The second day of the prestigious and the luxurious 6th edition of the Pune Fashion Week presented by BVLGARI was an extravaganza of style and vogue with a blend of glitz and glamour as the evening unfurled marvelous collections fabricated by designers including Designer Devaki, Anj by Anjoo, Bibi Russell and a make-up show by Zara. Pune’s annual rendezvous with fashion came to a glorious end with couturier Nivedita Saboo showcasing her new collection “Circa 2016”. Mr. World Rohit Khandelwal looked dashing as he walked the ramp for Designer Nivedita as the showstopper, for the dazzling grand finale.
The second day of the 6th edition of the Pune Fashion Week was even more plush and glamorous than the opening day with ace designer and couturier Nivedita Saboo showcasing a spectacular collection in the grand finale. Taking the syle quotient of the city a notch higher, couturier Nivedita Saboo played with myriad glistening colours of frosty English evenings, varied heritage techniques and regally elaborate silhouettes as she showcased the theatrically brilliant English renaissance set on this side of the Deccan plateau, Circa 2016.
Celebrating layering and an enchanting spectrum that together explores the limitless boundaries of fashion, the collection remoulds traditional hand-work, combining it with the designer’s signature techniques of pleating, appliqué work and quilting to present a runway that is brought to life with its classically romantic silhouettes. Capturing the poetic elegance and the romanticism of the Shakespearean times, the collection flirts with ruffles and drapes, creating layers to unify the abstract with the fluid in a palette comprising of frozen lavender, rose quartz, old rose, celtic and moonshine grey, sage green, tigerlilly peach, salmon to scarlet. Combining breathtakingly beautiful fabrics such as pure silk, dupion silk, taffeta, silk tulle with touches of satin to portray the regality and distinguished finesse of the bygone years, the Nivedita Saboo Autumn Winter 2016 line was a combination of a capsule collection showcasing wedding couture for the modern & global Indian. From impeccably constructed corsets and royal sherwanis, avant-garde lehengas, versatile gowns with lattice-work collars, gun-metal and gold surface ornamentation on classic Indian silhouettes, the line-up takes you in to its subliminal realm that is so beautifully familiar yet exudes mystery that keeps you intrigued, on your toes and, as always, asking for more. Mr. World Rohit Khandelwal looked dashing as he walked the ramp for Nivedita as the showstopper for the grand finale.
The evening also witnessed FAD, MIT, Int’l Hair and Makeup Zara show wherein makeup artists and hairstyling student Rajvi Vora, Khilti Savla, Kareen Parwani and Shaili Mehta put a fabulous “Creative Fantasy Makeup Fashion Show”. Students paraded their creations down the catwalk with themes like Universe, Snow Flakes, Dark Fantasy, Metallic Beauty, Flutter Beauty, Chess Look, Gemstones, Aqua, Ice Princess and English Candle.
Adding to the fashion quotient were shows of Veteran Designer Devaki of Kanya who showcased her fusion collection “Vaarsa” inspired from ethnic Maharashtrian fabric, embroidery inspired by Maharashtrian jewellery like waghnaki in pearls and zardosi and modern styles. Miss India Asia Pacific 2013 Shrishti Rana walked the ramp as showstopper for Designer Devaki.
Anj by Kouture showcased their latest bridal collection “Adarza” inspired by the “Sheesh Mahal” at Amer Fort, Jaipur. The collection incorporated motifs and embroidery from the intricate architecture of the palace. The color scheme of the collection takes you on a journey from pastels to deep shades of ivory, gold, peach, blush pink, sun yellow to deep maroon and red. The collection included heavy bridal lehengas, anarkalis and lighter range for other functions for family and friends. Actress Waluscha De Sousa looked a beautiful bride in Anj’s bridal collection as she walked the ramp as their showstopper.
Bangladesh Designer Bibi Russell showcased her collection inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and was a homage & tribute to Gandhi-ji and the crafts people of Rajasthan. The collection was made with incredible products of Rajasthan to support the fine artisans and craftspeople, to preserve their heritage and improve and innovate and help them sustain a better livelihood. Model Arry Dabas walked the ramp for Bibi Russell as the showstopper.
All in all Pune Fashion Week 2016 was an opulent affair with the best in fashion, luxury and Bollywood all coming together under one roof, making the 6th edition, very stylish, luxurious and innovative.