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Bombay Times Fashion Week Day 2: Where Tradition Meets Trend in Spectacular Fashion

by Ratan Srivastava

Mumbai, May 5, 2024 – Day two of the Bombay Times Fashion Week (BTFW) unfolded with a dazzling array of collections that seamlessly blended tradition with modernity, capturing the essence of contemporary style while paying homage to India’s rich cultural heritage. From opulent bridal wear to whimsical botanical fantasies, each designer brought their unique vision to life, captivating the audience with their creativity and innovation.

The day commenced with UMB presenting Charu Parashar’s latest bridal collection, Noor. This exquisite collection comprises ensembles for all the rituals of a wedding ceremony, offering lightweight garments that exude a captivating allure. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, each piece embodies the essence of modernity while advocating for sustainable fashion practices, encouraging re-wearability. Noor showcases a vibrant palette of bright reds and ivory, adorning luxurious fabrics such as satin, silk, georgette, and organza. Show stopper was Mr. Universe 2023 1st runner up. 

Couture on Demand by Skajal Zaveri, setting the stage for a journey into the realm of ‘Dark Romance.’ With a fusion of bold primary hues and shimmering metallics, Zaveri’s collection exuded sensuality and strength, inviting the audience to embrace individuality and self-expression. Showstopper Priyanka Bharwani graced the runway, embodying the modern millennial elegance that defines the collection.

House of Deepthi transported the audience to ancient Turkey with the ‘Kilim Edit’ collection, a celebration of timeless elegance and craftsmanship. Inspired by the intricate art of Kilim, each ensemble showcased luxurious fabrics adorned with intricate detailing and custom accessories, adding a touch of sophistication to every look. Showstopper Avneet Kaur brought her own flair to the runway, infusing each outfit with her unique charm and personality.

Amity School of Fashion Technology, Mumbai, showcased an alluring collection; Tarang, designed by the finest young design talent in the country. A scrupulous blend of artistic vision and technological prowess was evident in their Collection envisioned under the mentorship of Prof (Dr) Bhawana Chanana, Director of Amity School of Fashion Technology. It explored avant garde styles with sculpting, fluid drapery, surface ornamentation, and geometric patterns inspired by nature and drama. Tarang blends luxury fashion with modern styles, combining traditional craftsmanship with digital innovation. Showstopper Esha Velankar. 

Anjum Qureshi captured the magical transition between day and night with the ‘Diamond Dusk’ collection, drawing inspiration from the soft hues of twilight. With delicate beading, sequins, and metallic threads, each garment exuded understated glamour and elegance, symbolizing the fleeting beauty of dusk. Showstopper Shweta Sharda mesmerized the audience with her graceful presence, embodying the ethereal beauty of the collection.

Kshitij Choudhary celebrated the resilience of nature with the ‘Super Bloom Symphony’ collection, a homage to the endless beauty found in the cycle of life. Featuring delicate floral applique and flowing silhouettes, Choudhary’s designs captured the essence of growth and rejuvenation, inviting the audience to immerse themselves in the splendor of nature. Showstopper Tejasswi Prakash added a touch of star power to the runway. 

Mulmul Gota Zardosi presented the regal ‘Rangeelo Rajasthan’ collection, a tribute to India’s royal heritage and artisanal craftsmanship. With intricate Gota Patti, Zardosi, and Marodi embroidery, each ensemble exuded opulence and sophistication, showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of Rajasthan. 

Chaulaz Heritage Jewellery paid homage to feminine power with the ‘Devi’ collection, blending beauty and strength in every piece. From statement necklaces to intricate bangles, each design celebrated the resilience and grace of women, symbolizing their innate power and beauty. Showstopper Dia Mirza radiated elegance and poise as she graced the runway, embodying the timeless allure of the collection.

Whitelily by Navneet Sidhu unveiled the majestic ‘RANISA’ collection, inspired by the elegance and grace of Maharanis of India. With Mughal-inspired designs and century-old motifs, each ensemble showcased exquisite hand embroidery and luxurious fabrics, capturing the opulence and grandeur of royal Indian heritage. Showstopper Sonam Bajwa epitomized royalty and sophistication as she dazzled on the runway, showcasing the timeless elegance of Sidhu’s creations.

Etasha by Asha Jain transported the audience to the enchanting ‘Gilded Garden,’ a whimsical wonderland where metallic textures and vibrant flora collided in a symphony of color and texture. From shimmering fabrics to intricate embroidery, each garment captured the delicate intricacies of nature, inviting the audience to immerse themselves in the romance and allure of the collection. Showstopper Shilpa Shetty added her own touch of glamour to the runway, embodying the whimsical spirit of the collection with grace and panache.

Designer Rohit Verma staying true to his style of extravagance presented “Indradhanush”- Uniting the Colors of India  – a theme that mirrors the purity of the color white, symbolizing gender equality. Just as white combines all colors harmoniously, this theme envisioned a society where all genders unite with equal rights, opportunities, and respect. Different Colors and fabrics from different parts of India were showcased and a collection that talks and celebrates our culture diversity and our harmony. The empowerment of women and gender-diverse individuals, breaking stereotypes and fostering inclusivity were celebrated. Actor Sushmita Sen dazzled the ramp along with Actor Vishal Aditya Singh and Seema Singhh of Megashrey added support to the special initiative. 

As the curtains closed on day two of the Bombay Times Fashion Week, the audience was left awe-struck by the sheer creativity and innovation on display. With each collection telling its own unique story, the event’s Hospitality Partner is Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Hair & Makeup Partner by DB, Fragrance Partner Riiffs Parfums, PR & Communication Agency Bubble Communication.

Stay tuned for more updates as Bombay Times Fashion Week continues to dazzle with its showcase of haute couture and luxury living.

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