She appeared as the showstopper for Verma’s line called “Red Light” and kicked off the Kolkata Couture and Lifestyle Week.
“The collection was about the sex workers in a red light area so there was a lot of funkiness and a lot of character,” Verma explained.
Rituparna appeared to be ecstatic with the dress and remarked, “I am very happy to have walked in this dress. May be this will be my saree for the pujas.”
Apart from trying to capture the naughty women image through drape tunics and crystal embellishments Verma also showcased jewellery from Asmi.
Designer Nisha Sagar showcased a collection heavy sarees with zardousi work that presented a combination of hand and machine embroidery.
“My collection is of total bridal outfits with stress on heavy embroidery to make one look glamorous,” Sagar said.
City based model Reshmi Ghosh appeared as the showstopper decked in an eye catching bridal outfit sporting a blouse with a flowing “lehenga” having 128 colours.
“The collection is so Indian and so beautiful. I don’t think I have ever looked more beautiful,” Reshmi said.
Designer Aslam Khan proved to be a revelation and certainly received the loudest applause despite a scanty crowd who heartily cheered for a fresh looking collection of men and women’s wear.
The designs were machine made with line texturing on off white and maroon bases of cotton, tussar and tussar silk.
“The most important part was the fact that they were machine made design as opposed to the use of hand embroidery which has become repetitive. Apart from the machine texturing there are a lot of pinups, piping and other intricate works,” Khan said.
(Reporting by Arnab Chakraborty / Photos Avishek Mitra )