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IBFW: A Goan adventure of stunning beach fashion

IBFW: A Goan adventure of stunning beach fashion

Gorgeous collections by prominent designers were part of the mesmerising show at the 6th Edition of IBFW held on November 14 and 15. The event portrayed unique collections for beach wear, resort wear, cruise and destination wedding wear… an enormous presentation by brands and designers

A beautiful location with a luxurious beach-front
view at the 6th edition of India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW), blending perfectly with the fashion outfits of beach, resort, cruise and destination wear by top designers from all across the globe. Pallav Ojha, CEO and Co-founder of IBFW, Asia’s biggest and most enthused fashion platform under beach, resort, and cruise and destination wear fashion, announced his association with brands and designers. Gathered at the pleasant scene of the waves hitting the sea shore at the lawns of Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, Miramar, the most loved designers, brands, influencers and guests got a chance to discuss fashion. IBFW had the whole vibe of luxury fashion, with vibrant colours and displays of different style wears including the obvious fusion of Indian outfits. The shows and interaction between hardcore fashion addicts were entirely based on fashion that meant business. The setting witnessed pop ups and exhibitions by designers, putting across an artistic and creative feel to it. The music sessions were just a plus for this season’s IBFW, with the models rocking the runway wearing the most acclaimed fashion outfits by IBFW’s most prominent associates. To complement the view of the sand and the sea, and the scorching sun on the trendy and mind blowing fashionable outfits worn by the designers and guests, the Volkswagen beast stood with pride in the lawns at Goa Marriott.
Designers from all across the world portrayed their innovative designs and ideas, each having a unique exposition of fashion outfits showing a real progress of IBFW. With Pallav Ojha expressing his gratitude to the associates of IBFW, he said that he was very happy to have some great associations and partners with great brands and designers who made the IBFW.
“We are happy to be associated with IBFW for the second year and looking forward to the collections of the top designers that will be inspired by the Volkswagen Tiguan parked outside,” Anirban of Volkswagen said.
The JD Institute of Fashion Technology is the most important institute at IBFW as it helps to focus and celebrate young talents of designers. Sandra Sequeira from the JD institute said, “A great appreciation to IBFW’s huge platform for designers and institutes. We are using this opportunity to launch our Institute in Goa and have decided to set up the JD Centre here.” Being associates of famous entities like London College of Fashion, Chelsea Art and Design College, Business of Fashion, India Fashion Week London, Sandra said that JD Institute is working towards getting quality works from its students and are happy to be allied with IBFW.
Anupama Dayal’s show ‘Equal Love’, which was based on the LGBT community acquiring their rights and having the freedom to love freely and equally as of the other genders, was a moment of happiness for all the onlookers present. She expressed herself saying that there’s no place like Goa to prompt abundant happy feelings that her show and collection portrayed. “I thank IBFW for giving us designers this wonderful freedom to put forth the fashion we are relaxed with, and that India could be strong with as well,” Anupama stated.
Ken Ferns then spoke on his collection ‘The Fernway’, which means the urge to keep travelling and exploring, finding your tribe and finding your true self. He expressed his association with IBFW, saying, “I’ve been with Pallav and IBFW team from its start and here I am again with all might and power to display my crazy and fun collection.”
Ikonic is associating with IBFW for the sixth time now, Pallav said that they have been a major support to them right from the beginning. A representative of Ikonic said that “Ikonic is a strong fashion brand with its fashion forward mentality and taking up trends that will be popular for the next season; we work in great detail with the designers and will continue to rock all the seasons of IBFW.”
India, known for its diverse cultures and traditions, is a major influence on designers from all over the world to use the fine details of Indian outfits and create a fusion of Indian fashion. Gabriella Demetriades, a model, actress and designer from South Africa, said, “Goa is one of my favourite places in India, for the diversity and freedom that we experience here, and our collection is sort of a play on that.”
Seeing the number of fashion lovers of Goa present at the beautiful venue, it gives a pleasure to the designers and IBFW team as it is a major reason of India’s progress in the fashion industry. To experience a huge fashion event in Goa like IBFW is a benefit that no person who loves fashion should miss.
The second day of IBFW began with the most awaited show of budding talents of designers of the JD Institute of Fashion Technology by Farah Ansari. It was a massive collection of innovative ideas put forth by the designers, introducing them to Goa and building a rapport with its audience to join their centre, which will be coming up at Goa. Following which, Neelam Bohra and Rikita Dodia’s show ‘S-9 Resort Wear’ witnessed a lot of wows. They displayed a collection of their resort wear and destination bridal wear, taking nature as the theme, and inspired from the sea, sand, sky and trees in order to get exposure and recognition for their brand. Ripci Bhatia, designer of ‘Amour Faith Hope’, also presented his beautiful collection with a talent so immense that it drew you like a magnet. A spectacular show was put up by Shree Sanghvi Creation, the audience going crazy with every ramp walk. Saroj Mitra’s brand ‘Kraft Corridor’ displaying Lucknowi traditions and cultures, was a royal portrayal of festive outfits. A brand label ‘MapxencaRS’ by Riddhi and Siddhi Mapxencar, the twins put up a show titled ‘Romance Alfresco’ that left the viewers’ mouths wide open with awe – the resort looks, a display of sharp, feminine womenswear and edgy, relaxed menswear. With the ‘ROPE’ exhibiting their show, Luxury resort presented themselves to the bystanders. Asif Merchant and Ken Ferns in association with Volkswagen displayed their colourful, vibrant, crazy and fun outfits. The audience went crazy, taking pictures and videos of the models wearing the outfits, doing justice to the idea and designs created by the wonderful designers.
Of course, the IBFW grand finale show was a grand occasion with models wearing the jewellery by DIOSA, and fashion outfits designed by innovative designers like Arjun Khanna, Dhruv Kapoor, Lecoanet Hemant, Pria Kataria Puri, Neeta Lulla and Varun Bahl. Not failing to impress the large number of guests at IBFW, with the Grand finale party, which will obviously be incomplete without music, dance and a lot of fashion influence.
India Beach Fashion Week in the last 5 seasons has emerged as a global fashion platform to present the latest innovation and design across beach, resort, cruise and destination wear. IBFW 6 has just been another progressing event with top designers and brands showcasing their products under this huge platform to its visitors. It has indeed been an amazing ride into the fashion minds of the guests and influencers present to witness the royal pleasing sight of the shows by famous brands and designers, who portrayed their innovative, vibrant and elegant fashion attires.


This article was first published on Herald Cafe on 16 NOV 2018.

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