Category Archives: Fashion

Shazhan Padamse dazzles Mumbai ramp

Mumbai, Apr 29 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS):  Jewellery brand Gitanjali Group presented a fashion extravaganza at the ‘Equine Racing Excellence Awards”, held at the Mahalaxmi race course on Saturday.

As the city’s crème de la crème and racing aficionados gathered to felicitate the derby champs and honour the thrilling performances witnessed at the racing season, Gitanjali Group put together a fashion show of classy couture designs created by ace designers Rohhit Verma and Asif Merchant and also showcased an eclectic range of jewellery offered at the Great Indian Wedding Carnival 2012.
 The models sashayed to the captivating numbers performed live by singer- composer Shibani Kashyap while she enthralled the guests with her melodious voice.

The entertaining evening was a perfect blend of fashion and finesse, with models donning beautiful designs by Rohhit Verma & Asif Merchant and walking the ramp in stunning Gitanjali Jewellery.

Bollywood actress Aamna Sharif was the show stopper while TV actor Chahat Khanna opened the grand fashion show by designer Rohhit Verma.
Rohhit’s Hare collection represented the transformation of a young girl, capturing the various moods through the garments and portraying the saga by the creative means of fabric colors and styling.

The glamorous evening continued as Shazahn Padamse dazzled on the ramp in Asif Merchant’s garments.

Asif’s collection was a tribute to Mumbai and Maharashtra; created using traditional Maharashtraian fabrics like pathnis, navaris which were transformed into flowing gowns and formal wear for both women and men.

His creative use of traditional fabrics and colors like black, dusty pinks, ivory and gold made each outfit stand out.

Brand Ambassador Shazahn Padamse also unveiled the eclectic range of Gitanjali jewellery showcased at the Great Indian Wedding Carnival 2012.

Vivek Jain, Chairman, RWITC said on the occasion: “The event recognises and rewards the best performances and performers of the season and gives us an opportunity to savour the glory of what has been…and what is yet to come.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mehul Choksi, Chairman and Managing Director, Gitanjali Group, said, “We will continue our association with the organisers, participants and patrons of the racing world and promise to bring more entertainment next season.”

Hiran Chatterjee, Nusrat Jahan to walk ramp: Fashion and Design week

Kolkata, Mar 13 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Tollywood actors Hiran Chatterjee and Nusrat Jahan are going to sizzle the ramp as showstoppers at the first season of Fashion and Design week in Kolkata on Mar 15 and 16 organzied by Pacific Entertainment Management.
Both the days of the fashion show will showcase designs of eminent designers as well as newcomers.
The fashion show will be choreographed by model-turned-artist Pinky Kenworthy.
Fashion designers like Sadan Pande, Sampoorna (Santanu Mandal), Sumit Dasgupta, Esquire (Surbhi Pansari), Aslam Khan, Soham Chakraborty, Farheen Bushra Rahman, Babita Malkani, Rimi Nayak, Sourabh Srivastav and Debasree are expected to showcase their collections in the fashion week.
Other than these names, designers from two neighbouring countries that are Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will also participate in the fashion show.
Speaking about the fashion show, Prasanta Saha, CEO, Pacific Entertainment Management said: “We want to promote fashion in the city and give platform to the young talents to establish themselves.”
“We want to promote new designers and models to create a good and fashionable market in the city,” he added.
(Reporting by Tani Roy; Photos by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Model Mallika Haydon at PUMA’s FAAS test

Mumbai, Mar 5 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Kingfisher model Mallika Haydon participated in PUMA’s FAAS test which was held in Mumbai on Sunday.

Sporting a casual yet chic avatar, Mallika looked stunning in Puma apparel and a funky pair of FAAS sneakers.

“Puma faastest Indian – search for the fastest man and woman in India is a remarkable initiative by Puma. I think it’s a great platform for the participant and a great opportunity for the winners to meet Usain Bolt- the fastest man on the planet,” said Mallika.

“Puma has been one of my favourite brands. I wear it to my gym and when I run. I had to be the part of this event for two reasons – I love running and it’s PUMA,” she said.

PUMA Faastest Indian challenge is a hunt for India’s Faastest man and woman to be held in seven cities across India including Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi NCR and Chandigarh.

Zeenat Aman walks at Jaipur Fashion Week

Jaipur, Mar 5 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Blenders Pride Jaipur International Fashion Week (BPJIFW) Spring Summer 2012 witnessed 11 Indian and 2 international designers coming together to set new trends in the pink city of India, Jaipur.

This edition included showings by three local designers along with 8 established Indian designers and two international designers.

BPJIFW had a grand opening with collections showcased by designer Aruna Singh and a glamorous BPJIFW ‘Grand Finale’ which celebrated 25 years of Mona Pali, one of India’s most popular couture designer duos.

Bikram Basu, VP-Marketing, Pernod Ricard India, the presenting sponsors for the fashion week said, “The brand’s participation only helps build this association further and in an important and emerging fashion hub.”

Gaurav Sharma, CEO, Storm Fashion Company, said “Our vision to be a pan India fashion production and management company is further reaffirmed with the second edition of a global fashion property in Jaipur. We hope to support and present the best and finest talent in fashion.”

Mumbai Based designer Vikramjit Choudhury’s garments were inspired by the heritage cultures around the world.

Emphasis was on the use of surface ornamentation and textile development. Handloom and natural fabrics formed an integral part of his collections.

Model Harshita Saxena walked the ramp for Vikramjit.

The collection at the Mahindra Xylo Show showcased his experiences in the world of the prim and proper, to the power of the sexy chic. It was a mix of dresses in bright festive colours and embroidery.

Lida O’Reilly currently is the sole ambassador of Mauritian Haute Couture fashion design. She showcased her summer haute couture collection 2013 ‘Organic flow’ and was inspired by organic shapes and nature of our paradise island, Mauritius.

Former Miss Mauritius Anais Veeraptren and Former Miss India Natasha Suri walked the ramp as showstoppers for the collection.

For the Grand Finale Show, Kolkata Based Designers Mona Pali showcased their uber-haute ‘Phirkee’ collection.

Lace, crochet, tape, appliqué, latticework and thread work was fused into graphic patterns and prints to blend into an easy draped silhouette in soft sensual fabrics like chiffon and satin.

A vibrant colour palette came to life with pink, turquoise, blue and brown dominating the collection.

The collection celebrated rawness and earthiness juxtaposed with sophistication and elegance which was witnessed by Jaipur when they saw the golden diva Zeenat Aman walking the ramp.

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Zeenat Aman walks at Jaipur Fashion Week