Fashion Show Mumbai Based Fashion Designers

Show I of Day 2 began with ‘Elan’ by Priti Bansal and Kaushik Ghosh and ‘Samars Designs’by Pankaj Kumar and Ajit Parihar. Both collections were fresh and innovative and in shades of greens and browns. While Elanhad a very slick look to all its ensembles be it the colours of the garments, the cuts and silhouettes used. Koushik Ghosh of the Elanduo is a pass out of Apparel Trading and Design Creative Center- Kolkata where he won the best designer award in his final year. He has been designing costumes for renowned film directors Rakha Dutta, Putool Mohamad and Rajnish Kashyap since then till Elan happened. For them this is the first time they have been to Bangalore and the complex southern market. In search of expanding their customer database they are still awaiting positive conversions from causal buyer queries post the show. They used constructive patterns, pleats, embroidery as medium on fabrics like georgette, chiffon and talosilk. Next in line were Delhi based duo Pankaj and Ajit presented a slick line inspired by tribal art. Beads, embroidery and patch work was what stood out in their creations. Both the collections received a positive and appreciative response from the little audience that was present. As Koushik Ghosh aptly said, “Its very good to be in Bangalore Fashion Week and actually showing wish their was more of an audience to appreciate the show.”

The day certainly seems to be green. Young designers Bhakthi Reddy and Kaira Gurnani ruled the day. Beautifully put together they could easily give the senior designers a run for their money. Bhakthi put forth a contemporary collection which included shifts, jumpsuits, skirts, gowns and dresses in green, orange and golden. A striking merger of rich brocade silk with soft georgettes in contrasting colours though the predominant colour was a vibrant shade of green. The kurtis were teamed with hand painted churidaars or skirts with intricate patchwork. A fresh look on the face was accessorized with just a brocade tassel woven around the pony tail the clothes took center stage as the models showed off the gorgeous collection. The next in line was Kaira Gurnani who presented the sixth sense of a woman and tuned in to the inner goddess in every woman to bring out an excellent collection. Green, orange and golden ruled the ramp with a splatter of reds and yellows on the side. The dresses were pretty and completely girly as it was meant to be for the woman confident about herself. Cute bows, ruffle details, soft tassels and pleats were elements that added the girly touch to each one of the garments. Her collection included shifts, dresses, golden jumpsuits, ponchos and a lot of layered dresses.

Titled ‘Bold and the Bollywood’ Mumbai based designer presented her Bridal collection at Blender’s Pride BFW today. The highlight of the show was Koena Mitra who walked the ramp as a beautifully dressed Indian bride after two years as a showstopper in Bangalore. We caught up with both the designer and the actor after the show. So why did you decide to do this? Koena: I have a very western image so this was an opportunity for me to explore my Indian side. It felt beautiful to be dressed as a bride even if it was for five minutes. Plus the dress itself was so beautiful that it did not need an overdose of jewels to add to it. In a lot of ways this is what the modern Indian bride would look for in a bridal dress. I loved the antique work done on the dress. Priyanka: Exactly. End of the day you want to make only one statement with an ensemble. Too many statements end up making a no statement at all. After all you spend so much on your dress wouldn’t you want to highlight it without looking like a Christmas tree. And Koena to me represented the perfect epitome of my muse hence I decided to ask her to do this.