It’s not everyday that you see a doctor walk the ramp. Not only did Prithvi Mohandas, one of the most happening hip surgeons in the country, walk the runway at The Park, Nungambakkam, but he was more cheerful than any average model.
Sporting swanky black, Prithvi was one of the showstoppers at Mercedes Luxe Royal – a fashion show for a cause, put together by designer Vivek Karunakaran. The others – transformers, as they were called – were celebrities in their own fields. There was a mix of social activists, business tycoons, actors, artists and even F1 racers (it was nice to see a shy Karun Chandok, sportively walk the ramp, wearing a VK-designed black suit).
Other transformers in their element were actor Radhika and her husband Sarathkumar, and retaining his style – Arvind Swamy.
The whole experience of watching a fashion show where models did not walk the ramp, but along the coffee shop, restobar terrace and the lounge, was unique and the format pushed the envelope of conventional fashion shows. Televisions stationed in the lobby showed the models exhibiting the designer’s regimental collection as well as spring and summer collections that made waves at the India Fashion Week SS’15 in Delhi.
Top models, including the likes of Parvathy Omanakuttan, sporting crop tops, palazzo pants, single pieces and other dresses showcased the spring and summer collection, which included bright shades of blue, yellow and beige. Some of them had polka dots, a few had abstract patterns, and a few others had coloured strips that seemed to make a statement. The Tribe — the military collection, on the other hand, had darker shades of blue, black and red predominantly. Some of the models were sporting even black arm bands that went well with the costumes.
The event also saw a few performances to keep the audience entertained. Dance sequences from a host of styles – mostly contemporary – were performed. The audience were also treated to some foot-tapping numbers by singer Malavika Manoj.