Bangalore Fashion Week Highlights: Day 4

January 25, 2015

Deepika Govind : Deepika Govind pays homage to a glorious bygone era in the history of Karnataka in her collection entitled ‘Bazaars Of Hampi’. The designer showcased a collection built around the drape based silhouettes of early Indian civilizations. All the looks shown were based on fluidity, accentuating the earthy sensuality of Indian women in a time before ours.

Trends On Runway by Aslam Khan: Aslam Khan showed a very straightforward collection of menswear aptly titled Trends On Runway. The show was a simple curation of smartly tailored suits and jackets in tussar silks and brocade. The colour palette remained light with beiges, oranges, rusts and gold. The looks flowed from casual daywear to dressy to festive. This was a collection you could wear straight off the runway!

Suvankar and Rinku :Suvankar and Rinku paid tribute to the handicrafts of Bengal in their collection at Bangalore Fashion Week. The collection saw simple ornamentation with interesting twists like mirror work, button work and floral appliques.

Chaitali & Biplab : Chaitali & Biplab’s collection called ‘Maharani’ was a festive collection inspired by some vintage photographs and lifestyles of maharajas and maharanis of ancient India. It mixed natural fibres with some quintessentially Indian crafts. Ornamentation was an interesting mix … Read More »

Bangalore Fashion Week Highlights: Day 3

January 24, 2015

The Versatile Six Yards by Snapdeal: Snapdeal proudly presented ‘The Versatile Six Yards’ at the 12th edition of Bangalore Fashion Week showcasing some coveted bridal pieces from India’s finest couturiers. The show was curated to reflect the sensibilities of a today’s modern bride with traditional silhouettes and ornamentation reinterpreted to meet the requirements of the new age woman. The collection included bridal couture pieces from design heavyweights like Manish Arora, Ritu Kumar and Malini Ramani.

Fahd Khatri: Fahd Khatri showed a collection that celebrated the craftspeople of Gujarat through a creative reinterpretation of Kachchi Ajrakh in up-to-the-minute clothing. The wide-legged ajrakh one-piece quickly became our favourite casual wear piece for Spring/Summer 2015.

Pooja Tanveer Chougule: Khadi comes of age in Pooja Tanveer Chougule’s S/S 15 collection aptly entitled ‘Made In India’. While this ancient weave continues to be a symbol of freedom, the designer gave it a luxe makeover by introducing silk into the weave and decorating it with Indian mythological prints created out of vegetable dyes.

Soucika by Kamal Raj Manickath: For Spring/Summer of 2015, ‘Soucika’ by Kamal Raj Manickath showcased a stunning bridal wear collection entitled ‘Kalyanasougandhikam’ inspired by the flora of the season. Painted perennials, beaded blossoms and appliqué blooms, Soucika’s florals were a delightfully mixed … Read More »

Bangalore Fashion Week Highlights: Day 2

January 23, 2015

Pria Katariaa Puri: Pria Katariaa Puri’s aesthetic is niche, to be sure, but you can’t say these clothes don’t have a magnetic personality. Think hippie global traveller inspired prints and textures with luxe gemstone embellished sleeves and necklines, braided headbands and the occasional oscillating tassel detail. Cheaper than an around the world ticket but just as fun, we’ll say that much.

Abhishek Dutta: For some brides traditional style just won’t cut it. And if you were the rule-breaking kind, the first step you’d take in moving away from tradition would probably be Abhishek Dutta’s bridal collection titled ‘Womanhood’.

Wings By Sonia Sri Bhattu: If we were going to give a literal title to Sonia Sri Bhattu’s presentation at Bangalore Fashion Week, ‘Old Egypt and New India’ would probably be it.

Adyaatana by Archana Nallam: Pastel pinks, pale yellows, baby blues and soft spearmints – Archana Nallam’s spring/summer palette is spellbinding.

Anita & Nitin: Anita and Nitin’s collection was saturated with jewel tones, daringly digital-prints, and was so unabashedly covered in shimmering embellishments – it was truly eye candy.

Ankur & Sonia: Ankur and Sonia turned back the clock to an undeniably romantic age of opulent glamour with ‘Charas’. The collection comprised of bold straight gowns in textured fabrics that the designers created … Read More »