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Karnataka Fashion Week Day 1 Pictures

Exclusive pictures from the Day 1 of Karnataka Fashion Week 2014 – Bangalore by Prasad Bidapa.

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The Tourism Minister of Karnataka, Sri. R.V. Deshpande inaugurated the second edition of the Karnataka Fashion Week 2014 with full support at the Bowring Institute on January 22, 2014.

Also present at the occasion was the infrastructure stalwart Mr. Ashok Kheny – Chairman – NICE, who inaugurated the fashion week with the minister.

Showcasing a Handloom and Khadi thematic, Day 1 showed a pageantry of superbly crafted South Indian textiles. Opening with a triumphant collection revivalist designer Pavitra Muddayya that showcased Gandaberunda and Motifs like the Kannada Alphabets on the sarees. Pavitra’s mother Chimmy Nanjappa was one of India’s foremost experts in Indian Handloom Textiles and sourced exquisite hand-woven sarees from all over India for clients like Indira Gandhi & Shobhaa De at her shop VIMOR. Pavitra continues the tradition of supporting the weavers of South India.

Karnataka Fashion week 2014

The second designer to follow was Tara Aslam, who has a lovely store at the Bangalore Metro Station on MG Rd. She offers beautiful & inexpensive Khadi & Handloom ensembles for men and women who appreciate the finesse of the hand-made. A collection which created magic on the ramp.

It was then followed by KHADI KHOUTURE, a competition to design an ensemble out of Khadi & Handloom was held for students of the Fashion Design Schools in Bangalore. The contestants presented Khadi & Hand Woven Textiles which are used as true representations of Luxury.

The next collection on the ramp was that of VANYA SILKS OF SILK MARK, the Wild Silks of India grown in forests which has varieties of Muga, Eri (Ahimsa Silk) & Tasar – shimmering golden fabrics that are taking the International Fashion markets by storm. Vanya means Forest in Sanskrit & these silks are promoted by the Silk Mark Organization of India to ensure purity & high quality.

The next sensation on the ramp was Bangalore’s most versatile designer NAMRATA G. She has a long and distinguished career offering both Indian & Western viewpoints. She is as comfortable constructing a ball gown as she is embroidering a kanthasaree, and demonstrates the fact by offering a collection of Western evening ensembles in beautiful handlooms. Her Khadi collection was the highlight of the night with all the colors of the rainbow.

ROSHAN, the next designer, is the newest designer in the lot, who fascinated everyone with his Sufi inspired ensembles consisting of floor length angarkhas & jackets for men. He would like Indian Men to experiment more with these elegant & aristocratic silhouettes that he says flatter Indian figures most.

The next talent on the ramp was the combination of Roopa Pemmaraju and Sudhir Swain, who call themselves CALANTHA, who presented an Ethical Collection of fashion that combines traditional dyeing practices like Bandhini & printing techniques like Kalamkari to offer an Indian viewpoint in Global Fashion.

The first International Designer to showcase at the KFW 14 was the iconic BIBI RUSSELL. This distinguished designer from Bangladesh has been nominated as one of the world’s ten most important women in fashion. Her revivalist work in the handloom sector in Bangladesh reinvented this humble fabric, modernizing it and making it an international sensation. She supports entire villages of weavers, dyers, printers and tailors & crafts people.

RAJ SHROFF one of Bangalore’s most respected designers, did the Finale of Day 1 and ended the night with his spectacular creations. He is known for his sensitive use of natural fabric & techniques, texturized surfaces & embellishments add a dimension to his collection that truly make a statement about the beauty of Indian textiles.

Also gracing the occasion were Mr. Sridhar Pabisetty and Mr. Harish Bijoor from B.PAC, who explained the vision and objectives of this Political Action Committee.

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The Debenhams Orion Fashion Week

Bangalore’s first and only in-mall fashion week put together by Orion in association with Debenhams from 13th – 15th December 2012 concluded on a grand note. The first of its kind fashion week was conceptualized and produced by Fashion Guru Prasad Bidappa. This unique and exciting concept saw the leading models of Bangalore walking the ramp in style with the crowd in complete awe of the designs and cuts. Major international fashion brands like Debenhams, Elle, Vero Moda, Chemistry, Jack & Jones, Blackberry, Van Heusen and Provogue showcased their latest collection of the Fall-Winter Season.

What made the fashion week an extremely glamorous affair were the celebrity showstoppers like Aviva Bidappa, Soundarya Jayamala and Ragini Dwivedi, who scorched the ramp with their uber stylish attitude along with the acrobatic duo from Europe who enthralled the audience with their gripping aerial performance. The audiences were in awe of the performances and the extremely stylish and chic collection which was showcased during the Debenhams Orion Fashion Week.

Showstopper Ragini Dwivedi in a Debenhams gown

The grand finale was also followed by an extremely stylish after party at Durbar, Sheraton Bangalore Hotel which saw a few eminent personalities of the city come together to toast to the grand success of the Bangalore’s most unique and one-of-its kind fashion week.


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Dare to Bare with Fastrack Bags

Fastrack, the unconventional fashion brand that has established itself as ‘India’s leading youth accessories brand’, unveiled its latest range of ‘Fashion Backpacks’ at the F Bar and Kitchen in the city. Never one to shy away from the loud and whimsical, the collection was revealed during an exciting fashion show by Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa. The evening glittered with the who’s who of Titan Industries and their other elite personal and professional friends.

Backpacks aren’t always just about carrying things around and this season, Fastrack is showing you the most stylish way to move with the launch of this new collection of backpacks.

FASHION BACKPACKS: Backpacks will no longer be just about what they carry and how comfortable they are. Fastrack is all set to spice up your wardrobe with its latest collection of backpacks which are all about the function and even more about the fashion! Why should girls have all the fun? These range of laptop backpacks, with ergonomic back support and well organized interiors, come in a range of unique materials and prints that are sure to light-up your day.

Models showcasing the Fastrack Girl’s Bags Collection

Speaking at the launch, Ronnie Talati, Vice President & Business Head, Fastrack & New Brands, said “We are delighted to launch the Fashion Backpacks collection in Bengaluru, a city that embodies Fastrack’s target consumers – Bold, stylish, casual and lots of fun. Fastrack backpacks combine high fashion with function and will form an integral part of any youngster’s wardrobe.”


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Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore celebrates its Grand Opening

Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore officially opened its doors in September and is fast becoming a household name in the upscale hotel segment. The five-star hotel is superbly designed as a contemporary business destination, whilst also offering exciting leisure opportunities for relaxation, dining and entertainment. To mark the start of their endeavour in India, the hotel hosted a special party in an unforgettable evening of music, food and hospitality.

Neeta Lulla and Prasad Bidapa

In an evening of glitz, glamour and celebrations, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore showcased fashion, glamour and legendary Swiss hospitality. A fashion show by one of India’s finest designers, Neeta Lulla, was the highlight of the evening. The talented designer showcased a collection inspired by the aesthetics of Movenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore. The guests at the party included- leading businessmen from the city’s corporate and hospitality industry; along with local celebrities and well-known socialites like Raghavendra Rajkumar, Pooja Gandhi, Waseem Khan, Prasad Bidapa, Mr. Kodanda Ramaiah, Ambrish, Rockline Venkatesh etc

Making the party glamorous and fun was the casino room, free flowing champagne and Hors d’Oeuvres and a scrumptious spread with cuisines from across the globe. Bringing an Indian touch to Swiss hospitality was the poolside ‘Sheesha’ lounge. DJ Whosane played the best of foot-tapping numbers to keep the guests grooving all through the party.

Talking on the occasion Gary Moran, General Manager, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore said “The launch of Movenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore is a very significant milestone for Movenpick Hotels & Resorts in the region. Bangalore is a diverse and vibrant city that is a growing business destination with a lot of new corporate traffic. Our goal is to offer unique experiences with our Swiss values of quality, reliability and personal care for our guests, to make their business travel more pleasurable”

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has strong expansion plans in India and has recently announced a second property in the country, the Mövenpick Dharamshala Resort & Spa, an exclusive 110-room resort in the Northern Indian Kangra Valley due to open in 2013.

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