Fairy tales on the ramp

Fairy tales on the ramp

Fairy tales on the ramp

Despite the rains, people crowded the lobby and halls of Hotel Sheraton to get a glimpse of the Myntra ‘Bangalore Fashion Week.

In its 11th edition, the fashion week saw designers from all over the country come together in a celebration of the booming fashion industry.

While the first day saw trimmed audience attendance, the second and third day had people bursting in through the doors to watch the shows. The large hall of the hotel was insufficient to accommodate the crowd after a point on the third day.

On all three days, Dream Zone, an institute for fashion design, kicked off the event. They were followed by a double show. Designer Amin Farista, who makes only ‘khadi’ clothes, and Chaitali Jhunjhunwala from Bangalore, were next to showcase their collection on Friday. It was Chaitali’s debut at a fashion week and her collection was inspired by fairy tales. It was dominated by flowers and light colours, which she associates with them. She had a variety of ethnic and Western wear.

Lakeisha Palha and Sowmna, who design under the brand of Aliyah, showcased a collection that was titled ‘Of Wallstreet’. Although the two stuck to the traditional colours of black and white that is common in formals, they added a bit of designs and gold patterns. The collection by Farheen Rehman was again a monochrome of black and white.

Sister-duo Alpa and Reena used handcrafted embroidery to showcase bridal wear at its best and most colourful. Rich shades of red, orange and yellow dominated the ramp. On Saturday, Neema Kumar had a collection of bridal wear which she says was inspired by the Punjabi ‘kalire’. 

There were newcomers on the playing field as well. On the third day, designers Aaliyah and Deepa showcased a collection of black ‘salwars’ and gowns. They said they began designing just two months back and put together a collection that is affordable to everyone. The highlight of Saturday was Bangalore designer Ramesh Dembla’s collection.

The venue was brimming with people who were there to watch the show titled ‘Sheer Ecstasy’. Ramesh did not fail to surprise the audience as he brought out a collection of all-black with tinges of red and blue.

The last shows for the two days were thrillers and didn’t fail to excite the crowd. On Friday, Pria Kataaria Puri showcased a colourful range of ethnic wear and Saturday ended with the latest trends in formal wear, creations by Aslam Khan. Bollywood actress Mugdha Godse walked the ramp for him in a lovely white skirt and blouse creation. Isha Sharma, Prema, Ushoshi Sengupta and Zoya Afroz were some of the celebrities who scorched the ramp in Bangalore this week.