Innovation rules the runway

Innovation rules the runway

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Innovation rules the runway

Style and glamour rained at the ‘Blender’s Pride Bangalore Fashion Week’ which was held recently. Variety and innovation being the theme of the shows, the seasoned designers took the fashion lovers on a voguish overboard. The crowd that started pouring in for the last day of fashion week were ecstatic at the panache of the shows.

Veteran designer Deepika Govind’s collections had an eye for detail that struck a balance between Eastern and Western collections. Calling her designs ‘Hampi’, they paid homage to the glorious history of Karnataka. The ‘Raas’ collections of Rashmi Mohapatra, portrayed authentic ethnic wear with great innovations. Luxury with comfort was the mantra behind Chaitali and Biplab’s collections. The bridal wear of RoohAfza was high on elegance and style with studded swarovskis adding to the classiness. While simplicity with elegance was the theme of Suvankar and Rinku’s design; grandeur was the notable factor in Aslam Khan’s collections.

The third day saw ethnic and bridal wear that had intricate works highlighting the richness of the tradition. Renowned designer, Arjun Khanna’s passion for style was evident in his collections that peaked on masculine vogue. Ramesh Dembla’s show was the highlight of the evening, with actress’ Urvashi Rautela and Madhurima posing as the stunning showstoppers.

The show sponsors, put up a fancy show on the ramp attracting some cheer from the audience.

Designers Suraj and Varsha played with a variety of fabrics in their Indo-Western collections. Young designer Shloka Sudhakar’s collections, a combination of funk, chic and elegance, made it for a young sassy look. While stylish cuts with vibrant hues were the high points in Fahad Khatri’s collections; the elegance of Khadi inspired from Mahatma Gandhi, took the centre stage in Pooja Tanveer Chougule’s collections. Kamal Raj Manickath’s ‘Souchika’, synonymous with bridal wear, rocked the ramp with actress and ‘Miss Karnataka 2009’, Parvathy Nair’s beautifully designed ethnic wear.

The second day of the fashion week saw the much awaited Pria Kataaria Puri’s show with her ‘haute hippie’ collections that portrayed a free spirited woman. It was another high point of the evening, when designer Abhishek Dutta introduced the International singer Irina Saraiman, singing live for his ramp show. Sonia Sri Bhattu, exhibited her evening wear collections that attracted some cheers from the crowd among the audience.

Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu was the star of the evening wearing a classy and elegant white gown with golden zari work. It was then time for the doctor-turned-designer, Archana Nallam, who displayed her extremely feminine and refined collections that could style the need of a contemporary Indian woman. There were double shows by Anita and Nithin; followed by Ankur and Sonia that had floral prints with geometric and tessellation patterns and vintage bold gowns as the highlights.