Blazing the runway

Blazing the runway

Blazing the runway

The gowns trailed along the runway as the models walked across it and basked in the light at the Myntra Bangalore Fashion Week which is currently taking place at Hotel Sheraton.

A whole range of designers, new and experienced, have been showcasing their collection at the four-day event. People walked in excitedly on the first day to get a glimpse of what’s ‘in’ and ‘out’ this season.

The first day had an interesting line-up of designers from across the country who displayed their talent. The day started with a collection designed by the students of Dream Zone, a training institute for fashion and interior designing. It was followed by an act from Vrinda Ashwani, who owns ‘Silvense’.

Vrinda said that she is attracted to silver and designed her collection around that.

Dionne Claudette Alves was the third designer upto bat. Her collection showed how influential pop-culture and television is to every part of life. The designer said her collection was inspired from her favourite TV show ‘Game of Thrones’.

Gowns and dresses were accentuated with capes. Winter colours dominated the collection — blue, turquoise, white, brown, black. The designer said she was also inspired by the existential writer of Europe.

Bangalore-based girl Shivali Singh titled her collection ‘Titanium’ because it is her favourite metal — it is hard on the outside and soft internally. She wanted all the women to relate to this. Spikes, sequins and chunky jewellery adorned the dresses of the models. Sandalwood actress Pranita Subhash walked the ramp in a gorgeous black gown.  

Bollywood actress Aditi Rao wore a blue gown by Lalit Dalmia. The designer titled his collection ‘Magic of the Greek Myths’ and said his designs were inspired by goddess Athena. Models sported braids and wore gowns of light shades. He said he wants to get the country more adapted to Western fashion and that’s why he sticks to dresses.

Although there were hardly any people in the beginning, by the end of the night, the hall was nearly packed. Archana Kochhar’s collection was a stunning collection that received good reviews. Her collection paid a tribute to Rajasthan and its beauty.

She said that it was about time someone did a collection it. Most of her designs were in shades of bright reds and yellows. While the women wore ‘lehengas’ and saris, the men took to kurtas and Patiala pants. The minimally embellished clothes told of the story bright-burning state accurately.

Actors Nikhil Dwivedi and Richa Chadda were the show-stoppers for the designer.