Playing up the 'G' quotient

Playing up the 'G' quotient

Sporting fashion

If sports and fashion were a couple, it would have been a match made in heaven. Throughout history, elitist sporting and elitist fashion have always had a happy union, especially the one which media and the paparazzi love. When the Sunfeast 10k marathon fever drowned the City, international sporting bigwigs had descended to run for the City. And not surprisingly, they also ended up on the ramp, definitely not by chance, but purely by design.

On Saturday evening, the City let their hair down in the company of international sporting stars in true style, with international champion athletes like Maurice Green, Inna Lebeideva, Wilson Kipsang and Ian Babaryka scorching the ramp.

The fashion show began with Nike sports collection being showcased first, and top models walking the ramp. The second collection called Shimmer by Jameela and Seema was contrary to the first, showcasing Indian formal ethnic and formal wear.
The collection consisted of sparkling sequence and embroidery, without making it look heavy, but adding a light weight summer elegance with plenty of flowing materials like chiffon and lace.

The final collection of the evening was by Manoviraj Khosla, who specialises in menswear. The collection, a mix of casual and formal, give a laid back and ‘chillout’ look. Khosla’s woman’s evening wear western collection was an apt culmination of the fashion show.
The elegant mini dresses teamed with metallic colours and white with classic and beautiful cuts, looked like the perfect summer party wear. Inna Lebeideva stepped on the ramp in a hot red dress, and there was an outburst of spontaneous encore from the audience. The event concluded as swiftly as it began. An elegant cocktail and dinner was later served and the dance floor was thrown open.

The event spelt glamour with a capital G and it was obvious how much the city loves both fashion and sports, especially when there are events where the boundaries between fashion and sports are blurred.