LIFE

Fashion show for the festive season

A model at the `Just Chill' event.  

IT WAS an evening to chill out and see what Bollywood's most famous are wearing this season. Of course, Mumbai does not have a cold winter, but our stars are in the habit of skiing in Europe at this season and will not be caught dead without the latest in designer wear.

The Just Chill event hosted by Shaw Wallace as part of its Royal Challenge promo had a fashion show to usher in the festive season. The evening saw a host of Bangalore's who's who at their dazzling best at the Star City, which has become a happening place in town. The event organised by Encore started off with the fashion show choreographed by the much-acclaimed Marc Robinson and clothes designed by mega designer Rocy S. who designs clothes for film stars such as Rekha, Manisha Koirala, and Hritik Roshan.

The theme being "Just Chill", the designer collection showed off the attitude of the brand: fun, cool, and youthful. Almost all clothes showcased on the ramp reflected this theme. Clothes strictly for the fashionable 20-somethings, and elegant party wear and very modern dresses to give that chic look were the mainstay of the evening. Going by recent fashion shows, the hemlines keep varying and "just-knee-length" seems to be in now. Understandable, since even stockings are no protection against the winter cold now sweeping our town. To get the party really rocking, there were the talented, vibrant, and currently most-in-demand DJ Whosane and DJ Akhtar to spin their magic on the turntable. They were playing some of the popular hits of the season that kept the crowd rocking and wearing out their shoes and the dance floor. To add a live touch, there were percussionists and a band.

Setting the ramp on fire were well-known models such as Diandra Soares, Sushma Reddy (also seen at the Channel [V] Popstats hunt, remember?), the sultry Fleur Xavier, Carol Gracious, Viveka Babajee, Walusha, Robinson, and A. Shawar. They added their own oomph and attitude to the clothes. Shaw Wallace intends to make this a regular feature and the City will witness more "just chill" nights at pubs and youth hangouts.

By Satyamurty K.