Shades of summer
Pret lines from leading designers and fashionable eye wear marked the Shades first anniversary show
Photo: A. Roy Chowdhury
Chilled out Models flaunt the latest in eyewear Photo: A. Roy Chowdhury
If you were shocked by models Zulfi Syed, Tania Kumar, Shawar Ali, Reza Ashtarian, Pia Trivedi and the rest donning shades on the ramp, well that was the idea. Shades, Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty and Hamed Saberi's eye fashion boutique threw a fashion party a ramp featuring prêt lines from some of the leading national and local designers along with coolers in orange and brown tones, options for chic prescription frames and more fashionable eye wear wrap around and the works from some of the hottest international labels in eyewear.
"The idea was to provide shades to go with the ensemble, for the season. We have over 150 brands with us. Apart from the visiting Bollywood stars, the Telugu film industry also shops with us. ," explains Hamed Saberi, managing director, Shades Enterprise Private Limited.
So, apart from a generous sprinkling of film fraternity, the Shades and Koyla event had crooner ex-Viva Neha Bhasin, along with sequences that were drenched in hues of spring summer 2005.
If crushed skirts and party shirts marked the Be: collection from Priyadarshini Rao, Aki Narula, Savio John and the rest of the designers on board for the brand, Wajahat Baig, apna designer, gave a boho chic and flirty moss green, orange and lime collection of wee short skirts and tops for girls and dressy shirt for men. Saarang, the designer line from Rekha Lahoti had detailed churidars teamed with short kurtas, sheer saris and some very cool shirts for girls along with some trendy shirts for men. MeBaz collections were chic--if their Indo-western range was just ideal for the soirees here, the trousseau line with detailed sherwanis in tones of wine and chestnut and ghagras in fuschias, firozas and magentas with elegant detailing, were show stealers. Renu Tandon received rave reviews for her thread work.
As for Shades, "we have expanded with branches in Bangalore and Pune," explains Suniel Shetty, film star and chairman, Shades Enterprise Private Limited. Plan ahead includes kiosks in high footfall areas such as airports and malls. Way to go.
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