Pune Fashion Week is back with its fourth edition and the theme for this year is the pre-historic era. The collections will sport designs featuring German paintings found in old churches, fossils and Roman era motifs.
Nachiket Barve, who is one of the designers participating in the event, said, “My designs are inspired by pre-historic fossils. The inspiration is from rocks, granite and embossed motifs on them.”
He adds that people like innovation in design and so, these pre-historic themes are in demand.
The event, being Pune’s biggest and most talked about fashion extravaganza, will showcase a never-before-seen collection by celebrated designers. The three-day event will showcase couture and luxury fashion.
Designer Nitya Bajaj, who will be showcasing a collection embellished with gold, copper and lace work on it, shares, “My collection is inspired by pre-historic paintings in German churches; the paintings were very elegant and I was totally inspired by them.”
Bajaj added that the interiors of the Kloster Cathedral in Germany acted as muse and the collection celebrates the beauty of its architecture, frescoes, marble and gilded gold walls. “While it may appear domed and artificially lit, it is a trick as the light radiates inwards from several windows concealed behind a ledge, and the ceiling is in fact completely flat,” explains Bajaj.
Designer Mayank Anand’s collection is based on autumn and has a variety of colours, ranging from mustard to red and yellow. “There are combinations of colours in the collection,” he states.
This season will also feature collections by designers such as Mona Shroff, Shipra Malhotra, Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini, Nivedita Saboo, Shivan and Narresh, Raj Shroff, Vaishali S, Riddhi Siddhi, Shweta Kapur, Shraddha and Mayank, Dinesh Malkani, Falguni and Shane Peacock.
The event will be attended by upscale consumers, invited VIPs and high-end store buyers and entry is through invitation only.
Till November 10
At The Westin, Pune, Koregaon Park.