Combining trends and traditions
Stunning! That would be the word to describe actor Simran as she sashayed down the ramp wearing one of designer Monapali’s exquisite sarees while people in the room watched her with bated breath. She wore a black and pink sheer saree with a checkerboard border and flashed her dimples for the photographers.
And with that final smile, the first day of the Kingfisher Premium Chennai International Fashion Week drew to a close.
The fifth edition of the International fashion week, in collaboration with Storm Fashion Company and Viari, the style partner, opened in true glam style with four designers - Krishna Mehta, Sakshi Bindra, Mumtaz Khan and Monapali. The flash of the photographers’ bulbs went off at incredible speeds, with the range of colours, textures and silhouettes, and pretty models walking the runway.
The evening started off with Krishna Mehta’s textural mix of bright reds oranges, purples alongside muted gold, cream and beige. Actors Taapsee Pannu and Ganesh Venkatraman, the brand ambassador of the fashion week were Krishna’s showstoppers. If Krishna took the traditional route with her low cut ghagras and gorgeous dupattas, Mumbai based Sakshi Bindra went the glam route with her fun line, comprising sequined glamourous gowns and flirty dresses in beige, black and bottle green. Actor Parvathy Nair sizzled on the runway with a sheer bottle greesndress with gold detailing.
Bhopal based designer, Mumtaz Khan, wowed the crowd with her ‘Bliss’ line of clothing - a line of eco-friendly handlooms and natural colours enhanced with zari, zardosi, patchwork and the Aari work, native to Bhopal.
The final designer in the line-up, Monapali, celebrated a seamless fusion of unconventional colours, cuts and fabrics. The other brand ambassador of the show, Tanvi Vyas, along with Simran, made for a stunning sight as the day’s show came to an end.