By: Sourendra Kumar Das
The 8th edition of Seagram’s Blenders Pride Fashion Tour started yesterday at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, bringing in all the A-listers under one roof for an uber chic fashion fiesta. We witnessed the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour in Kolkata too, the difference in Mumbai was the fashion fragrance that went around in the crowd and certainly the turn-out was more here.
A huge ramp that we loved was very unconventional yet served the purpose of adding a unique fashion quotient to the runaway. The opening show was by Falguni & Shane Peacock who had very quirky style as their theme was Space-age Rockstar meets Cyber-couture that took a futuristic approach, transforming classic silhouettes into clean minimalist shapes with high-tech fabrications. The gorgeous Sonakshi Sinha dazzled the ramp in a black outfit as the showstopper for the designer duo.
Gavin Miguel’s collection named “Stairway to Heaven (Heavenly Abode)” had colours that were very heavenly and angelic with ivory and champagne blending gradually into lemon, light pink, lavender, ice blue with bits of nude shades and finally white. Kangana Ranaut was the showstopper for Gavin who sported a stylish white gown with a low neckline that were awed by the audience.
Asmita Marwa’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ line was an apt resort holiday wear that was inspired by 60’s and 70’s Woodstock era of fashion when freedom, peace and music expression defined the lives of people. Rana Daggubati, the heartthrob of SouthIndian Film Industry set the ramp on fire in a sleeveless shirt and harem pants.
The closing designer Wendell Rodricks started the show with heartthrob Sahil Shroff in a chic swimsuit and female models around him that made even the front-row guests cheer. His collection had resort touch to it with chilli red, glow yellow, hot pink and neon orange as the prominent colours. The beautiful Indo-German actress Evelyn Sharma walked as the showstopper in a pink flowy gown with a low neckline that looked chic on her.
Spotted on the Front Row
Marc Robinson, Vikram Phadnis, Babita Malkani, Nachiket Barve and Riyaz Ganji.