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Highlights of Muntra Fashion Weekend

Dia Mirza (left) and Sushmita Sen. Photo courtesy of India Today. By Fandah Kalboneh During the first week of October, photographers and fashion trend seekers thronged at the doors of the Palladium Hotel in Mumbai for The Muntra Fashion Weekend show. The runway kick-started with electric energy by Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe of 1994 Sushmita Sen. Sen grooved a monochromatic style down the runway with faux leather tights, high-heeled boots and a modish rocker-chic top designed by veteran designer, Rina Dhaka. The collection featured rocker-chic styles and easy wear for consumers. Sen described the collection as “variable” and “more about energy.” She had a “free-ing experience" on the runway. Sen has certainly got the audience’s attention of feeling good about yourself and aspired them with the fashion clothing displayed on the runway with her beauty. Rina Dhaka creates a “one-on-one relationship” with the consumer and the collection. The designers’ collection of the entire show was curated from the collection.

Monica Dogra MFW Oct 2014

Monica Dogra, SHE Canada's June/July 2014 cover, American singer and Indian actress, designed a bohemian collection with touches of festivity for the October to New Year celebrations. The models presented simplicity and style with abstract prints on skater skirts, lace tops and flowy maxi dresses. A signature cropped top was the highlight that read, ‘City of Bombay.’ Dogra said that she wanted to make Bombay t-shirts because most people would refer Mumbai as Bombay. This wanted her to make a statement for the people and represent her home city, Bombay. Designer, model and former Miss Asia Pacific of 2000, Dia Mirza, also presented the rocker-chic vibe with spells of glamour. The collection featured from black dresses to jackets embroidered with festive linings of gold and silver embroidery. Mirza selected garments and silhoutes that consumers would feel comfortable to wear. She described her designs as a “refreshing” and fun wear to market to those who want to show a different side. Hrithink Roshan makes fitness fashionable. The show ended with Roshan’s HRX brand label, primarily with collections targeting to men. The collection featured fitness-inspired wear with motivational prints and charcoal tones from gym wear and hiking gear to common sportswear and everyday wear. The show was razzle-dazzled with Bollywood elements on the basic track pants and ripped jeans to printed tees and jersey dresses. The models marched down the runway in confidence and the label enthralled audiences. Roshan commented that the designs are his “biggest contribution” to the fans, and he wishes to open more stores in the future: “This is just the beginning. Everything will manifest in a good time, one step at a time.” look11 look21 Photo courtesy of Myntra displays high fashion that is accessible to young consumers. Dogra quoted that Myntra is “for the people” of modern India.

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