India Beach Fashion Week, Asia’s largest resort wear fashion symposium concluded Season 3 with a high decibel grand finale show crafted by Varun Bahl showcasing his impressive creation inspired from the tropical forest. This year IBFW powered by Audi saw a lot of excitement and panache with some of the most popular designers presenting their flamboyant resort wear collections including stalwarts like Neeta Lulla, Asmita Marwa, Mayyur Girotra and Darshi Shah-Bhavin Trivedi, Falguni & Shane Peacock.
Varun Bahl’s creation was inspired by though that nocturne is a way to travel through time and geography and hence used simple and classic cuts in his designs which allowed for layering and styling. The colour palette was stimulated from tropical forests of Gauguin and vintage wallpaper patterns and the intricate amalgamation of design and innovation in his creation was a fitting closure to the awe-inspiring fashion week.
The closing day continued to charm the audience with a series of other interesting collections being showcased on the ramp which included the creations from Gabbana, Surbhi Bansal, Mrunalini Rao, to name a few. Gabbana’s collection for this year – A Summer Affair – was all about bold colors, prints, stripes, bold checks, yarn dyed chambrays while Chinar Shinde’s collection, “Lasrin” was all about solitary calmness, feminine spirit with boldness that defines every woman. Surbhi Bansal presented her collection ‘Urban Bagera’ consisting of luxurious fabrics, picturesque prints, abstract patterns and myriad shades. Mrunalini Rao presented her gorgeous collection created for romantic destination brides, ‘The Woodland Florette’, which was inspired by silhouettes of vine and blooming bunches in the woods of spring. The designs are apt for a perfect beach wedding with blooming flora around.
The attractions of the evening were the showstoppers Divya Khosla Kumar, Amyra Dastur and Sooraj Pancholi who graced the ramp with creations of Sukriti & Aakriti, Sangeeta Sharma and Anuj Madaan. Shibani Dandekar walked the ramp for Deme by Gabriella which was presented by Audi. Over the week, Tanisha Mukherjee and Zarine Khan also walked the ramp for Mayyur Girotra and Sanjukta Dutta.
Other key designer included the duo Isha and Garima, Kara by Kanchan Kulkarni, Darshi Shah & Bhavin Trivedi and Harshitaa Chatterjee Deshpande who presented her artistic collection HCD which was an exploration of duality between conformist and a rebel and demonstrated the modern Indian woman as well as a traveler.
The Fashion Week started on a high octave with Neeta Lulla opening the season, with a charismatic line at Museum of Goa alongside other dignitaries Shri. Francis D’Souza and Shri. Dilip Parulekar. This was followed by two days of endless display of talent for the coutnry’s fashion enthusiasts through a series of other ace designers like Mayyur Girotra, Bani Pasricha, Niyati Monga and Riddhi and Siddhi, who presented their latest designs for destination wedding and resort wear. Other interesting creations included Kanchan Kulkarni, Gabbana, Neha Godara Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande to name a few. Another highlight was, ‘Sangria by the Sea’ which was a collaborative effort to bring together the stalwart fashion designers and the fraternity to network and discuss about the changing dynamics of the industry. This light and suave session also showcased the creative work by the students of Rachna Sansad School of Fashion and Textile Design.
The euphoric participation and turnout for this season is a testimonial to the stature of IBFW being Asia’s largest resort wear fashion week and arguably the only fashion week that collaborates fashion with stimulating conversations.
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