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First edition of IBFW kick-starts in Goa


First edition of IBFW kick-starts in Goa

By Sujata Sachdeva

6 Feb 2015

The first edition of Gionee Smartphones India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) 2015, a three-day long fashion extravaganza commenced in Goa. The event is dedicated to resort, swim, beach and cruise clothing along with a day dedicated to destination bridal wear.

The organizers aim to give a platform for designers to showcase their collections exclusively dedicated to beach/cruise wear and destination bridal wear. Conceptualised and owned by UVAR Global, the event is hosting fashion shows of over 30 designers, more than 50 pop-up shops, foot-tapping live music and three high-end post show parties.

Indian couturiers like Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor, Anupamaa Dayal, Babita Malkani, Komal Sood, James Ferreira, Nachiket Barve, Pria Kataaria Puri, Raakesh Agarvwal, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, among others are displaying their latest designs during the show. Globally acclaimed designer-duo Falguni and Shane Peacock are the grand finale designers, who would focus on designs for destination bride. The fashion provides an opportunity to the students of Rachana Sansad School of Fashion Design and Technology to showcase their talent, through a joint initiative with Talent House, an online platform where artists from the world of film, fashion, art, photography and music collaborate.

The pop-up shops put up during the event let visitors browse through the collections on offer and buy the designer wear and accessories, while the post show parties will give them a chance to network. Globally acclaimed designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock will bring the curtains down on the three-day fashion fiesta.