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Bollywood Fashion Event.
By Manisha Jooty.

Rainbow rays came alive with an ethnic feel and funky touch to them during the
Trillium Health Centre Foundation Fundraising Diwali Event, 2004, held at the Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, Ont. on November 5.

The star of the evening was ‘Colors of Rangoli,’ a Bollywood Fashion Event, where models displayed renowned Indian Fashion Designer, Seema Roye’s designs via Kulwinder Dugha, founder of Lishkara Fabrics Inc.

Award winning Art Director, Tushar Unadkat’s choreography created frenzy on stage, overtaking the expectations of guests present for the evening.

“Colors of Rangoli’ is a Bollywood fashion event, whereby the latest in Indian wear has been worn by the models. It was an opportunity to showcase the best from India, especially for a charity event,’’ Unadkat said

Guests were taken for a Rajasthani tour with models wearing Lishkara Fabrics Inc’s exquisite designs.

Founder of Lishkara Fabrics Inc, Kulwinder Dhugha, added that she cares to bring Indian fashion talent on stage in Canada.

The fashion show kicked off with models wearing sarees, the one garment that expresses timelessness best.

Models opened the show with grace and elegance, carrying little traditional earth lamps, respecting the Diwali theme.

The sarees symbolized the new age woman as sheer, elegant and comfortable.

Georgette sarees were draped with twin pallu, broach pallu or clubbed pallu, breaking away from the traditional way of wearing a saree.

They made justice to the contours of a woman, bearing colors like parrot green, pink, yellow, turquoise and rusty colors.

The sarees stood halfway between the 60’s and the millennium.

Colors used were vibrant in tune with the evening’s theme, ‘Colors of Rangoli’.

According to Hindu mythology, rangoli are patterns drawn at the doorsteps of each household during Diwali, the festival of light.

The colorful drawings symbolize good fortune and wealth.

Vibrant Rangoli colors were prominent for the Indo-Western fusion style, where models wore done up salwars, hot pants, and churidars in various cuts with short and long kurta.

Funky hair accessories completed the perfect amalgamation of Indo-Western outfits.

Shades of purple, magenta, orange, red and green, embroided in dimension metallic bright sequinnes were used to make the mirror effect, creating a deep and rich impact on stage.

The look for the Indo-Western was a reflection of the designer’s persona. nature’s child, floating through life with the innocence of a wood nymph.

Every outfit had a touch of the gamine about it; one could practically hear the high giggle.

Bandhani Laharia fabric is the essence of the deserts in Rajasthan, where tye and dye is used prominently.

Flared bandhani laharia lehengas steamed with corsettes, capes and flowing dupattas accentuated the models’ graceful movements on stage.

A colorful event with stunning choreography made ‘Colors of Rangoli’ a hit.

The Grand Finale was grand indeed with a grandiose bridal outfit.

Former Miss Trinidad-Tobago and model coordinator for the show, Sastee Bachan, wore the bridal suite with elegance and grace.

It was all synchronized to create a dreamy look yet factual grand finale.

In a nutshell, the show was all about a riot of colors, textures and chic silhouettes-showing fluorescent creativity.

Chic, exciting and just that bit of a tantalizer is how one can best describe the lines of Indian Fashion Designer Seema Roye.

Each collection followed the other with styles that seemed to have a common thread and yet all three were clearly identifiable as signature lines.

The theme of course was Rajasthan inspired…color bursts inspired by rangoli fiesta and color there was in plenty.

Seema Roye has established herself as designer with a distinct color palette of her own.

No wonder, her designs created blaze across the ramp in a new avatar.

The easy to wear silhouettes, the layering of silk and nylon, the light prints and the bright green, pink, tights worn with contrasting body wear.

Seema plundered the craft of India to showcase wearable pieces that sported a bit of fruity stains on handloom fabric hence adding visual depth.

What the audience liked, there was nonchalance in the display of the line, a take it or leave it attitude.

Chances are they will take it.


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