Hello there cool peeps in the world,
In awesome news: I attended Day 1 of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2012 (Bangalore). But sadly I couldn't make it for Day 2, thanks to pre-exam-work et all. Can you believe that practicals are on this week and exams begin super soon? I haven't even gotten to opening my books, but whatever.
I'll be splitting my Day One at BPFT into three posts. 2 for the designer collections and 1 for my outfit and other mayhem-ness.
Also, it saw my experimentation with my new DSLR. Life is good you know? It was superb fun meeting new people and interacting with the jing and bing of the fashion world and some amazing b-town people. Now imma let the pictures speak for themselves with notes at the end about my opinions on the collections.
Nida Mahmood- Bombay Bun Maska
Nida Mahmood is known for her eclectic style and quirky collections. Also, one must note the catchy Indianized names that her collections always have, something very kitsch and Bollywood. Bombay Bun Maska started off on a colourful note and went with the colour all through till the end. The collection sees lots of ink blot inspired patterns and mix and match of diverse colours and patterns. Every now and then we also saw the spice of Bollywood on the blouses. Something that I was particularly intrigued by were the LED accessories. At first I thought it was only the floral head gear, but when the lights went off and the model walked on stage with a god like headgear and LED on her kitschy top, I must say I was definitely amazed and loved the collection all the more. Also, for the first time Nida has a capsule line for men that was rather simple with tie-dye shirts, dialogue tees, man scarves, nothing exquisite about it, but it was pretty nice.
I've been a fan of colours and maniacal approach to fashion for a long time and Nida's youthful way of looking at fashion and bringing about ultimate chic with colours and play on Indian elements is definitely appealing. Shazahn Padamsee walked the ramp for Nida as her show stopper in an exclusive piece that took everyone by storm. I loved the boho chic feel of the collection! Definitely very 'me'.
Raghavendra Rathore- Club Jodhpur
Raghavendra Rathore is known for his Western Indian fusion, with the Jodhpur touch and luxurious feel to the entire collection. I must say I was pretty impressed with Club Jodhpur's new collection as it saw some amazing textiles and heavy detailing, which I am a fan of. The Waistcoat and Dhoti were a common feature of the collection and I loved the intricate patterns and classy feel of the waistcoats. The collection is pretty grand and not something one can wear daily, but I don't think it was meant to be either. The clean cuts were pretty impressive and to top it all, when Kunal Kapoor walked on stage I was left flabbergasted. I've always thought he's cute and all, but seeing him live just made me all googly-eyed. Gosh, that dimpled smile and charming grace that he strode the ramp with was just *aaaah*. Anyway, I also particularly loved the footwear and the attention that was paid to every single detail. The best part about the collection is that its not all colours. Its colours juxtaposed with pastel tones and that's what makes it a hit!
And with that, we came to the close of the first part of the show, and I come to the end of this blog post. I will however be back with more BPFT action. Can you believe how many pictures I clicked? You won't believe it, so imma let you be at peace without telling you that.
Be back soon loves.
Till next time
P.S: Excuse me for the lack of visiting your blogs, I've been extremely sick for the past week or two, been in bed with tummy aches, headaches and what not. Gosh, I really need November soon. In other news this is my first post this month.
P.P.S: Stay tuned to The Sonshu to know what I wore to BPFT 2012. :) Coming soon.
What did you think of the collections? Leave a comment and let me know.