Radhika Apte Turns Showstopper for Punit Balana


Punit Balana Created A Collection That Exuded Charm And Beauty At The Studio During Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018.

Proud of his hometown Jaipur, Punit Balana wove the charm and beauty of the Pink City into his “Gulabi Chowk” collection at The Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018.

Inspired by the memorable architectural wonders of Jalebi Chowk, Sheesh Mahal and Amer Fort, Punit’s creations came to life with the use of the 500-year-old Sanganer hand block printing technique. Natural organic dyes, colours and eco- friendly techniques were given the perfect balance when Punit used the intricate wooden blocks, designed by the Chippas.

The versatile actor Jim Sarbh opened the show looking suave in a steel-grey trouser, shirt teamed with a long structured jacket.
The Dori work as well as the glass embroidery was turned into motifs inspired by the traditional monuments. With pinkish maroon and greyish blue being the dominant colours, it was complemented ably with robin, egg blue and steel. The fabrics revolved around luxurious textures that were turned into interesting dhoti jumpsuits, the swirling festive kedia, traditional ghararas and the ever-favourite saris with dramatically structured blouses; the same textures also appeared on elegant footwear to complement the garments.

To give the women’s wear collection the ideal coordinate, Punit entered the realm of men’s wear for the first time. The garments for the stylish male dresser had Punit’s signature hand-block printing for the relaxed shirts and pants that are ideal for a fun outing or a destination wedding.
Bollywood’s talented actor, Radhika Apte, known for effortless style, looked chic in a beautiful, steel-grey halter gown with an embellished bodice as she walked down the ramp.

The “Gulabi Chowk” collection by Punit Balana was aimed at dressing trendy men and women, who enjoy combining traditional crafts, textiles and styles with a creative twist.