Showbiz business is one of the toughest industries to work on, when it comes to the competition there is nothing like it. People often get awestruck with the glitter and glamour of the fashion world. However, no one knows what goes behind the making of a star. Today, we are going to talk about Mridu Bala, who has made a name for herself with sheer grit and talent.
Back in 2004, Mridu Bala decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. She started her fashion career with a beauty expo showcasing bridal dress wear. She always wanted to make her name in the fashion industry. She used to dream about this since her childhood. However, it was 2014 when she got herself ready to enter the industry. After all, she wanted to help society by giving people a good job and making young girls empowered along the way.
On being asked about her inspiration, Mridu Bala also known as Mridu Rai considers her husband CA Ajay Rai first inspiration followed by top names in the Indian fashion industry like Manish Malhotra, Shaymal Bhumika, and Md. Amin to name a few. Above all, her parents, Niranjan Singh (Guru ji), brothers Akashy Kaledy Okshravan ( Shravan Patil ), and Giri G (Akashy Giri) are people, who have stood by her through thick and thin.
Mridu Bala intends to start her manufacturing unit as well as her showroom. She also wishes to do all the fashion show with her brand. As of now, she has done several fashion shows and got lots of appreciation from the fans as well as top names in the industry. Few celebrities like Mahima Chaudhari, Arshifa Khan, Lucky dancer Akshay Giri, and makeup artist Amit Dhuria and Chitrlekha Sen have taken part in her shows.
In such a short span, Mridu has made a name. With the way, she has been working there is no telling that she is destined to reach new heights in the future. We wish her well for her upcoming projects.
Bani Pasricha, the Fashion Designer who hails from Indias Capital, New Delhi. has been spreading her label across boundaries and the label’s* name after her own name. She acquired knowledge of Fashion from the London College of Fashion. Bani has catered various events to name a few Cannes 2019, India Beach Fashion week, India Fashion Week-London, Popstreet Delhi, India Runway week, Runway Bridal and many others.
True to the statement she creates ‘art pieces’ which do not fade away with time and her recent photoshoot in Bali portrays the same.
Scintillating outfits in hues of blue and red are a statement of elegance & charm in its own way
“I love creating timeless art with fabrics “- Bani Pasricha
Renowned Fashion Designer Kshitij Choudhary launched his new collection called ‘Izmir’at the Bombay Times Fashion Week 2019. Miss Diva Universe Vartika Singh and social media sensation Manav Chhabra shahsyed down the ramp looking absolutely stunning in shades of lavender and grey.
Inspired by the Turkish carpet design techniques, ‘Izmir’ encompasses the true essence of the colourful and festive celebratory season. The designs have a perfect mix of beautiful and complex patterns and rich naturally-dyed colors. The collection has a heavy use of darker hues, applique, tonal embellishments with fusion silhouettes. Regal and floor lenth anarkalis, voluminous sleeve cuts with embroidered jackets, and palazzos with jackets/crop tops is everything “Izmir” has to offer.
Kshitij Choudhary, speaking about the collection said, “Izmir is all about celebratory and festive patterns. The fabric used is soft and the embroideries add the much needed drama to the outfits. I’ve always been a fan of prints and hence you’ll see an inspiration drawn from Turkish carpet prints in the collection.”
Vartika Singh said, “I feel beautiful in this outfit by Kshitij Choudhary which perfectly fits my body type and the fabric feels so soft and light. I am in love with the colour palettes he has used for Izmir and with festivities around the corner, I’m definitely hoarding on his collection.”
Manav Chhabra who walked the ramp for the first ever time said, “Firstly i am so grateful to have got this opportunity to walk down the ramp with such an experienced team of professional models. When Kshitij approached me, i instantly said a yes because I’ve seen his collection before and I couldn’t believe I’d get to wear one and walk the ramp representing his label. I’m taking this outfit back home to celebrate Diwali with family.”
The label ‘Kshitij Choudhary’ was officially launched in Jan’2014 with a flagship store. The house of Kshitij Choudhary was started on the belief that ‘fashion originates from ethnicity’. All collections and designs are a beautiful composition of art, luxor and the vibrant culture of India.
Having dressed and styled an array of Indian celebrities like Malaika Arora Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Sushmita Sen, Esha Gupta etc, this design house brings wearable extravagance and elegance to the fashion world.
The outset of the annual festive and wedding season is incomplete without the mention of GLITTER, India’s most celebrated Pre-Festive, Wedding and Lifestyle exhibition. The three days exhibition, starting from i.e. 4th October until 6th October 2019 at the Hotel JW Marriott Juhu is all primed up to amaze the fashion city, Mumbai.
For this festive and bridal season, GLITTER has curated a marketplace wherein visitors will get to witness and shop from eclectic set of designers from all over India in Ethnic & Western Couture (prêt-à-porter and made-to-measure); Bridal Trousseau-must-haves for all the brides out there; Fine Jewellery for all occasions; Festive Wear; and Lifestyle Accessories & Art. The offerings of the show not only makes it the most awaited exhibition in the lifestyle segment but a one-stop-shop for everyone’s festive and bridal fashion must haves.
Bulbeer Gandhi, Lifestyle – Event Director, ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd. says“We are really excited about the 15th edition of ‘GLITTER’. The exhibition is a curated marketplace for the premium and emerging innovators of the Lifestyle and Fashion industry. As an organizer we are committed to promote brands with an edge; the attendees are sure to be wowed by the display of unseen collection & ranges, product launches and several exciting offers. For all the fashion lovers, GLITTER is a one-stop shop which will allow you to shop savvy this festive and bridal season, without all the legwork.”
The 15th edition of GLITTER houses exceptional names like Vikram Phadnis, Rocky S, Shruti Sancheti, Pria Kataaria Puri, Param Sahib, Fuel Store, Ajay Kumar, Happy Threads, Soshai by Sofi, Charu Jewels, Surana Jewels, Pooja Jewels, to name a few.
Mumbai’s biggest fashion and creative institute INIFD Borivali showcased designs by their Designer Students in the first edition of their fashion show calledLayer’M 2019. The fashion extravaganza saw esteemed dignitaries from the world of fashion and design such as Mr. Ashley Rebello, Mr. Kawaljeet Singh, Mr. Salim Asgarally, Mr. Ken Ferns, Mrs. Bhamini Subramanyam, Dr. Vaibhavi Ranavade, Ms.Manjula Jagatramka and many others,attend the event.
Layer of a fabric has always been an inseparable part of human life in all the Civilizations all over the world. The journey of layering starts straight from the birth up to the end of human life. Hence, fashion, being the culmination of various creative layers, has become a vibrant phenomenon in our lifestyle. The theme for Layer’M 2019 is Aurora – Northern Lights. Aurora also known as polar lights or northern lights is a natural display of lights seen in higher latitudes created due to charged particles combined by solar winds. The beautifully lit display of colours is chosenas the theme for the year to illustrate different layers and shades of colours thatthe event brings for the audience.
The collection was showcased in three different shows – Kids collection, Adult collection and the finale show featured the Best of INIFD Borivali.
Show 1 – Kids Collection –
Seven collections for kids was showcased in this show. Round 1 was the high end sportswear by designers Jagriti Gehlot,Raina Shah, Riddhi Savla, Raieya Noor andSony Singh. Round 2 drove an inspiration from land of fairies by designersSameeksha Poojari, Dhanvi Solanki, Jagriti Gehlot, Drashti Jasani, Janvi Shah, Dhwanil Vora, Jinesh Tailor and Hinal Shah. Collection in Round 3 was party wear by designers JYOTI Sihag and SARITHA VEERABOHINA.
Round 4 was called Ziddi Tribes by designer Khushboo Saboo. This funky casual wear for kids is inspired from the super magical unicorns. This highly energetic designs are created in those pinks blues and tinch of yellows. The print used in the collection is customized by the designer herself. This collection was presented in associated with NGO kids. Dongri to Degree, a social initiative by the youth of our society, was started by a bunch of college students at the time, in Borivali. They came together with an idea and a hope to do their small part in the betterment of the society that we live in.
Round 5 was inspired from the mysteries of the fairy land by designers Hetvi Vora,Heena Khan, Pranita Jain, Ruchi Gupta,Vrushi Doshi, Riddhi Shah. Round 6 collection was playful and appropriate for the summer season for live-O-holic millennials by designers Hetvi Vora,Ranjana Singh, Jinesh Tailor, Khushboo Dayya and Kruti Shah. The seventh and final round in Kids category celebrated twinning by designers Priyal Shah, Krina Mehta, Dhwanil Vora, Heena Khan, Hinal Shah, Ruchi Gupta, Janvi Shah, Debolina Biswas and Sayli Chavan.
Show 2 – Adults Collection –
This show again had seven different collections showcased in seven different rounds. Round was informal wear inspired by the derby of 20th century by designersHiral Kubadia, Monali Kakkad and Akshita Furia. Round 2 collection wascontemporary wear designed in soft colours by designer Rajvi Savla. Round 3 collection was all about whilrs and Twirls by designers Komal Jadhav, Neel Modyand Krishna Shah. Round 4 collection was casual wear with use of denims and organza material by designers Sameeksha Poojari, Dhanvi Solanki, Drashti Jasani,Prapti Datta, Dhwani Darji and Dishika Kothari. Round 5 collection was inspired by the warmth of the sun by designersAishwarya Katariya, Samantha Ferreira, Pranita Jain and Vrushi Doshi. Round 6 collection was by the talented lot who have made their mark on the globe like GENNEXT@LFW and Asian Designer’s Week and their palette was inspired by Gemstone Colors. The designers werePreksha Mehta, Khushboo Saboo, Ayushi Agarwal and Richa Shah. And Round 7 collection was a fusion saree collection by designer Richa Shah.
Show 3 – The Best of INIFD Borivali –
The final show of the evening showcased 7 best collections of INIFD Borivali. Round 1was formal and corporate wear by designers Anupama Dhanuka, Nayla Shaikh, Menka Khushwaha, Osvita Vaz,Rakshanda Munshi, Manushi Jain, Umang Gala and Meet Shah. Round 2 collection was a flamboyant resort collection by designers Rinal Jain and Palak Dhakad.Round 3 was the dramatic fusion wear by designer Akil Daduji. Round 4 collection was fusion ethnic wear, focus being onsubtle and chic looks by designers Nupur Thirani, Ayushi Agarwal, Nidhi Rajpurohit,Arushi Shah. Round 5 collection wasinspired by Safari Resort with earthy colorsby designers Neelam Jain and Ruby Dogra.Round 6 was about evening wears inspired by the rays & shapes of PRISM by designers Nupura Ranadive, Khushboo Saboo, Saritha Veerabohina and Jyoti. The grand finale of Layer’M 2019 was designed with electrifying florescent colours & vibrant textures by designers Hardik Bamaniya, Neha Dhariwal, Pranay Kadam,Preksha Mehta and Sushant Tamang.
About INIFD Borivali –
Founded in the year 2017, INIFD (INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION DESIGN) and IAOI (ACADEMY OF INTERIORS) is situated at the heart of the Suburb, the most youthful commercial streets of Borivali West. The institute has come a long way in carving a niche for young, promising, budding Interior and Fashion Designers with a range of courses to offer the under-graduate, graduate and post graduate levels.
Studying at INIFD Borivali West gives you the benefits of Qualified and Well Experienced team of Faculty Members, appropriate guidance all the way through Educational Tours, marketplace
Surveys and industrial unit Visits, potential career openings & opportunities in the industry Computer lab, Internet facility, Computer Aided Design in Interior & Fashion Design, Garment Construction and industrial sewing Machines, chance to participate in Mega Shows and Exhibitions, Presentations through Slide show, Seminar & Guest Lectures conducted by well recognized personalities of Fashion and Interior experts.
Workshops conducted for practical knowledge, personal attention given to every student, Classrooms with sufficient space for student to work. This emerges into wonderful opportunities for our youngsters- to contribute in the real world of Fashion and Interior Design, work closely with the choicest brands, feature on shows, exhibitions and competitions, whilst still pursuing their studies at INIFD Borivali West.
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Well known Fashion Designer, Victor Robinson displayed his sizzling spring collection during the Bombay Times Fashion Week 2019 at St. Regis. The show was opened by actress Ridhima Pandit and the Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actress, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya graced the occasion as the show stopper.
Talking about his collection, Victor says, “My collection is called hues turely. It has a lot of vibrant colors that looks youthful and eye warming.”
Robinson expresses on his association with Ridhima as well as Divyanka, “Riddima is a good friend. I asked her to open my show and she happily agreed to it. I am thankful to her.”
“Divyanka is very important person in my life, she is like a family to me. She helped me to grow. I have no words to thank her. Being so busy in her schedule as she is doing 3 shows back to back, yet she took time for me. I am so greatful that she is always there for me,” adds Victor.
Well, definitely the TV beauties looked prettier and merrier in Victor’s sexy summer collection.
Mumbai, 14th March’19: Exclusive preview held at Gehna Jewellers for the launch of their collaborative collection with fashion designer, Arpita Mehta. The guests in attendance seen at the event were Anaita Shroff Adajania, Antara Motiwala, Kintu Bajaj, Ekta Rajani, Aastha Sharma and Shehla Khan to name a few.
Gehna Jewellers holds a legacy of skilled and unmatched craftsmanship with extraordinary finishing for the past 32 years. While fashion designer, Arpita Mehta serves as a new-age force of nature in the fashion industry, as visible over the past decade. Together, the two names have come together for a creative meeting of the minds, leading to a one-of-a-kind collaboration. Being an ardent lover of jewellery, Arpita has always wanted to diversify and channel her creative juices into designing fine jewellery pieces. Gehna Jewellers believed in collaborating with someone who belonged to the same school of sartorial thought, making Arpita an obvious choice.
The result is an exquisite collection of 26 fine jewellery pieces with the designer’s all-time favorite gemstone, the sparkling emerald. The emerald stones create depth in the pieces, adding instant aesthetic value. The entire collection is centered around this sparkling gemstone, ranging from minimalist dainty pieces to voluminous festive favorites, with polki elements balancing out the designs.
This collection is designed for the new-age woman who demands high quality of all that she adorns, and seeks functionality with fashion. A woman who is elegant, natural, always at ease and has an individualistic sense of style. It does not matter if it’s a red carpet night or a casual day around town; this diva prefers the everlasting glow that comes with precious stones and crafted metal.
The USP of this collection is the dazzling emerald that fires up the designs. The distinct fluidity of the designs embodies a timeless, understated and elegant spirit. The aesthetic of the new collection follows the same principles that are intrinsic to the Gehna Jewellers legacy. It is, however, refreshing to see how Arpita brings her personal style signature to the collection, and adds a young, fun element to the collaborative process. Arpita explains, “The lighter jewellery will look beautiful stacked up, while the dressier pieces look lovely just by themselves since they are unique and standout designs,” while Gehna Jewellers comments, “We are happy to see it going through the various stages of production, and something tells us that this one is going to be spectacular.”