Signature Premier Fashion Week Kolkata - Day 3 after yet another fun-filled & exciting evening (though we also had our fair share of issues & disappointments!) of fashion & style on the third day of Kolkata Fashion Week at The Park, I'm back with the review. :)

It, being a Sunday, the shows were filled to capacity and the crowd was overwhelming. We literally had to fight with the Press for front row seats as we couldn't have managed to get good pictures from the 2nd or 3rd row. I would definitely have preferred it if the management would have made sure that we got good seats from where we could take good pictures (as we had been invited by them to cover the event)....but unfortunately, we were left to our own devices. Thankfully, one of my acquaintances from the fashion industry very sweetly gave up her front row seat for me, as she knew I had to take pictures.

The two shows I ended up attending yesterday were Sumit Dasgupta & Soumitra Mondal. Though I had REALLY wanted to catch Bibi Russell's show as got so late that I had to leave without seeing her show!


Sumit presented a bridal wear line that was high on opulence & bling! Traditional silhouettes, gorgeous fabrics & grand designs in myriad hues formed a collection that can easily be a part of a girl's dream trousseau. Flowing drapes, swirling skirts & cascading layers on the women made way to sharp silhouettes, elaborate embroidery & luxurious fabrics on the men. Net sarees & lehengas with brocade & embroidery turned heads as velvet juxtaposed with silks, chiffons & georgettes to create a magnificence that was unmatched. 

The layered skirts of the lehengas need a special mention as do the men's velvet sherwanis. The models swayed down the ramp in dark eyes, red lips & with big red paper bindis on the foreheads representing Sumit's women - bold, beautiful & confident.



The designer Sumit Dasgupta with his show-stoppers

Ok...I actually went yesterday to see Soumitra Mondal & Bibi Russell's shows only, since I admire both of their work greatly. Unfortunately, the shows were running late, hence, couldn't wait till the end to see Bibi Russell's eclectic designs, but I stayed long enough for Soumitra's show. And it was definitely worth the wait.  :)

Soumitra's theme "Bunon" (meaning 'weaving' in Bengali)  piqued my interest right from the start of the AV before the show. The designer used Jamdani - a type of handloom woven cotton that is a speciality of Bengal - to create a collection of beautiful sarees, kurtas, pants, tunics & dresses. The show started with creams & off-whites with hints of gold and slowly went on to subtle shades of beige & coral with a touch of olive. The textile used was light & fine, thus lending a simple elegance to the clothes. The patterns woven on the fabric were barely-there, yet stood out enough to make their presence felt. 

I loved the muted color palette; the soft, earthy music; the way the models sashayed in a slow, sexy shamble down the ramp and of course, the whole set-up of the stage with the bundles of yarn hanging overhead & huge brass plates flanking the ramp on both sides with shola (Indian cork) flowers on them. The make-up was light & nude and the models sported loose braids with strings of shola flowers in them which complimented the chic simplicity of the clothes. The pieces, that were extremely wearable and looked perfect for the Indian weather, would surely up your style quotient without your having to compromise on comfort!


The line-up - isn't the color combination oh-so-pretty?

A smiling Soumitra takes a bow

Photo credits: Anupriya DG
All pictures copyright to Chappals Vs Stilletoes

Another evening well spent, I must say! And you can see what a talented bunch of designers we have here in our city!!! :D

Fashion being my passion, such events always give me a high like nothing else much creativity & style at one place make me go crazy with inspiration & awe! My heartfelt thanks to Gingerclaps & Signature Premier once again for giving me this wonderful opportunity of covering this event as a blogger!

Looking forward to sharing such reviews with you guys in the future as well! :)

Will be coming back with outfit posts soon! Till then, keep it stylish!!!

Anupriya DG

P.S.: You can read the review of the KFW shows of the previous day (15th of Sept.) here.