Signature Premier Fashion Week Kolkata - Day 3

Ok.........so 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 well...it got so late that I had to leave without seeing her show!



SUMIT DASGUPTA

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 can....so 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!!!


Cheers,
Anupriya DG



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

5 comments:

  1. i enjoyed the collections ..i am not into indian bridal wear but the collection drew me in..

    ReplyDelete
  2. loved the sarees form both designers..wish i was in kolkata now ! Sigh!

    ReplyDelete
  3. oooh!! i was eagerly waiting for bib russell;s collection here!!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've always liked Soumitra. Bibi Russell is always an absolute favourite! I feel so bad that you had to leave. Same happened with me for the Abhishek Dutta show.:-(

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've been seeing fashion week posts all around. Definitely some interesting pieces out there.

    <3
    Sonshu
    www.thesonshu.com

    ReplyDelete

Hi!!! Thanks for all the encouragement/opinions/suggestions/compliments! We love hearing from you!!

Tags

accessories neckpiece fashion bags rings colors reviews layering prints Howrah Bridge black flowers blue dresses flats links photography shades bloggers green jackets ethnic non-fashion people places sponsor designer Indian maxi scarves pink website denim leggings self-made beauty culture red stripes styling winterwear Fashion Week bow food brooch feature travel grey wedges yellow Kolkata flip-flops animal print boots quirky shirts tunic colored pants earrings navy satchel shirtdress summer t-shirt white India embroidery saree checks clutches gladiators kurta loafers monochrome polka pumps Tommy Hilfiger art fashion blogs giveaway remix tights bracelets lifestyle military shoes skirts waistcoat Durga Puja Instagram Miss Chase celebs collaboration contest couture display glasses gold lace neon ramp shop stockings stores street-style tassels vintage belts costume event festival graphics inspiration moustache nature purple sheer shorts telephone Blog Award DIY Elle Fashionwear Gillette Venus I Know Jabong Kerala Maazu aztec chain chasma formal fusion guest post lookbook party recipe wall art wedding Bangalore Delhi Dresslily Gujarat Mumbai New York Times Pretty Secrets Rohan Arora Satliva The Body Shop app aromatherapy b'day books brand coats color brigade coupon cuff cushion covers doodlings d├ęcor fair isle feathers hair heart interview jewellery kids leather lingerie nail art new year retro salon shopping ban sliders spikes sporty still life watches wishlist women Blossom Kochhar Bombay Born Pretty Cafe Pranah Chennai Chinese Closet Sale Saturday Decography Dressale Dusk FoodPanda Four Fountains Spa Four Seasons GRIF Gangtok Gaurang Shah Glad2bawoman Goa Green Trends Himalaya IFB InFB Kazo Magnum Nykaa Pondicherry Promtimes Satva Sri Lanka Tanishq Tea Tree Oil Thailand The BlingStreet United Colors of Benetton Voonik avant-garde brown cake chambray chappals classy clay fringes futuristic gifting gloves goth handloom handmade harem pants healthy hills home decor ice cream joggers links a la mode lipstick maxi skirts mint mosaic owl portaits rocker socks stars stilettos studio tattoo video weekend wine
All rights reserved by Style Prism 2010. Powered by Blogger.