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06 February 2011

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Lively Day Three Of BFW – 2011

The third day of Blenders Pride Bangalore Fashion Week had a fabulous start with budding as well as some established designers. Having celebrity show – stoppers like Mona Singh, Priya Mani, Mahima Chaudhary and Sarah Jane, the event was taken to the heights of spectacular entertainment.

The third day opened with the shows of Meera, Rohit and Rupa G.
Meera Aggarwal and Rohit Aggarwal showcased their clothing line that had 16 outfits. Their theme, Indian Ethnic Wear was done in an honour to the Indian craftsmen who have been dedicatedly working and producing rich fabric and flashy embellishments. The collection had various trappings and embellishments like mirror works, gota, kundan stones and zardosi. Meera said that the inspiration behind this collection is the dying art of our country. She added that they work on fabrics like ‘baagh’ which was available hundred years ago.

Rupa. G showcased her collection through the theme, ‘Wonders of Dulhagarh’. Dulhagarh is a small village in West Bengal. It is known for its craftsmanship and conventional hand embroideries. Her clothing line had salwaar – kameezs and lehangas. She carefully picked shades of pink and green, mustard and fuchsia on fabrics like brocade, chiffon, chanderi and net.

The next show was a double show with Soham Chakraboty’s and Arka Mirgank’s collection.
Soham Chakraborty conveyed his collection to the audience using the theme ‘Escape’. He said that the theme has been inspired from the Mother Nature. He displayed a very semi- casual resort wear collection for both men and women. He used a lot of floral prints and contrast combination of colours, green, orange, blue, red etc. His clothing line had, linen tops, printed linen trousers, cotton summer jackets etc.

Arka Mrigank, presented his collection in Bangalore Fashion Week (BFW) with the theme called ‘Notebook’. His collection had very unique ensembles. He used ‘maang tikas’ which were made out of stencils. He says that his designs are inspired from the day – today life aspects. Through his designs he showcases that fashion is a day – today affair and not something to be treated as bizarre. He added, “My designs are filled with young spirits. I make collection keeping today’s trends in mind.”

Swapnil Shinde, the designer always surprises his audience with his wonderful collection. Swapnil’s collection had gowns and dresses with different drapes. The best part of his collection was, he had adorned his collection with beautiful and unique huge red roses. He said that his collection was inspired from the craftsmanship of Maharastra. He used fabrics like georgette and chiffon.
Mona singh, famous television actress, who made the role of ‘jassi’ memorable in the serial ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi’, was his show-stopper. Mona said that she loved Swapnil’s design. She said, “Swapnil is the one designer who can make any woman look slim and beautiful.” She also added, “Though it was after a long time I walked the ramp, Achala Sachdev made me walk the ramp so easily with her amazing choreography.”

Ramesh Dembla, the one who is known for surprising Bangalore with his designs as well as show stoppers did the magic this time too. He displayed his collection titled ‘Divine Rhapsody’ to his BFW audience which had 34 amazing bridal and ethnic wear outfits, both for men and women. He said that the inspiration to bring this collection was the elegant and loved metal, Gold.
Priya Mani, the sensation of South Cinema walked the ramp for him. She said, “I feel absolutely great in this outfit. It is quite stylish and chic and I am sure every lady would want to flaunt it.”

Designer, Pria Kataaria Puri, showcased unique and amazing collection of resort wear. Her outfits comprised of kaftans, tunics, dresses and gowns. She used Italian fabrics and light weight silk. The colours she used in her collection really took the audience to a fairy land. Shades of white, red, green, blue etc did the magic.
Former model and Bollywood actress, Mahima Chaudhary walked the ramp for her. She flaunted a lovely and graceful black sari.

The wrapping up of the day was done by the well – known designers, Mona and Pali. They are known for their brand – Monapali. For the first time in BFW they showcased 30 outfits. Their clothing line comprised of resort wear, party wears and cocktail. It had outfits like, kaftans, saris and jackets. The clothes were embellished with stone and bead works, which were done with hand embroidery.
Former Miss. India and Bollywood actress, Sarah Jane, walked the ramp for ‘Monapali’.

The third day ended with a massive after hour party. As we are nearing the finale that is on 6th of February, wait and watch for Nita Lulla to give Bangalore a splendid fashion extravaganza.

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  1. Kevin Barry says:

    Thanks for this great overview of fashion in Bangalore, very interesting to read here in NYC.


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