After a grand preview in Mumbai in the first week of September, Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2012 (BPFT) commenced in Chandigarh on Saturday at Hotel Mountview. The designers Neeta Lulla, Raghavendra Rathore and Pankaj & Nidhi talk about their journey and their latest collection.
Neeta Lulla, the fashion stylist and costume designer having four National Film Awards for Best Costume Design to her credit is being now one of the most sought after designers in the industry. When asked about her latest collection for the Blenders Pride fashion tour, Neeta Lulla said that it will be all black; gothic and that the idea was to make a woman look sensual with elegance.”
Raghavendra Rathore brought forth his high-end line, Club J, which has been designed keeping in mind a mainstream look that works for the western as well as the ethnic buyer. “Club J is ethnic wear with Jodhpuri jackets, silk kurtas with chudhidars and long embroidered waistcoats,” said Rathore.
Finally Pankaj & Nidhi said about their ‘off-beat’ collection at BPFT that their latest collection, Liquid Gold Tree, was basically evening formal wear. Incorporating gold in their collection for the first time, the duo added, “Normally, we do bright colors and are known for our contrasts with black, white and grey.” A part of their collection consisted of the famous contrast of hot pink and black and abstract printed short dresses as well as slim pants. Soha Ali Khan is their show stopper for the show.