Funky hues

It was a fashion show with loads of style. The show was organised by a leading chain of family saloon on the launch of their new branch in Ahmedabad.

Gorgeous models like Jesse Randhwa and Karishma Tanna walked on the ramp to show some cool funky hairstyles. Leading designer Rohit Verma’s fabulous collection of saris, suits and mocktail dresses added more spice to the evening.

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A Vadodara based dance group, Rockband’s high voltage Gabbar Mix and Don dance performances enthralled the audience.

But, what stealed the show was Rohit Verma’s first time catwalk on the ramp in Ahmedabad.

He rocked the ramp to the tunes of a popular tune and drew applause from the audience. The show was nicely designed by a Bangalore based designer, Raj Sethia, who won the audience with his skit.

The event also had a live make-over session, where the hair experts gave two beautiful girls a very chic haircut. The event was followed by a lavish dinner.

Well, with graceful models, good food and music, what more do you want to make an evening happening?

I have let my ideas speak: Siddartha

As a designer, Siddartha Tytler’s motto is to make clothes that make people look beautiful and feel good too. In this season of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Sid moved away from his trademark crystal embellishments and presented a collection that had an entirely different thought process behind it.

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So rather than his signature style, the audience got to see a collection that has its focus on rich texturing, with thread work providing the richness of embellishment. The handwriting is surely Sid’s — his zouaves, shirts with embroidered waists and crafted linen jackets, speak volumes about his creative deftness.

Sid admits that he has moved out of his comfort zone to explore the world that exists beyond boundaries. “I have let my ideas speak for themselves. The clothes you see on the ramp are reflections of my imagination. And I am glad that people have appreciated my collection and am thankful for the tremendous response,” said Sid, who looked cool in a zouave he had designed, clubbed with a tee. His collection had it all — elegance, style, grace and Sid’s imagination to complement it.

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Cheryl unveils her bridal collection

Talent seems to run in the family when fashion designer Cheryl Dutta, the multi-talented sister of actress Lara Dutta, showcased her latest bridal collection over high-tea on Tuesday. Cheryl Dutta was an air-force pilot by profession, Cheryl made a daring transition a few years ago to follow her heart’s calling and become a designer. She decieded to follow her heart and do what she likes.

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“I always had the aesthetical sense of designing but had never thought of retailing my creations. But finally, I took the step and am very happy with my decision,” blushed the soft-spoken designer. And what’s her inspiration, we asked? “Lara is my muse. She was always the stylish one at home, and she carries off almost every outfit so well!” To which designer Neeta Lulla, who had come in with son Siddharth, added, “That’s true. Lara’s one of the few people who can carry off anything from a sari to a cocktail dress.”

And was the ‘muse’ herself present? Of course, and she was accompanied by her proud parents Wing Commander (retd) Lalit Dutta and Jennifer. When asked about her sister’s creativity, Lara exulted, “Oh, she’s always been the most creative and dynamic of us all. And though I find it absolutely flattering when she says I am her muse, I have to admit that she has been a source of inspiration for me all through…” Sister bonding at its best!

Co-host boutique owner Aminder Madan’s close friends including Deanne Pandey who had come in after a long day at the gym but said, “I had to come to see Cheryl’s outfits; she always has something novel up her sleeve”; Shaheen Abbas who said she was determined to get rid off her post-pregnancy flab and tarot card reader Munisha Khatwani were also present. And Munisha found company in Lara, who incidentally shares a passion for tarot as well!

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