Designer Ramesh Dembla strikes a candid pose with his models at the event
The 9th edition of the Bangalore Fashion Week in association with HCG Foundation and Pink Hope helped in creating awareness about breast cancer with the help of the fashion community. Renowned designers like Abhishek Dutta and Arjun Khanna showcased their designs with the former designing a T-shirt supporting the cause and the latter creating an exclusive men’s line called ‘Men in support’ of the cause. The show also featured workshops on prevention and awareness of breast cancer by two renowned doctors.
The fashion week showcased mostly bridal designs and some innovative men’s wear with futuristic cuts and asymmetrical designs. Indian handlooms made a comeback with many designers showcasing them in their original glory or adding a western twist to them.
Celebrities like Kriti Kharbanda, Sanjana, Swara Bhaskar, Pankaj Bhatia, Karthik Jairam and many others walked the ramp.
Highlights of Day 2
Narendra and Pawan- Ravishing Rosette collection
Emphasis:Victorian styles which included net, silk and laces
Haute Trend: Feather flower dresses
Influences: Indian craftsmanship in glamorous western silhouettes
Make-up: Red hot lips, smoky eyes and thick-groomed eyebrows
Hair: High pony with straight hair
Take away: High waist jackets paired with bridal lehengas and cape used as a veil in bridal wear
Pria Kataaria Puri:Luxury resort collection
Emphasis: Long and flowy fabrics for beach wear
Haute trend: Florals prints like cherry flowers and azaleas were splashed on the swimwear
Influences: Flowery kingdom of China
Make-up: Coral lips, thick-well groomed eyebrows, blue eyeshadow and mascara
Hair: Taut top knot wrapped with braided hair
Take away: Sheer kaftans for beach wear
Diana Marjana Kovacevic: Sarikini label
Emphasis: Floral prints and motifs and soft fabrics
Haute trend: Mini sarees were experimented with. Also sarees wrapped around tiger print mini skirts were seen on the ramp.
Influences: Western and Asian cultures
Make-up: Bold, black eyes with grey and black shadow and well groomed eyebrows
Hair:Open puff hairstyle
Take away: Mini skirts accessorised with a dupatta and white feather flower dresses.
Highlights of Day 3
Shaila Gupta- Imperialism Collection
Emphasis: Grecian gowns with a touch of Indian traditional style
Haute Trend: Shoulder pads in dresses and hand-embellished head gear
Influences: The era of Imperialism with military-esque touches
Make-up: A tinge of Gold on the lips added to the glam factor. Layers and layers of gold eyeshadow was used. The shadow was not restricted to the eye lid, it also covered the upper eyebrow and extended till the side hairline. Light black-grey smoky eyes were also part of the look.
Hair: Teased open hair accessorised with chain head gear, resting on the crown of the head
Take away: Fun chain headgear which can be worn as a party or bridal wear.
Sagar Tenali- The Beauty of Silence Collection
Emphasis: Bridal full length attires
Haute Trend: Men’s bridal wear lehengas paired with kurtas
Influences: Mughal influences with big borders and nature motifs
Make-up: Bold smoky eyes and coral lips
Hair: Open, messy hair
Take away: Bold attempt made by the designer in attempting men wear lehengas paired with kurta.