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MFW Season 2: First Day First Show is a delight

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Mysuru: The Mysore Fashion Week, Season 2 #TheRoyalRunway kicked off to an auspicious start at Country Inn & Suites, Mysore on Saturday September 5.

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Earlier addressing a media meet, Founder, Mysore Fashion Week Jayanthi Ballal welcomed the gathering of media, designers, celebrities, models and guests to the unveiling of the 2nd edition of Mysore Fashion Week 2015. Thanking everyone for the collective effort to put Mysuru firmly on the fashion radar of the country, Ms Jayanthi Ballal introduced her team of designers who had arrived from all over the country for the 3 day fashion extravaganza from Sept 4-6.

Day 1 – Sept 4 showcases 6 designers

DreamZone School of Creative Studies

The fashion festival opened with Dreamzone School of Creative Studies – a creative skill developing institute.  Ms Ballal said it was her endeavor to provide a platform to Gen Next in an effort to promote young talented students to the fashion industry. The institute is a renowned creative skill developing institution with 60 plus centers in India.

Dreamzone trains their students on colour, design principles with illustration silhouette, including pattern making, garment construction, knowledge in textile design, fashion merchandise and fashion management. Young designers such as Nethravati, Angeline Divya, Yashwanth, Yogesh, Charishma, Jikkysha Shaji, Anagha, Divya, Sonali, Nandini, Jayanth Gowda, Ambica, Rajeshwari, Shilpa Prakash, Rachitha with a collection of Indo-fusion garments for the  young Indian woman in separates, ghagras and slim skirts, are scheduled to showcase their talent.

Robert Naorem  

Then from a small town of north east  India (Manipur), a psychologist by education and make-up artist by passion, designer Robert Naorem who believes in simplicity, showcased  his philosophy in his designs with the aim of promoting handloom and eco-friendly fabrics.

He displayed his collection aptly named  `Wake up India to Northeast,’ as a plea to bring attention to his hometown. The collection was inspired by the modern fashion aware Indian woman who wants to stay connected with her tradition.

The collection celebrated handmade embroidery on net Sarees in hues of yellow with contrast colors, evening gowns on the lines of sunrise & sunsets, chiffons, crepe georgette and net sarees for simple wearable comfort. Walking the ramp for Robert Naorem was the beautiful Showstopper Kannada actor Sanjana Galrani.

Roopa Gangadhar

Another designer  Roopa Gangadhar comes with 12 years of fashion experience in the industry. Playing with the theme, ‘Wild flowers,’ her garments depicted the bold and vibrant colours of mountain flowers, which have withstood the harsh conditions of the wild. An array of chiffons, crepes and georgettes scattered with flowers across the garments just like the wild, with net to give a gist of how obscurity plays with the designer’s imagination.

Embellishments with beads, mirror work, pearl work highlight the garments just like the starry nights or summer showers, paying a tribute to the bold women of today who are just like the beautiful wild flowers in this wild world. The collection came to a wistful finale with Showstopper the graceful dancer and actor, Sindhu Loknath walking the ramp.


Designer Jayasubeishaa presented her collection entitled “PAON MITRA” meaning `Paon` Peacock in French, `Mitra’ Angel in Persian.  

Blending the style and elegance of the French & the artistic brilliance of the Persian, ‘PAON MITRA’ is not just about sketches, designs and techniques, but a canvas to reflect the designer’s imagination. Each reflects the subtle and the stylish, the colors and the fun of life. Sketched, designed, created and weaved to perfection, the thoughts and ideas are created from what the designer  has seen and felt comfortable in, the colors that made her happy and chirpy on a gloomy day. The inspiration was from nature.

Presenting her collection called “Indian Inspiration” the designer added a sublime touch of modernity to traditionally created garments that are as unique as you are, with a modern twist that reflected a global, trendy, exotic version.

Reshma Kunhimade

Designer Reshma Kunhimade made her fashion debut at a very early age winning a Inter State College Fashion Design Competition in Mumbai, after which Femina mentioned her as “Generation Next Designer.” The rest is history.

Born and raised in Mumbai, Reshma Kunhi has worked as design head for a number of fashion houses across the globe. Having designed for numerous International labels like Gemo France, Billabong Europe, Forever 21, Esprit for over more than a decade, including official gown designer for Femina South, she decided to get back to her roots and start her couture label called “Reshma Kunhi.”

Best known for her highly stylish and classy contemporary Indian and Indo Western Fusion wear, Reshma combines traditional aesthetics with modern designs focusing on well-tailored finish and detailing. Some of her work has been showcased in movie blockbusters like Jannat 2, Raaz 3, Life ishte nu, Soodhu Kavvum, with a personal client list comprising various Bollywood and South Indian celebrities like Priya Mani, Ragini Dwivedi, Mahima , Raima , Priyanka Upendra, Nidhi Subbaih, Parvathy Nair, Sindhu Loknath, Nandita, Samyukta Hornard, Miss Earth Nicole Faria, Harshika Poonacha. .     ? ?

At the Mysore Fashion Week Season 2, she presented fusion cocktail wear using net and shimmer generously. Showstopper Parul Yadav along with Amit ?P?andya?, ?jewellery stylist for ?C.K.C ?and ?S?one walked the ramp.?

Yogesh Chaudary

Designer Yogesh Chaudhary graduated from NIFT, New Delhi with top honours, followed by a master’s course at NID, Ahmedabad. At NID he had his first breakthrough in 2010, where he was awarded the ‘Emerging Designer’ award at the Van Heusen Men’s Week. Soon after, as the first ever Asian, he bagged the Supreme Award at the World of Wearable Art, New Zealand. Both his winning garment ‘Loops’ in 2010 and ‘Juxta’ a highly recognized entry in 2011, were acquired to be displayed at the WOW museum in Nelson, New Zealand.

Soon after Yogesh Chaudhary launched his label ‘Surendri’ to reflect the contemporary woman’s highly stylized taste for lifestyle and design. The label’s forte lies in its mélange of patterns and draping to enhance the contemporary look and trends forecasted for the season for women of all shapes and sizes. The label’s core strength lies in creating an occasion appropriate statement, with the emphatic help of bold prints, nouveau embellishments, and the liberal use of indigenous craft in contemporary formats for the woman who is global in taste, local in style.

At Mysore Fashion Week, Yogesh presented `Mithu! a Festive collection’ which is a conscious effort at creating not just resort and day dressing options, but also traditionally rooted, experimental festive ensembles. The collection draws inspiration from birds that haunt the mango trees near the Surendri studio announcing the advent of celebration. The collection delves into the festivities head first with a whirlwind of color and intricate hand embroidered patterns. Utilizing various fabrics and embroidery materials, the designer looks towards a contemporary fascination with a vintage aesthetic. Elements such as jharoka backs, parrot motifs, feathered tails employs techniques like applique, foiling, flocking and embroidery. The modernity of the woman is channeled through sherwani trenches, kurta saris, jacketed lehengas, and a re-interpretation of the dupatta making for Indian evening and bridal wear. Showstopper Amla Paul walked for the designer.?

All in all a day of colour and fashion in keeping with the month of September.

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