BFW 13th edition – Day 2

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The day2 of DF Silverline Bangalore Fashion Week 13th edition powered by Snapdeal showcased brightest emerging talents and veterans taking the audience on a fashion jounery. The day started with DREAM ZONE fashion school collections celebrating the people and places that inspired the budding designers.

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Chandri Mkherjee with model

Next was Chandri Mukherjee collection, which was inspired from temple walls of Bishnupur, West Bengal. The theme reflects the rich heritage & a unique form of architecture of Bengal Handicrafts and perhaps the most brilliant & detailed terracotta work in Eastern India. The intricate work on pure Bishnipuri silk in the looms of Bengal portrays the mythological scenes from Indian epic Ramayana & Mahabharata and enumerates the efficiency of the craftsmen. The Godess Sati, a personification of the divine female energy, flaunts in the baluchori woven sarees in a contemporary style in the Lands of Terracotta.

Priyal Kadkade showcased “The Holy House” is a collection that is inspired from Bellur Temple which is a south famous temple moves from vintage to historical richness. The fabrics which is used in this collection is predominantly silk. Also inspired from the period of art and architecture, the dramatic style of baroque and bellur temple carvings are transformed with finesse into paintings and intricate handwork. Infusing bold colours for the season and portraying the femininity and elegance through the contemporary cuts and layers, the collection is a beautiful blend of Indian and western silhouettes.

Pranjal Kadkade with models

Pranjal Kadkade with models

Nidhika Shekhar‘s Winter/Festive2015 collection is a celebration of beauty, style, femininity, individuality & sensuousness in vivid hues like nude, dusky pink, dusky aqua with shades of black & blue. Contemporary silhouettes & edgy detailing are the key elements of the collection. The collection is topped with intricate embroidery with zari, nalki, moti & sequence. It offers its customers a lifestyle concept for dressing which has everything from must have day wear to glamorous evening wear. The fabrics used are georgette, crepe, net mesh, jersey & leather.

Nidhika Shekhar with models

Nidhika Shekhar with models

The dresses designed by Riya Kodali for the Bangalore Fashion Week 2015 are inspired by the Flora and Fauna. The dresses display the vibrancy and sparkle that’s always seen in the Nature. This collection is particularly inspired by the marine life found in the ocean that covers most of our globe. The colours used are careful and bright yet retaining the subtleness that’s necessary to project the class. The designs reflect the Indian ethos with a blend of western influence. Every garment has been elaborately hand crafted by Indian artisans particularly skilled in the intricacy of each style of embroidery and traditional art handed down from family to family. The iridescent Lisa Ray, graced the ramp in an exquisite flouncy gown in blue with beautiful fish embroidery hand made with american stones featuring the theme of the show.

Riya Kodali with Show Stopper Lisa Ray

Riya Kodali with Show Stopper Lisa Ray

The collection ‘navrasa’ by Gaurang Saha is inspired by the nine sentiments of a woman while focusing on the emotions of a bride for the collection at Bangalore Fashion Week. The collection presents the modern age bride who is traditional and culturally rooted. The highlights of the collection are the jamdani sarees and ensembles in khadi, uppada, kanjeevaram, paithani, benarasi, patanpatola accentuated with zardosi embroidery, parsi embroidery, chikankari embroidery and hand-painted kalamkari. The bridal-festive line with elaborate drapes and silhouettes comprise flow anarkalis, lehengas, ghararas, kurtas and a line of sherwanis, kurtas, dhotis for the bridegroom. Floral and geometrics drawn from the nature are the hallmark of his creations. In kanjeevaram, the korvai weaving technique on the jacquard loom is revived with traditional motifs inspired by the temple art of the 16th century.

Gaurang Shah with Models

Gaurang Shah with Models

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