Subtle tones, handwoven textiles, splash of neon shades and creative sensibilities defined day one of Ganga Florentina presents ABIL PuneFashionWeek 2013 in association with Xerbia, partnered by Quintessentials.
With designers Vaishali S, Shweta Kapur, Shivan & Narresh, Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini showcasing their collection for Rudraksh and Shipra Malhotra, all the collections exuded style with elan.
Hosted at The Westin, the fashion extravaganza saw designer Vaishali S raise the curtain with her collection inspired by spiritual life. It wasn’t just the models who displayed her collection on the ramp, off-stage we spotted Rasika Wakalkar don the designer’s outfit which included a white cape on which the design on the border was created out of cotton wicks. Adding colour and festivity to the ramp was designer Shipra Malhotra’s collection. Actor-model Bruna Abdullah was the showstopper for her show.
While designer Swati Vijaivargie chose to experiment with paintings and motifs in her collection, Paras Bairoliya who closed day one, experimented with traditional Indian silhouettes.
Adding oomph on the ramp were designers Shivan and Narresh’s collection. They showcased holiday wear, in a range of blacks, greys, pinks and purples. Each design showcased on the ramp, made a statement of its own. Elated to be a part of the fashion week, Shweta said, “Pune has been very kind to me. It has a good fashion market and I am glad to be part of it.”
Speaking on the occasion, Badal Saboo, managing director, ABIL Pune Fashion Week said, “We have always strived to not only showcase the work of the best of the best in fashion but also bring forth newer talent, This year we have just gotten bigger and better, bringing together a combination of great talents and designs.”
Black is one colour that usually should not be worn during festive and auspicious days, if superstitions are to be believed. But rules are meant to be broken! To stand out this festive season, bring out all your 50 shades of black and look like a sultry goddess. To get you inspired, we break down the looks of three celebs who worked the ethnic black look like gifted artists with a fascinating foresight.
This outfit defines grace and elegance. Embroidery on the waist and sleeves keeps the outfit interesting and makes the waist look smaller. The big gold border at the bottom adds the wow factor to the otherwise simple outfit. Since the neckline is simple, don’t be afraid to pile on neckpieces on an elegant outfit like this one.
Sultry and beautiful, Bipasha Basu gets it right in a black lehenga. You can break your entire black look by wearing a different colour dupatta. To emulate this look, wear coloured jewellery in red and greens for it to stand out from the black. A classic red bindi with red lips is perfect for this look.
Black and gold is one of the most stunning combinations. If you are going for this much coveted combo, opt for a sheer black blouse with a gold embroidered lehenga like Sonam and add a plain black silk dupatta to it. For a traditional Rajasthani look, wear uncut chokers, pile on cuffs and bangles and add a borla or a mang-tikka.
At the recent PCJ Delhi Couture Week and India Bridal Fashion Week, multiple designers aimed to update Indian bridal wear by featuring the sari gown, a silhouette that combines the traditional structure of a sari with the more easy-to-wear, hands-free gown. Monisha Jaising’s ensembles were neon, embellished and bold, Gaurav Gupta’s were more revealing and risqué, while Masaba Gupta’s version replaced the blouse with a deconstructed tuxedo jacket.
Satya Paul showcased its collection at the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week , Masaba finally made her debut as creative director.
“I’ve been working on this show since late last year. Like pieces from my own label, this collection comes with a little part of me. But Satya Paul is a legacy that dates back to 30 years.’she says.
Sanctity of the Sari
Ask a woman of her mother’s generation and she will tell you she treasures her Satya Paul like fine-wine. And so it is the younger generation that Masaba is vying for. “As a nation, we’re obsessed with gowns. Most young women from urban backgrounds think of the sari as strictly occasional wear. And that is something I wish to change with this prêt collection. Of course, Satya Paul is synonymous with a whole range of silhouettes. So I’ve mixed things up a bit with tunics and dresses,” she said.
As the collection revealed itself yesterday, the lipstick took centrestage. Phone booths and ink stains adorned the rest of the collection. Peter pan collared blouses accompanied the saree as shifts, A-line dresses and midis made an appearance. Suspenders formed the key accessory for an ensemble that combined the maxi skirt with a cropped top. Another element of surprise came in the form of lipstick print vanity kits. “In order to make the collection youth-friendly, it is necessary to quirk things up a little,” she said.
bridal menswear by designers Shantanu and Nikhil
the white and golden combination given by Tarun Tahiliani
Amazing statement made by Rohit Bahl
Bridal couture by Tarun Tahiliani
This golden elegance defined by Preeti S Kapoor
Amazing balck golden dress with matching head accessories by Shantanu and Nikhil
different shades of red and pink matched with golden zari border
Huma Quereshi in bright pink saree