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01 October 2011

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London Haute Couture Showcased at Bangalore


In a bold stride to rise above the cluttered calendar of the Indian fashion industry, the Signature Premier ‘World of 8 International Fashion Tour’ showcased the best and most creative elements of International fashion capital London in Bangalore with great enthusiasm.

A concept that has caught the eye of the nation, Signature Premier brought alive the sophistication and style of London fashion in Bangalore through its ambience, flamboyant cuts and designs with renowned International & Indian designer blending their designs creatively to provide an exclusive bold and beautiful fashion experience!

International designer Christian Blanken from London showcased an amalgamation of his best pieces of the Fall Winter 2011 Collection that is currently in stores in London and the Spring Summer 2012 Collection that was showcased at the London Fashion Week last week. The colour palette was quite graphic based on black, white, grey and nude shades with shots of cerise and salmon pink.

Fabrics were luxe with an emphasis on leather, shearlings, silk, wool and jersey while silhouettes were linear, strict and somewhat referential to the 60’s. This collection takes its inspiration from a French art film from the 60’s called ‘LES BICHES’ by Claude Chabrol. The dazzling Miss UK Katharine Brown walked the down ramp with great finesse showing off his sophisticated designs.

Ace Indian designer Manav Gangwani showcased his Black Magique collection, the silhouettes strung together in this collection ranged from graceful anarkalis to structured yet elegantly innovative churidar kurtas; scintillating gowns, some flowing and some fitted, with fabulous cuts. Manav’s statement blouses, which are as always unique were coordinated with unusual & sexy saris.

The fabrics used to enhance his creations were lush velvets, luxurious satins, delicate tulles, sheer georgettes, antique laces, glistening lame and glorious brocades. Embroidery techniques opted for were rich, exquisitely crafted antique work & vibrant striking crystal embellishment. True to his theme, colours chosen were stark yet vivid like black, gold and emerald. Bollywood star, Zayed Khan showed off Manav’s collection with much aplomb while walking the ramp as his showstopper. It was a perfect amalgamation of the bold and beautiful in true Signature style!

Ashok Capoor, President and MD, United Spirits Limited said, “We are very happy to showcase international fashion in Bangalore by bringing one of the international fashion capitals of the world, London to Bangalore. The international concept of the tour blends in beautifully with what our new variant, Signature Premier stands for. Signature has always associated with fashion and luxury and this time we have taken it a notch higher with the International concept of 8 global fashion capitals in India. Fashion events from Signature have always been unique, creative and embody the bold and the beautiful spirit. “

Christian Blanken, the international designer from London said, “This is my first trip to India and am honoured to have been invited to be a part of the Signature Premier World of 8 International Fashion Tour. My collections are usually about empowering women and I hope that my collection gets a good following amongst the Indian women. It is great initiative by Signature to give international talent a platform to debut in India.“

Ace Indian designer Manav Gangwani mentioned, “Signature has always taken fashion and luxury very seriously. This time around the concept is brilliant and it is always a pleasure to be associated with Signature. This International fashion tour is a good initiative to bring designers from global fashion capitals and expose them to Indian fashion.”

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