Blenders Pride Punjab International Fashion Week season 3 witnessed 10 designers coming together to set new trends in fashion and business in the fashion hub of Punjab. BPPIFW endeavors to promote, support and nurture an enigmatic list of budding designers along with collections of established designers who have shown on Indian as well as international runways and have made a mark or created a spark in the industry. For this season, BPPIFW also features 4 Punjab based designers. The hospitality partner for the BPPIFW is Aveda Hotels, Ludhiana.
Film actress, Simrankaur Mundi and actor Arjan Bajwa have been appointed as the Brand Ambassadors for BPPIFW. They will lend support and celebrate Day 1 of the most awaited fashion week to hit Punjab yet again this year.
The grand opening of the fashion week was done by Designer Jattinn Kochhar’s collection and Shibani Kashyap’s electrifying singing. Jattinn was supported by sensuous starlet as his showstopper – Simrankaur Mundi. He presented his collection ‘Love Song’. The collection is an amalgamation of all the emotions, reflexes, feelings, jubilation, triumphs, as well somber and sad thoughts that a love song can evoke.
The second day of the most awaited fashion week in Ludhiana saw designer Hari Anand, Shravan Kumar and Ramesh Dembla. Hari’s collection ‘Globe Traveler’ showcased a look that combines technical performance fabrics with practical fabrics and details. The global traveler was very simple but elegant and boasts of relaxed fittings. Miss Mauritius Anais Veerapatren was the showstopper for Hari Anand.
Shravan Kumar, a true fashionistas with an unparalleled command on trends and styles, presented his ‘videsi ho gayi – desi abi baki hai’ collection. The collection showcases Indian weaves which epitomize Indian aura and an ode to the weavers of India. Model Farah Hussain – Miss India (Beautiful Legs) 2012 featured as the showstopper.
Ramesh Dembla’s clothes speak of opulence and grandeur although his USP lies in the fact that these clothes are a big hit off the ramp as well. His collection ‘Dawn To Dusk’ is an attempt to recreate the splendor in the skies through a fine ensemble of Indian and Western haute couture. Actress Model Sonia Gill featured as the showstopper.
Rose Creations headed by fashion designer Sulakshana Monga has become the epitome of classic fashion with such a product line that it makes all wonder who the woman behind the label is. Inspired by a desire to bring out an individual’s deep intrinsic beauty, the finest fabrics and trims are researched and selected, with each garment being constructed by hand… always with a respect for old world craftsmanship and a passion for exoticism.
Excellent craftsmanship and high attention to detailing define the brand Libas by designer’s par excellence Riyaz & Reshma Gangji. Creating impeccably flawless garments with perfect cuts is an art which Riyaz is well versed in. ‘The Truth Collection’ was a wedding couture showcased by the designers. The collection was a depiction of fashion being re-invented in the form of a heritage collection. Leading Punjabi actress Jonita Doda walked the ramp.
Between the idea and reality, between the motion and the act, lie the will to succeed and excel. It is the same that has driven designer duo Mona Lamba and Pali Sachdev. Mona and Pali share a home and a cause: Designing. Hitting the catwalk more than two decades ago, the designer sisters have helped etch India on the international fashion map. This season Monapali presented an eclectic collection as hand crafted embroidered motifs in Kantha offset by block printing come to life in a blend of Indo-western and Indian silhouettes. A riot of vibrant colours came into play flirting with a mélange of muted hues. ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’s’ original ‘womenia’ – Huma Quereshi was the showstopper of the show.
Sonu Gandhi was in the most recent edition of Femina called the Fashion Diva of Punjab. She presented her collection this year in vibrant colors, cuts and styles keeping in mind the tradition of Punjab. Her wearable classy collection speaks of subtleness, simplicity and innovation. Punjabi Munda Jasvinder Bhalla & Nazia Hussain were the show stoppers.
Couturier Archana Kochhar has been showcasing her creation on Indian as well as International runways for the last decade. Traditional yet modern, Archana’s collections spell sheer uber chic. Archana Kochhar presented two collections. The first is Archana Kochhar for Copperstone where her collection for Men is aptly christened ‘Dashmen’. This was followed by an exclusive Archana Kochhar signature collection for women – ‘RETRO METRIC’. The collection radiates an undeniably youthful flair and yet remains timeless and bold. Each creation is interjected with a retro feel to it and every piece is ingeniously directed to revive the 1980’s print in modern form. Zeenat Aman walked the ramp for the Grand Finale.
The hair and makeup for all shows was created exclusively by VLCC.