Trend spotting on the runways

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.

Maushmi Badra- PAL Collection, Label name: Agni

  Emphasis: Silk brocade, velvet, net, tissue, velvet and cotton fabrics

  Haute Trend: Big borders in lehengas and turbans used as bridal head gear for men

  Influences: Strong women who celebrate womanhood.

  Make-up: Bright red lips with winged black eyeliner.

  Hair: Central parted, open hair

  Take away: Turban was used as a stylish accessory for men. Black and sheer white, make exotic combinations as bridal wear

Abhishek Dutta-Collection to support breast cancer awareness

  Emphasis:Ancient embroidery with futuristic cuts

  Haute Trend: Asymmetrical cuts in women’s wear

  Influences: Bohemian with mysterious allure in the ensemble

  Make-up: Pink eyebrows in support of breast cancer and minimal makeup

  Hair: Tied back knot

  Take away: Light pink blazer, kurta and white sheer scarf used as accessories for men.

Ramesh Dembla- DEVI collection- Krishna Dembla Label

  Emphasis: Floor length lehangas and golden zari borders for both men and women.

  Haute Trend: Twisted fabric with zari flares used at the end of dupattas as part of women bridal wear.

  Influences: Varied avatars of Goddess Durga.

  Make-up: Thick well-groomed eyebrows with pink neutral gloss lips and thick winged black eyeliner. Golden eyeshadow was also seen.

  Hair: Open hair

  Accessories: Heavy waistband in bronze shade. Bronze necklaces were teamed with plain blouses.

  Take away: Big, ruffled borders. Golden waistcoat for men’s bridal wear.

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