This is our fifth time at Bangalore Fashion week and each season gives us something new in terms of fashion. The quest for right outfits and styling ideas is never ending but we always want to make it simpler for you. So here are some outfit inspirations you can get from Bangalore Fashion Week 16th Edition. The line up on Day 3 of BFW was Dream Zone, Switch by Swetha and Vishala, Honor to the end by Pooja Verma, Soucika by Kamal Raj Manickath, Koens couture by Nupur Sahoo, Maanay by Ashok Maanay and Pura Vida by Pria Kataaria
Soucika by Kamal Raj Manickath
Collection theme: Inamorato- A person’s male lover
Kamal Raj Manickath is the Founder and Creative Head of Soucika. This has been one of our favorite designers since last year. You can revist those posts here and here. Now, Soucika is one of the very few labels which has a massive reach in the whole of South India in just three years. Collection had some amazing Wedding wears in beautiful colors. They showcased color pairing for Men and Women which was very pleasant to the eyes. 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.
Maanay by Ashok Maanay
Collection Theme: Silken Masqurade
Inspired by the golden Era of Silks, Ashok Maanay presents his tres nouveau collection SILKEN MASQUERADE , the collection has an ethereal undertone radiating glamour. The ensembles exude sheer elegance and are dominated by 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 give every garment an element of mystery and enigma – symbolic of today’s modern yet elegant woman. Empowered with style, this collection is yet another showcase of Ashok Maanay’s trademark design to celebrate the Indian saree.
For his men 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, a pietra-dura motif embroidered on the shades of burnished gold and carnelian silks, one can’t overlook the hand-crafted work on delicately designed ensembles.
The ensemble intended to celebrate an esoteric romance, woven in silken thread and beaten metallic hues. The masquerade stands as the finest example of the art and culture of the bygone Venetian renaissance, and there by deriving their inspiration from those times, Ashok aspires to reflect a poetic flow in volume, layers, and impeccable garment construction through his extravagant collection.
Pura Vida in the Garden of Eden by Pria Kataaria Puri
Collection theme: Pura Vida in the Garden of Eden
Kaftan and Resort wear queen, Pria Kataaria Puri’s latest collection, Pura Vida in the Garden of Eden will be 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.
Pura Vida, meaning Pure Life in Costa Rican parlance, is all about looking good and feeling good. Hence it has been crafted in silk and satin sourced from Italy. The collection has a Kashmiri influence and each design is personally digitised 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 collection’s colour palette reflects the vibrant shades of a happy summer afternoon in a picturesque garden, and features hues such as fuchsia, orange, red, mango yellow, pastel yellow, peach, off-white. Silk tassels, Chantilly lace, feathers and antique gold leaf embellishments add an enchanting touch.
The couture resort wear collection is opulent, luxurious and glamorous, which can be worn from day into night, and suits any occasion from a holiday, festive season to a destination wedding. It is easily wearable, chic and free sized clothing which celebrates women who like to wear exotic clothing customarily, age and size notwithstanding.
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Photo Credits : Santosh Kamal