India Beach Fashion Week Goa 2018 : Day 1 Highlights
Goa is the ultimate destination for beach, holidays and to have a peaceful time, and there could not have been a better place to host the India Beach Fashion Week. Its sixth edition gave the audience a one of a kind fashion experience on the 14th and 15th November at Goa Marriott Resort and Spa.
Designers like Anupama Dayal, Arun Ahuja, Ken Ferns, Farah Ansari, Esha Amin, the craft corridor, Como Collective, S-9 fashion, trends solution, Asif merchant, Ripci Bhatia, Gabriella Demetriades, Marks and Spencer, Nikita Mangeshkar, Ohaila khan, and others presented their best of the garments in line.
With designers showcasing their collections, IBFW season 6 also featured innovative displays, beach-side shopping, and networking sessions.
Paying an ode to the LGBTQ Community and with the eradication of section 377, the day one commenced with Anupama Dayal’s resort wear called EQUAL LOVE. The collection was filled with lots of colors, prints, drama and of course Love. “We all live in a country where now we can express ourselves truly. The collection EQUAL LOVE is a tribute to that,” said Anupama Dayal.
The show continued with Ohaila khan’s destination wedding collection with a resort couture sensibility. Appearing first time at India Beach Fashion Week, couturier Ohaila Khan brought back the trend of ruffles, frills, and tiers. Actor Swara Bhaskar graced the runway wearing a custom embellished outfit from her ‘Chantrealle’ collection.
Adding to the Amazing lineup, Marks and Spencer came up with their latest beach collection. It featured lingerie, swimsuits, and capes to give a perfect holiday mood to everyone.
Gabriella Demetriades, a model, designer and an actress from South Africa too showcased her collection inspired by the diversity and freedom.
Whereas Esha Amin’s collection titled ‘Tropical Tales’ took us to an adventurous side. Her rich flowy fabrics, vibrant floral-leaf prints and choice of colors is any day a girl’s dream to wear on an island. Showstopper Gauhar khan looked drop-dead gorgeous wearing a tropical print gown with a high thigh slit.
Mehraab a label put up together by designers Arun Ahuja and John Marya showcased some of their luxurious wedding wear collections for the first time in IBFW. Rohit Khandelwal, Mr. India 2015 walked down the runway wearing rich embroidered kurta from Mehraab.
The day one ended with the most awaited show by The Como Collective presenting the series of brands and designers like Brindisi, Gavin Miquel, Nidhi Munin, Megha Garg, Mohammed Mazhar, and the natty garb. The Como Collective is a one-stop destination for Beach, Cruise and Resort wear. Their collection highlighted playful swimsuits, kaftans, sarongs, sundresses, and gowns which are perfect for any holiday.
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