The Best Highlights of Bombay Times Fashion Week 2019. The Bombay Times Fashion Week is one of the most anticipated events of the year. It was a three day occasion which started from 22nd March-24th March, 2019 at the St. Regis, Mumbai. Day 1 opened with designer Shaina NC, INIFD Bandra, Adhya by Shakutala Shetty, Samant Chauhan, and Jewels by Queenie Singh. Day 2 opened with ATDC, ExtraordiNAARI, Swati Mishra, and KIAAN by Sonal Gardoia, ANCESTRY/Anshu Jain, Hopscotch/RAR Studio, TRAWorld FKNS 3 by Narendra Kumar, and Princess Diya Kumari Foundation X Archana Kochhar. Day 3 opened with Sonali Jain Meraki by Rashi N, Dheeraj Sharma, Zarf by Masuuma Namjoshi/ Soshai by Sofi, Kalki, and grand finale by Suneet Varma.
There were several celebrity showstoppers on the ramp including Chitrangda Singh, Sana Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Shibani Dandekar, Divyanka Tripathi, and Sunny Leone. Scroll down to catch up on the exciting exclusives that transpired from Day 1 to Day 4 of the Bombay Times Fashion Week, 2019.
BTFW 2019: Day 1 Highlights: INIFD Bandra Design Awards at BTFW 2019:
INIFD Bandra made an opening with their show, ‘Design Dreams’ which showcased the dreams of design students. The institute is the Knowledge Partner of Bombay Times Fashion Week where its students received a chance to display their stunning designs at the event. Seven gorgeous styles were displayed including Red Rain, Style n Drapes, The Mystery, The Orb of the Night, The Ectastic Collection, Mystic Dust, and Ocean Paradise. The showstopper of the show was FBB Colors Femina Miss India United Continents, 2018 Gayatri Bhardwaj.
The style Red Rain was inspired by red colored rain that occurred in South India. It was presented through a display of drama and vibrant shades. Styles n Drapes showcased the essence of a woman through the garment designs representing strength, grace, boldness, and femininity. The Mystery Collection was made for invoking curiosity, fascination, and intricacy with the use of different kinds of fabrics.
The designer opened the first day of the fashion week with her exclusive collection of embroidered lehengas that were cleverly draped with traditional wear. A combined set of net and pastel saris in vibrant colors was displayed.
Shaina also showcased her signature style of sari draping in 54 different styles across the ramp. She always associates her shows with a noble cause, “Glamour without purpose is meaningless. Our message today is that we are safe and secure as Indian citizens because of our armed forces and the contribution of people in army navy, air force. We salute all the personnel for their undying support to keeping India safe.” Many leaders and personnel from Indian Armed Forces were there for the show.
Tiara Dhody, the daughter of Queenie Singh made her debut on Day 1 Bombay Times Fashion Week. Talking about her collection, she said, “The collection has spiritual pieces like the Om and Cross. I’ve also created some fun chains with charms, which are easy-to-wear. The collection also has statement pieces like the rose and bullet cufflinks. Personally, I love to design rings and there’s a good selection of those, too. My favorite is a set with raw turquoise.”
The designer opened with a show, ‘Behind the Armor’ which was an extension of her ‘Metal Armour.’ A combination of soft and taut textiles, color diffusions, etc was the main highlight of her collection.
The designer showcased ‘The Smart Biker Collection’ which was all about smart clothing with biker style details. The hues used for the show were mainly black, cream, and off-white, including tonal jacquard. Overall the show was a huge success of achieving the style of the modern biker.
The designer’s collection was a mixture of purity and serenity of a woman. The elegant white dresses with exquisite gemstones represented royalty.
The designer collection was inspired by a theme of black, ivory, monochrome, and white tones. The silhouettes were bold and arresting. The showstopper for show was actor Vijay Verma who walked the ramp in a black ensemble.
Day 2 Highlights:
Similar to Day 1, the second day of BTFW was eloquent and splendid. The second day showcased the designs of Anshu Jain, Swati Mishra, kidswear brand Hopscotch, Kiaan by Sonal Garodia, RAR Studio, Princess Diya Kumari, and Narendra Kumar.
The first show opened with an ATDC collection which comprised for smart casuals inspired by Bollywood. The showstopper for the show was Sushrii Shreya, United Continents 2015 runner up and actor Ranjeet.
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