Here are all the highlights from Pune Fashion Week that happened last week, with special SC thoughts!
Day 1 kicked off with Rajdeep Ranawat’s collection named ROCOCO GOES TROPICAL. The designer fused European culture in terms of colors and embroideries, combined the feel of the orient, the commercial charm of vintage and the essence of the generic cuts and silhouettes that ooze elegance and create stance for all.
Designer Amy Billimoria strongly supports Eco fashion, curbing textile wastage and keeping the reuse, reduce and recycle as the core essence of her collection, EARTH 21. Fun fact – the entire collection was made and completed in four and half days!
Ulka Bafna Vhora is a Pune based designer who owns a successful bridal studio. Her design philosophies are inspired from underplaying traditional extremities. Her color palette included dark colors to oranges, blues greens and maroons, each one depicting different strengths and roles of women.
Day 2 started with Nivedita Saboo’s artistically grand collection. Beautifully textured fabrics, innovative methods, exquisite surface ornamentation and weave design and details created utter perfection.
Giesha Designs by Paras and Shalini was a pretty affair, featuring lace like patterns , botanical floral applique work and embroidery. Fabrics were rich and soft , silky taffeta and heavy jerseys punctuated by intricate laser cuts.
Zanaaya Couture by Shouger Merchant Doshi was all things ‘trenditional’ – a chic and trendy way of draping indo-western outfits , while keeping the Indian traditional elements alive.
On Day 3, Anjali Khushalani’s collection was inspired from the Renaissance period. The designs were very royal but with a contemporary spin to them.
Joy Mitra’s simple yet wholly chic collection was charming and the way he blends earthy shades in a range of fabrics like chiffons and brocades enhanced with vegetable dyes, kalamkaris, ajrakhs and block prints impressed us no end.
Satya Paul’s Disney inspired collection, Mono Pop has already been given raving reviews by StyleCracker in a previous post. The bold prints and brightly-colored designs make it a cheerful collection!
Suneet Varma gave a wonderful finale to the fashion extravaganza that was the Pune Fashion Week. SC loved the collection, especially his bold, edgy take on traditional Indian silhouettes.