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Highlights from the Goa Couture Fashion Night 2018

The fifth edition of Goa Couture Fashion Night 2018 was an amalgamation of high fashion, glamour and glitter. The show is produced by Hema Nagvenkar – who has been in the fashion industry for more than 20 years. 

The show was opened by Dipali Parikh (Om Ethnic Collection). She showcased an elegant organic “Khadi” collection – the key feature of which was delicate embroidery. The outfits were matched with beautiful accessories (handmade slippers with khadi motifs and handmade headgear). The show was opened by Shekhar, the well known model from Delhi – and the show-stoppers who graced the ramp were Dj Holy andElena Prel.

About the Designer

Om Ethnic by Dipali Parikh

Her art, dedication and expertise have taken the brand ‘Om Ethnic by Dipali Parikh’ to another level in a short span of time. Dipali has introduced and induced khadi and organic fabrics into her designs. Khadi, a fabric from the Swadeshi movement, has always been thought of as the white, spotless fabric – but it has so much more to its existence, which now has been carved with art and science by her to give it an impressive look and feel – to wear on any celebration of life. Today, khadi fabrics are not just restricted to cotton – but have many aspects. Khadi blends with other fibres to make raw silk khadi, matkakhadi, poly khadi, tussar silk, and many more. Her creations have gained a global recognition with the courtesy of the fashion industry that promotes the fabric in a way never before.


Deboshree Roy Chowdhury opened the show with a killer dance performance. Her collection is made from pure Indian textiles – and the silhouettes are inspired by the moves in her dancing performance – that’s what Naach Studio has in store. . The accessories were by Nnazaquat Jewellery.

About the Designer

\Deboshree Roy Chowdhury for Naach
Naach is a clothing line born from the heart of a dancer.  The Designer loves asymmetry (as a dancer) – and the collection explores how it can add character to ones clothing.
Naach aims to become one of the leading Indo -western fusion clothing brands in India.


The grand finale was by Manuni Vyas for Umashree. A colourful collection of bridal hand embroidered ethnic wear teamed with creative headgears. The show was opened by Milin Tendulkar- Mr. India Beard.
The show stoppers were Angelo Sandri Mr India International by Tito`s and Aleksandra M, a popular Playboy model.

Kimberlee Fernandes, along with the team, worked on the look of the models. The belle dance performance was by the Charizma Entertainment.

The very important part of the show is using this platform to convey the most important message to the society –

Thanks to all the Men, the Warriors, who came forward to join the movement and expressed their respect towards women and children. Calangute Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi shared his ideas and reccomendations keeping Calangute safe. Ricardo Joseph D’souza, MD of Tito’s Resorts and Hospitalities Pvt Ltd, Advocate Brijesh Sardessai, Eknath Nagvenkar, David D’souza, Agostinho Carvalho, Ajitpai and Aaron D’souza expressed their respect and concern for the safety of woman, girl child and children.

About the Designer

Manuni Vyas for Umashree
Manuni began her carrier in the year 2002. She got her degree from NIFD in 2003 – for which she was awarded by Miss India, Sayalee Bhagat. A prestigious time came when she participated in Grant fashion show – which added one more feather in her crescent as she was honoured by India’s top most designer Manish Malhotra in 2004.
Her collection comprises of ethnic, traditional and bridal wear under the label Umashree.


Victor Chen, the General Manager of Le Meridien concluded the show by presenting token of love to the participants.

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