IBFW Season 5, is proof that anything undertaken with real zeal can create magic. Cutting edge fashion, with a wrapping of fun and frolic, friendship and warmth, made for a perfect experience for all those present.
The Love Gen series of collections were a sight to behold. Imaginative and bold, each collection was a sight for sore eyes. In pop colors ranging from vibrant yellow to bright pinks, this trendy and chic collection is designed for comfort, in fabrics like cottons, jersey, viscose and knits. A cadet inspired and party lines, with everything from drop shoulder and lace to flared trousers and fringed jackets, got shouts from the audience. Be comfortable whilst you look chic. Showstopper Nidhi Aggarwal pepped up the runway in her flirty and fun ensemble. Standing Ovation for designers Bhavana Pandey and Dolly Sidhwani .
A break at the Corona Sundowner Session was apt before the next set of shows, as everyone let their hair down and enjoyed the world class music. Ken Ferns with his Love Laugh Live collection curated for Romedy NOW won the hearts of the audience. A happy collection, it epitomized the feeling of living life to the fullest. A self-confessed Goan at heart, his connection with the destination showed through with his bright colours and fluid garments. Flirty and fun, this wearable collection is certainly a ramp to rack one. Showstopper Gauhar Khan oozed attitude, as she walked the ramp in a svelte ensemble.
A fitting finale, Vikram Phadnis ruled the ramp with his showcase of his couture line, Destination Bride. It was destination wedding wear, in greys, blues and greens, colours of the sea and the sky. A collection inspired by nature, with embroidery in zardozi, kundan and pearl, there were sarees, shararas and lehengas, understated and chic. Showstopper Kiara Advani was resplendent in a stunning maroon creation. Signing off the Como India Beach Fashion Week with his glamorous finishing touch, his flawless mastery was a given with this much anticipated jewel toned extravaganza.
Other designers who showcased their collections on day 3 are Hitesh Punamiya, Bhavika Bokadia, Ocean Jasper, Aditi Bhalerao, Srikanth Manolla, Meghna Patankar and Eliferous, We also had the Creator Institute of Designer showcase the collections of their talented student designers.
Pallav Ojha, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, COMO India Beach Fashion Week, said ‘It has been our consistent endeavour to bring world class beach and resort wear, destination wedding wear to an Indian platform. I am happy to say, we have received a tremendously heartening response from the fashion fraternity which has made this successful 5th season of a one of its kind India Beach Fashion Week possible.”
All headed in one direction-to the ballroom at the Goa Marriot Resort and Spa, for the COMO Grand Finale Party, that carried on into the wee hours and had everyone already asking about the next season of the highly successful and much loved IBFW