Sixth edition of Pune Fashion Week to kick off today

The highlights of the show include Runway Shows, The Luxe Expo, Fashion Knowledge Series, Genesis, Hair and Makeup Show and PFW Smile Foundation Charity event.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published:September 23, 2016 5:48 am
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One of the biggest fashion and lifestyle events of the city, the Pune Fashion Week (PFW) season 6, will be held from September 23 to 25 at The Westin, Koregaon Park. The highlights of the show include Runway Shows, The Luxe Expo, Fashion Knowledge Series, Genesis, Hair and Makeup Show and PFW Smile Foundation Charity event. On day one, the fashion extravaganza will begin with new designers, including Shikha Kothari, Purva Pardeshi, Hina Madhumal, Sangeeta Sharma and international designer Kanchan Kulkarni, showcasing their creations. This will be followed by elaborate shows by designer Nitya Bajaj known for her luxury evening wear, Sharad Raghav known for his designs inspired by India and industry veteran Ashok Maanay.

International fashion designer, celebrity TV chat host, philanthropist and globe trotter Pria Kataria Puri will be closing the evening, showcasing her new line for NGO Smile Foundation on the first day.

The designers who will showcase their collection on the second day include renowned names like Tejas Gangoli and ANJ, the luxury brand by Anjoo Karanjia, that houses pret and couture labels and Bangladesh fashion designer Bibi Russell who works with weavers to sustain crafts and preserve heritage.

Nivedita Saboo, who showcased her luxe line of exclusively handcrafted couture women’s wear, menswear and accessories at the London Fashion Week, will be the grand finale designer for the PFW.

While the Runway Shows will feature country’s most-celebrated designer labels showcasing their latest collection and ensembles, the Luxe Expo will give a sneak peak into the highly adorned signature pieces curated by the renowned brands.

One can enjoy the true essence of a weekend fashion fest with ‘Creative Fantasy Makeup Fashion Show’ by makeup artists and hairstyling students in the Hair and Makeup Show, while the PFW Smile Foundation Charity event will see city’s power couples walk the ramp to support the cause of girl child education.