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  • Bangalore Fashion Week 2016 Highlights

    Bangalore Fashion Week 2016 took centre stage from the 4th-7th February, and unveiled some spell bounding collections. DESIblitz has the highlights.

    Bangalore Fashion Week 2016 Highlights

    The gorgeous Gautam Gulati strutted his stuff for designer, Pria Kataria Puri.

    The 14th edition of Bangalore Fashion Week took place between February 4 and 7, 2016, and presented an array of talented designers and collections.

    The Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel was centre stage for a variety of celebrities and fashionistas, who showcased an eclectic abundance of gorgeous designs, from the bizarrely brilliant, to the stylishly chic.

    The weekend extravaganza set the bar for upcoming fashion shows this year, and most definitely lived up to its much anticipated hype.

    DESIblitz brings you the highlights of the entire expedition, shortlisting the best collections that were presented from the 46 designers.

    Day OneBangalore-Fashion-Week-2016

    The first day of Bangalore Fashion Week saw designers such as Michelle Salins and Ramesh Dembla send models down the catwalk in exquisite ensembles.

    Demure, traditional wear was presented by Mable Thomas, whose collection saw pastels, creams, and deep reds dominate the runway.

    The showcase even saw actress, Parvathy Nair turn showstopper for her final design, which was rich in colour, threading, and embroidery.

    Oxolloxo was also another eye catching segment on day one.

    Simple, sophisticated outfits redefined fashion through its collection, which saw hints of a slightly Westernised style.

    Blazers, jumpsuits, and mini dresses were vivid in geometric, floral and linear prints which offered a truly encapsulating sight.

    But perhaps the highlight of the day came from ace designer Mr Ramesh Dembla, who unveiled a truly enchanting collection.

    In what seemed to follow a fairy tale premise, each piece was futuristically grand.

    From elaborately designed head pieces to angel wings, and even body armour, it was everything we could have wished for and more.

    A silver colour palette dominated the entirety of the show, which was also draped with mystical branches either side of the catwalk.

    Many designs had voluminised layerings on the skirts, which created stunningly striking silhouettes.

    Figure hugging attires draped each model’s frame, forming a gorgeously feminine take on fashion.

    Day TwoBangalore-Fashion-Week-2016

    Day two of Bangalore Fashion Week saw an outstanding collection from Idea World Wide, which comprised of visually enthralling textured pieces.

    As well as traditional attire, we were presented with an array of abstract, cut out attires.

    Feathered skirts, playing cards, and even world maps were incorporated into the collection, which truly enticed onlookers with curiosity.

    Amidst the artistically enthusiastic designs were modest, sophisticated ensembles.

    Designers Anjana and Anamika also featured their label, Anjana Mishra, which truly encapsulated classic, traditional style.

    Soft mint colours prevailed throughout their presentation, with the occasional royal blue making an appearance.

    This collection was entirely for the modern day woman. Sheer net materials sashayed over a selection of tops, creating a hint of sensuality within specific outfits.

    Heavy embroidery was a defining factor of the collection, which in turn constructed a look of grandiosity and elaboracy.

    Rehane also put together an elegantly vibrant array of designs, presenting a compilation of prints and silhouettes.

    Day ThreeBangalore-Fashion-Week-2016

    The penultimate day to Bangalore Fashion Week definitely raised the style bar.

    Niharika Vivek unveiled some enthralling designs which comprised of timeless fashion and vivid colours.

    Indian embroidery was fused together with Western patterns on a variety of materials.

    The collection was an amalgamation of glamour, grandeur, and sophistication, which dazzled fans and fashionistas alike.

    Bijay Gupta then presented his creations which were inspired by French Arabic culture.

    Pastel colours prevailed throughout, which only heightened the beauty of the swarovski crystals and pearls that were embellished onto each drape and cut.

    A definite defining moment of the entire weekend was Ashok R Maanay’s collection.

    Taking influence from modern day China, Maanay incorporated mandarin patterns flared with bright hues of reds and oranges, creating an aesthetically vibrant presentation.

    Stunning headpieces, intricately designed borders, and beautifully created lehengas appeared one after the other, and made this collection one to beat.

    Layering and texturising was a key feature for Riya Kodali, who showcased a dreamy collection of ensembles.

    With dresses hand crafted by Indian artisans, the embroidery was maximally perfect, with sparkle and glamour pouring from every design.

    One avatar which caught our eye was the blue and gold ruffled skirt. The blend of white and sea blue formed a perfect fusion of light and dark, which was beautifully met with a golden border.

    Day FourBangalore-Fashion-Week-2016

    The final day of the extravaganza saw a show stopping appearance of the gorgeous Gautam Gulati who strutted his stuff for designer, Pria Kataria Puri.

    Draped in a printed cut out creation, the actor gave his best walk alongside supermodel Waluscha De Sousa.

    The two completely rocked Pria’s designs, which leaned towards a rural, animalistic theme.

    Aanchal Jaggi released an array of stunningly chic ensembles which were rich in colour and detailing.

    Her finale piece was perhaps her most dazzling, with gorgeous golden prints enthralling the outfit from head to toe.

    From one gorgeous collection to another leads us on to Faconner, by Arshi Jamal.

    Infusing traditional lucknowi embroidery with zardosi and chikankari, the collection brought to life classic, regal wear.

    Ranging from creams, white, pinks, and reds, each design varied in style, yet maintained the ever present grandeur which Arshi so desired to portray.

    With over 40 designers and an array of different styles, Bangalore Fashion Week 2016 offered onlookers elegant, elite clothing.

    It had it all, from elaborate, westernised designs, to traditionally chic lehengas.

    With so much selection, this may have been the best Bangalore Fashion Week we have seen to date.

    Danielle is an English & American Literature graduate and fashion enthusiast. If she isn't finding out what's in vogue, it's classic Shakespeare texts. She lives by the motto- "Work hard, so you can shop harder!"

    Images courtesy of Bangalore Fashion Week Facebook page


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