collection has a wide variety from bridal dresses to embroidered gowns and western dresses. We are also presenting a few high fashion garments for the ramp,” says Aditi. The second-half of the show saw designers Aslam Khan and Arjun Khanna showcasing their collection. Arjun Khanna’s men’s wear collection was quite a head-turner. Slim-fitted silhouettes with high collars made the look timeless as well as traditional. Rich jamewar, original banarasi silk, jacquard and embellished with rich pitta and zardosi work on sherwanis, bundgalas and bundhis had been teamed up with patiala salwars and jodhpuris as well as Afghani pants.

Model and actor Rahul Dev looked quite dapper as his showstopper. Fitted pants, sherwanis, suits and elegant cuts made his collection a desirable one. Actress and model Mugdha Godse walked the ramp for designer Aslam Khan which raised the glamour quotient of the show. Fashionistas from across the City appreciated the show and many said that it is only getting better every year.

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