Uncovering the inspirations to curate an individual’s style
Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2015 was a two-day event crafted to perfection bringing out the finest col.lab.orations of design, music and technology. Every artist exuded brilliance that is core to their style and success; capturing the audience with sublime experiences which will remain etched in their minds.
To the tune of the song ‘Deewani Mastani’ from the film, Bhansali Productions’ Bajirao Mastani unveiled its style.
Furthering the association, fashion designer Anju Modi (who has designed the costumes for the film) presented the look and costumes at the event. The models walked in Anju Modi’s collection for Bajirao Mastani that highlighted influences of the traditional Marathi outfits and authentic Persian costumes.
Each piece was a page from the history book, illustrating the era of Bajirao, a man of steel, undefeated at war yet overcome by the matters of the heart. Deepika Padukone brought alive the spirit of Mastani, a multi-faceted woman with progressive attributes, as she walked the ramp donning the finale creation.
It was truly a transcending collaboration of creative inspirations and fine influences.
Decoding his creative journey and story of style, critically acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap narrated fine experiences which have stayed with him and influenced him to evolve as a filmmaker.
Abraham & Thakore and Rahul Mishra presented design stories which were a blend of exquisite detailing and rich legacy, handcrafted to perfection.
These design stories were a col.lab.oration of couture and contemporary consciousness – eminent designer duo Abraham & Thakore’s collection was inspired by recycling while Rahul Mishra’s collection was an epitome of rustic villages. Curating music for the tour, Gaurav Raina strung together the beats to which these design stories were presented.
Abraham & Thakore’s collection ‘The Sustainability Project’, explores classic garment shapes and silhouettes which make for a timeless Indian wardrobe, presenting novel facets of Style. Kantha the traditional Indian approach to recycling was deployed to turn cotton and silk fabric remnants into new fabrics making each garment in this collection unique. The fabrics and accents of sequins, laces, borders etc. were recreated from antique brocades and ribbons; and the colour palette varied between white, ivory to charcoal, slate, coffee, coconut and plum, grape, etc.
Rahul Mishra’s ‘The Village’ collection is a soul-searching endeavour and creates a graphical sketchbook of images of a village. Rahul worked on conjoining elements of various villages like wool extracted from Gurrundah, a village in New South Wales Southern Tablelands, Sydney was given shape and form in a remote village near Kolkata. Adding to the resplendence of this experience, actress Neha Dhupia donned the finale design, epitomising elegance that comes with distinguished craftsmanship.