A fairytale on the ramp

Bangalore Fashion Week

A fairytale on the ramp

The first two days of Bangalore Fashion Week left everyone delighted with some out-of-the-box ideas.  Designer duo Sweta and Vishala, with their label ‘Bose Cut’ and theme ‘Switch’, set the temperature high on the third day.

The duo portrayed an ancient Egyptian look with detailed shoulder and headgear and the use of metallic colours in the designs. The collection showcased the concept of convertibles, where most of the outfits could be altered to add a new look to the existing outfit. The colours chosen included various elements of the beach like coral, pebbles, sand, sunset, sunrise blended with edgy, golden hues for an ancient Egyptian look.

With an edge to work on futuristic fashion, young designer Pooja Verma gave a unique striking perspective. Her collection theme ‘Honor to the end’ was inspired by post-apocalyptic fashion. It is a dystopian fantasy, fairytale of sorts, where the ones who survive and still have the will and desire to love and live beautifully.  It is the artistic expression of the designer’s imagination of life after the ‘end of it all’ when the dust and stardust settle on what remains behind.

The evening saw designer Nupur Sahoo displaying some of the most vibrant outfits and saris in rich fabrics like ‘chanderi’, ‘banarasi’, ‘gorgette’, ‘cotton kota’ to name a few by her label ‘Koens Couture’. With her collection theme as ‘Priyambada’ which represented the five different character of a woman – power, aura, boldness, beauty and feminine. The designs and fabric showcase modern craftsmanship.

Designer Ashok Maanay left everyone in awe with his ‘Silk Masquerade’ collection. Inspired by the golden era of silks, the designer presented his ‘tres nouveau’ collection. The ensembles were dominated by bright vibrant and the typical colours of a sunny day and vintage hues of gold, beige, ivory. The voluminous silhouettes were teamed with intricate textures of embroidery work in satin threads on silk. His menswear collection was all about, the traditional menswear with an amalgamation of periodic trends with modern times, a ‘pietra-dura’ motif embroidered on the shades of burnished gold and carnelian silks. The ensemble intended to celebrate an esoteric romance, woven in the silken thread and beaten metallic hues. The collection reflected a poetic flow in volume, layers, and impeccable garment construction through his extravagant collection.

Kaftan and resort wear queen Pria Kataaria Puri, presented her latest collection – ‘Pura Vida in the Garden of Eden’. The collection highlighted bold, fun colours with edgy silhouettes, that are perfect for the sunny days. Maxi kaftans, jumpsuits, palazzos, dresses, tops, blouses and rompers in pure Italian silk were the highlight of the collection.

Off shoulder and cold shoulder cuts, bohemian sleeves, structured hemlines lend a feminine grace to the ensembles. Bold bikinis and racy cut-out swimsuits with complementing cover-ups are perfect for a beach date. The colour palette included fuchsia, orange, red, mango yellow, pastel yellow, peach, off-white.

On the last day of the much-awaited fashion show, the audience saw a range of royal as well as easy flowing outfits many talented designers.

Bengaluru-based fashion designer Govind Kumar Singh showcased his latest collection ‘Kamsya’, that was inspired by the Mughal culture of India.

The collection is inspired by the process of amalgamation and aimed to infuse the vividity of royal magnificence with the indigent handlooms, to bring the breathing royal wearable pieces of fusion artistry. Raw tones beige, greys, blues, reds, off-white and gold, were the highlight of the collection with the use of handloom khadi, silks, jute, linen, cotton and brocades. 

Narrating a story through fashion is what every designer desires – Amita Gupta did complete justice with her collection. Her collection, ‘Solar and Renewal Energy’ gave fashion a whole different outlook and left the audience in absolute awe.

Bringing good old memories back and making people feel nostalgic was Tanya Girish’s collection called ‘Mela’.  The collection displayed bright colours extremely fun and stylish outfits.

The fourth day saw designer Abhishek Dutta’s distinctive style of fusing ancient embroidery with futuristic cuts. Abhishek Dutta ended the fashion week with his most anticipated collection this edition, themed ‘Enchanted Garden’.

The collection showcased beautiful hand woven designs to promote local craft by West Bengal artisans. The designs spoke style and class more importantly upheld the flag of sustainability across each ensemble.

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