Bengal Fashion Week 2014 Highlights

Bengal Fashion Week 2014 Highlights

March 7, 2014

The Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week in collaboration with Storm Fashion Company mesmerized the fashion lovers of Kolkata for three days as the ramp dazzled with some of the most exquisite collections of renowned designers from all over the country. The beautiful amalgam of incredible textures, silhouettes, style and colours bewitched the fashion world’s who’s who as they experienced a visual treat of fascinating designs from a unique league of top designers.

First day first show

Day one saw Kolkata’s very own ace designers Jaya Mishra, Jyoti Sachdev Iyer and Agni Mitra Paul wowing the audience with their extraordinary designs. Renowned couture designer Jaya Mishra opened the show with her ‘High Couture Bridal Collection’ consisting of colorful, feminine and lavish bridal attires as well as her Gothic International bridal wear fused with frills and collars to give an exotic Elizabethan feel.

Manoviraj Khosala with Mahaakshay Chakarborthy and Sonalli Sehgall

Setting the ramp on fire was Bollywood actor, Richa Chaddha, one of the showstoppers for Jaya Mishra’s show. She was joined by none other than the Kingfisher Calendar 2014 girl Ketholeno Kense (Leno) who added to the glam quotient with her poise and beauty. Actress Mumtaz Sorcar sizzled on the ramp as the third showstopper. Renowned Sufi singer Shadab Faridi of 'Jashn e Ishqa' and 'Malang, Malang' fame performed live while the models were walking the ramp for Jaya Mishra.

Following this, Kolkata based designer Agnimitra Paul presented her ‘Woman of Substance’ collection inspired by the independent Indian woman of present times who represent a perfect blend of sensuality, elegance and grace. Actress Rituparna Sengupta along with Poulami Ghatak, the famous tennis player and Shashi Panja walked the ramp for Agnimitra Paul.

Jyoti Sachdev Iyer took over the show with a fabulous display of exquisite ensembles with minimalistic embellishments. Her collection, inspired by the vintage 1950’s era, highlighted uniquely styled Indianized drapes in soft pastel shades which are a must have in every chic woman’s wardrobe. Formed Miss India World Natasha Suri and model Sonika Chauhan, the showstoppers walked the ramp with great poise and elegance.

Models walking the ramp @ Bengal Fashion Week

Sizzling second day

The day two of Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week brought forward the best of style and glamour to the ramp. Kolkata based designers Mona Pali opened the show with their latest collection inspired from the colours and symbols of political parties in India.

AD Singh took over from Mona Pali and set the mood for evening with his ‘Crystallized’ collection. The collection epitomized feminine sensuality with ultramodern cuts and styles accentuated by flamboyant silhouettes completely encrusted with Swarvoski crystal components that redefined shimmer and shine in the bridal couture. Reshmi Ghosh, the show stopper of his show provided the perfect attitude and poise for his distinctively alluring collection.

The very talented Jattinn Kochhar, showcased his collection Me & I. The collection represented duality in our lives - the existence of our dark side coexisting with our bright side, just like a mirror reflection. True to his signature style monochrome black, grey and white spiced with dashes of hot pink and black lace ruled the ramp. Walking for him was the stunning actor Meera Chopra who stole the show with her grace and elegance.

Some amazing fashion works

The second day concluded with Rocky S, showcasing some exquisite high fashion holiday wear as a part of his ‘Rocky Star Resort’ collection. Amalgamating style with leisure, the collection comprised of kaftans, swimsuits, jumpsuits and dresses in unconventional prints, flowy breathable fabrics and easy going silhouettes. The showstopper Koel Mallick, exuded free-spiritedness and enigma and enhanced the essence of the collection. Actor Riya Sen added to the glamour and glitterati.

Last but not the least

The final day of the Kingfisher ULTRA Bengal Fashion Week peaked the stylish event’s glamour quotient as a host of unique designs and patterns were showcased by top designers – Mona Pali, Mumtaz Khan, Aslam Khan and Manovi Raj Khosla.

Kolkata’s very own Mona Pali, opened the show with their ethnic collection. Simplicity is the mother of beauty and that’s what their collection showcased.  Showstoppers, model and actor Ushoshi Sengupta and the winner of #KFUltraShowStopper, Nikita Luther mesmerised the audiences with their grace and elegance.

Mumtaz Khan, a Bhopal based top designer, presented his collection ‘Save Earth’ which showcased natural fabrics with non chemical, eco-friendly and vibrant patterns, highlighting traditional Indian tribal prints in a classy setting. Actors Shoaib Khan and Nusrat Jahan, the showstoppers for Mumtaz epitomized ethnicity with style.

It was a riot of colours on the ramp as ace designer Aslam Khan showcased his western wear collection in bright glittering colours. Walking for him were ex- Miss Asia Pacific Hemangani Singh Yadu and Tollywood actor Vijaya Dey.

Riot of colours @ Bengal Fashion Week

With a live band performance by ‘One Night Stand’, the grand finale show of Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week by Manovi Raj Khosla got the crowd grooving to the retro tunes. Bright colours, sequins, layers of velvet on fabric and glamorous models in swimsuits, bikinis set the stage on fire. Style ambassadors Mahaakshay Chakarborty and Sonalli Sehgall strutted down the runway as they walked the ramp for Mr. Khosala.

Logging in to social media

Continuing the fashion momentum on their social media page and to bridge the world of a commoner to the world of spotlights, Kingfisher ULTRA had run Twitter campaign #KFUltraShowStopper giving consumers an opportunity to walk the ramp during the fashion week. The lucky winner, Nikita Luther walked the ramp for Mona Pali, dressed like a million bucks and owned the ramp like a professional model.

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