Day 1: Bangalore Fashion Week 3rd Edition, July 2010

The BFW is definitely a good platform for designers as well as the models. We need more of it and I hope BPBFW also grows with the pass of time the models at the end of the day (laughs). There are many rare chances to happen something really different in any show, but, it’s always a good feeling to watch fashion shows, this time a lot of new faces, but there are the old ones too so if they work hard, they will surely reach great heights.

There are a total of 25 designers participating from all across the country in the BPBFW third edition. Some of the big names include the likes of Shymal and Bhumica, Michelle Sallins, Aslam Khan, Lina Tipnis, Ramesh Dembla, Archana Kochhar, Neerus and so forth. The grand finale will be by the very acclaimed designer, JJ Valaya better known as one of the fashion czars in the industry.

The first day of Blenders Pride Bangalore Fashion Week showcased some emerging designers, along with the ones who have been in the industry for some years now. The show was predominantly colors, lot of colors intricate embroidery, short dresses and gowns. The BFW will be open between July 22-25, which simply means that next three day will be a complete fashion fiesta with some of the country’s biggest designers  staging their very international collections. .

Along with six designers that included Jattin Kochhar, Checondra Sharan, Monika Mathuria, Arshi Jamal, Anju Modi and Shyamal Shodhan there was a the new addition to the ramp with The Diamond Show, which is scheduled to be  a mainstay through the fashion week in Bangalore.

Calling his show Jashn-E-Bahaara (Spirit of Joy), Arshi Jamal speaks about his collection. “There are a lot of traditional clothes in my collection today, like the lehangas. The clothes have got a lot of intricate detailing, which makes it very colorful. The personify the Indian festivals,” said Jamal. When asked about what he thought about the BPBFW, he adds: “It is a good platform for designers. News ones get a good opportunity to showcase their collection, whilst others get just another chance to enthrall people with their new collection.”

While Jamal’s collection a beautifully traditional line, Anju Modi’s showed that much of her inspiration came from the holy city of Banaras. The stand out, for they are very colorful,” said Modi, standing by the side of gorgeous Brazilian Giselle Monteiro, from the 2009 release of ‘Love Aaj Kal’. Ask her about her first experience in the BPBFW, she replies, “It’s great to come here and be a part of the show like this. I loved Anju’s collection; they are so Indian.” She adds: “I have been always told that I look so much like an Indian, and I guess when I wear something like this, it simply complements that.  Speaking to some of the new faces in the show this time, it was evident that Bangalore is definitely a place that everyone is looking at. All the three choreographers  Achala Sachdev, Rahul Dev Shetty, Sheetal Sharma made sure that there was a smooth flow in the show.

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