Explosions of color, expression of art, blending of aesthetics and fashion and cutting-edge designs were the hallmarks of the recent blenders pride fashion tour 2016 in Bangalore, Leela Palace. The 12th edition of blenders pride fashion tour was definitely the visual expression of ‘taste life in style’, with its impressive array of collection showcased by the designer, Masaba and the duo designers, Shane and Falguni Peacock. The evening opened with the red carpet entry for the guests where a lot of interesting conversation happened and this was followed by the cocktails and snacks. The show opened with an eccentric and artistic performance by BLOT, the very talented Kavya Trehan who perfected the ambience for the night. The demeanour of stylish models in stunning collections of the designers with the powerful voice of this artist coupled with an eclectic mix of edgy electronica beats, gave the evening a fizz and taste that was not just impressive but impactful too.
The observations made by me which could not have escaped the notice are-
- Masaba told that her collection was inspired by a burst of colours and chiefly monochromes. What we noticed in her designs was that layering is going to be in and chokers were almost an integral part of her models. The off shoulders ruled the scene and gold prints and motifs were the ‘it’ factor. The mononchromes ruled the ramp and started off with lighter hues and went on to culminate with the black. On her collection, designer Masaba said, “My collection for Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2016 presents a diverse story in classic monochrome with burst of colours and caricatures used as motifs and prints. Blenders Pride Fashion Tour which is all about ‘taste life in style’ is a fitting platform to showcase this edgy and stylish collection”.
- Falguni and Shane Peacock showcased fashion on completely different line, it was all about sheers and embellishments. Since, as the designers told, the designs which were showcased on the models were inspired by the prism theme, so we could clearly realise that it was all about transparency and lights and colours playing the game. The sheers were in various hues from gold, to wine red, to night blues and finally blacks with hugging body suits inside. The dense embellishments at the right places added glory and also drama to this dazzling collection. The models were wearing heavy ear rings and danglers and there was fusion for the jewellery was so Indian and it complimented the beautiful gowns which had trails which swept brilliantly behind the models as they regally walked the ramp. Designer duo Falguni & Shane Peacock said, “Our collection – ‘PRISM’ artistically blends international weaves with a futuristic take on embellishments. Casting modernity, we have crafted an international yet exquisite collection for a woman who likes to embrace a masterpiece. This collection fits in beautifully with the theme of ‘multiple reflections of style’ of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2016.”
- The eccentrically electrifying performance of Kavya Trehan made it all the more stylish, chic and free of any humbuggery, and imparted an energy to the whole affair which matched the hotsy- totsy looks of the show stopper Kriti Sanon who posed with elan and many a hearts must have skipped a beat. The simonised sleek hair of the models gave a uniformity to the whole affair.
- Arjun Kapoor, although wearing Satan and no.13 was as sweet as an angel, totally winning the hearts of the crowd who broke into applause as he modelled for Falguni and Shane Peacock. He looked glam in his blacks and did the justice to this glitzy evening.
Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2016 commenced its journey in Hyderabad and travelled to Kolkata, Gurgaon Mumbai culminating in Bengaluru. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Raja Banerji, Assistant Vice President, Pernod Ricard India, said,
“Being multi-faceted, dynamic and constantly surprising the world is the essence of ‘taste life in style’ for our consumers. Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, the most definitive expressions of style and good taste, brings the same alive through multiple reflections of style, with an eclectic mix of the most stylish in fashion, music and Bollywood. Blenders Pride Fashion Tour continues to deliver a never seen before and exciting experience to the consumers.”
Venue partner- Leela palace
Photo credits : Sandeep mv