16th Edition Bangalore Fashion Week 2017- Day 3

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I always had a dream that someday I should attend fashion week which came true this year on 4th February 2017 when I got a chance to be the part of 16th Edition of Bangalore Fashion Week for day 3. I can’t tell you in words that it was such a nice feeling and I enjoyed every bit of the day. Read more to know the details ūüôā

Bangalore Fashion Week 2017 serves as a platform for designers to showcase their collection in front of the fashion fraternity. The event is Bangalore’s prime fashion display of top talents from across the country. The four-day spectacular event took place from February 2nd-5th, 2017 at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Rajaji Nagar.

The event started at 2 pm on 4th February 2017 (Day 3):

  1. Dream Zone ‚Äď Student Program (2pm)

DreamZone is a creative skill development initiative of CADD ¬†Centre Training Services Private Limited, a diversified global network of creative, engineering and management skill development institutes. Founded in 2005, DreamZone currently has 90+ centres across India.¬†There are over 70+ courses that they offer under these broad topics varying from Certificate courses to PG Diploma ‚Äď so students can pick based on their unique skills and time needs.

Under the student programme in association with Dream Zone at Wear.style Bangalore Fashion Week, students were  given a platform to showcase their talent in front of the industry experts

Dreamzone 1

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2. Switch by Sweta & Vishala (3pm)

Bose Cut, formed in June 2016, is a private label and company that designs, produces and distributes women‚Äôs western wear by duo designers Sweta and Vishala. The first collection released in August 2016 was very well appreciated by the customers. The company started distribution online and have offline store ‚ÄėFusion‚Äô in commercial Street, Bangalore.

BoseCut¬†displayed various elements in the design collection, which facilitate a change in the look of a single outfit. . With the addition of shoulder/hand gear and the use of metallic colour in the designs, the designers seek to portray an ‚Äúancient Egyptian‚ÄĚ look. The collection presented the concept of convertibles, where it can be altered to add a new look to the existing outfit. The colors theme is beach like coral, pebbles, sand, sunset, sunrise. Most of the collection had at least one element that can be detached from the outfit to give it a new look.

Bose cut 1

Picture courtesy: Bangalore Fashion Week


Picture courtesy: Bangalore Fashion Week

3. Honor to the end by Pooja Verma (3:15pm)

Pooja Verma is a promising fashion designer with a vision for future of fashion through her unique striking perspective. Her signature style borrows different craftsmanship mixed with modern technologies culminating in a look that is faithful to modern Indian aesthetics yet eccentric and International.

She has launched her self-titled label Pooja Verma, debuting as a part of Bangalore Fashion Week’s Gen Next show.¬†The concept is inspired by post-apocalyptic fashion. The materials that remain behind, when everything else decays, is the take off point for this collection. It is a dystopian fantasy/ fairytale of sorts. Where the ones who survive still have the will and desire to love and live beautifully at that.


4. Soucika by Kamal Raj Manickath (4pm)

Kamal Raj Manickath is the Founder and Creative Head of Soucika. He stepped into the fashion industry in the year 2007 starting his career by working at many renowned brands in the Middle East and UK. After moving back to India, Kamal launched his Label Soucika, in Bangalore in the year 2013.  Soucika has presented thrice in previous editions of Bangalore Fashion week and performed various prestigious shows for Indiranagar club, NAR India Conference and Indigo Golf Link.

Soucika has collaborated with online multi designer stores like Styletag, exclusively.in, glitstreet and many other e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Rediff, Limeroad and the like. Kamal Raj also takes the credit of dressing up some of the most beautiful South Indian celebrities like Parvathy Nair, Neha Saxena, Karthika Nair, Hari Priya and Neha Shetty.

This is one of my favorite collections of the day3 and I got a chance to interact with Neha Saxena, so forget to checkout the vlog video linked at the bottom ūüôā

Nupur Sahoo

Picture courtesy: Bangalore Fashion Week

5. Koens couture by Nupur Sahoo (6pm)

Koens Couture by Nupur presented vibrant colourful outfits and sarees with combination of rich fabrics like Chanderi, Banarasi, Gorgette, Cotton Kota, Sambalpuri Ikkat and Khandua Patta of her native Odisha. Sarees are hand embroidered  with Zardozi, Ari, and Silver Filigree work of Cuttack glorifies the rich Indian tradition.

Nupur is blessed with the talent to create mesmerising color combinations in modern outfits for young professionals under her label Koen Couture. She had earlier showcased her designs at 14th edition of Bangalore Fashion Week.

Collection Theme: Priyambada

The theme represents five different character of a woman-

  1. Power
  2. Aura
  3. Boldness
  4. Beauty and
  5. Feminine

Nupur Sahoo 2

Picture courtesy: Bangalore Fashion Week

6. Maanay by Ashok Maanay (8pm)

Ashok Maanay is the winner of the Best designer award in the International Fashion Week in Delhi and his regal collection which was showcased in the India London Fashion week was critically acclaimed. His expertise and creativity with handcrafted and organic designs. Gifted with such a mix of passion, inspiration and level of energy that his works transcends any boundaries of a set trend. Having left indelible imprints of recognition both nationally & internationally, he comes to show you colours of dreams.

Inspired by the golden Era of Silks, Ashok Maanay presented his tres nouveau collection SILKEN MASQUERADE , the collection has an ethereal undertone radiating glamour. The bright vibrant, and the typical colours of sunny day and vintage hues of gold, beige, ivory. The voluminous silhouettes have been teamed with intricate textures of embroidery work in satin threads on silk. The sheers and nude hues given every garment an element of mystery and enigma ‚Äď symbolic of today‚Äôs modern yet elegant woman.

For his man’s collection, the designer has reminiscent the finely crafted garments worn in Silk and tweaked to give it an improvised look to target those who appreciate intricacy and workmanship.¬† Traditional menswear with the amalgamation of the periodic trends with modern times, one can‚Äôt overlook the hand-crafted work on delicately designed ensembles.

Ashok Maanay 2

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Ashok Maanay

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Ashok Maanay 3

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Ashok Maanay 4 (1)

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7. Pura Vida in the Garden of Eden by Pria Kataaria Puri (9pm)

Pria Kataaria Puri is not only an internationally acclaimed Fashion Designer but also an avid globe-trotter. Her illustrious career, spanning over 20 years, has seen her add many feathers to her hat. From being one of the most trend-setting, sought after designers to having her own international celebrity chat show, her mission to take Indian fashion ahead and connecting globally to a larger audience, is bearing fruit with her dedicated exploits.

She¬†has single headedly made the¬†Kaftan¬†a ‚Äėmust have‚Äô in every woman‚Äôs wardrobe, and reinventing the garment constantly has earned her the title of Kaftan Queen.

Pria Kataaria Puri has received wide recognition for her work since she started her label. Her list of awards includes ‚ÄėBharat Yuva Ratna‚Äô award 1993 along with ‚ÄėBharat Vikas Award‚Äô 1998 for designing women‚Äôs wear, and many more awards such as ‚ÄúDHL Fashion Track Award‚ÄĚ at Lakme Fashion India for the most popular designer 2010 ‚ÄúGoodhomes Award‚ÄĚ 2014, ‚ÄúKelvinator Gr8 Women Awards‚ÄĚ 2012 for fashion, Best Dressed Award 2014 At The Bazar Middle East, Masala Awards 2011 international designer of the year, Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Award 2016 for breakthrough chat host. Her collections are available in boutiques in USA, Europe and the Middle East.

Kaftan and Resort wear queen, Pria Kataaria Puri’s latest collection, Pura Vida in the Garden of Eden showcased at the Bangalore Fashion Week, Spring-Summer 2017. The collection is highlighted with bold, fun colours and edgy silhouettes, which are perfect for the sunny days.

The collection has a Kashmiri influence and each design is personally digitized and enhanced by Pria and printed exclusively. It incorporates new styles of kaftan silhouettes like a maxi kaftan, jumpsuits, palazzos, dresses, tops, blouses and rompers in pure Italian silk. Off shoulder and cold shoulder cuts, bohemian sleeves, structured hemlines lend a feminine grace to the ensembles. Bold bikinis and racy cut-out swimsuits with complementing cover-ups are perfect for a beach date. The color theme is fuchsia, orange, red, mango yellow, pastel yellow, peach, off-white. Silk tassels, Chantilly lace, feathers and antique gold leaf embellishments add an enchanting touch.

Pria Kataaria Puri 2

Picture courtesy: Bangalore Fashion Week

Pria Kataaria Puri

Picture courtesy: Bangalore Fashion Week

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