Studio 8 made a huge impact with its debut show at Dubai Fashion Week last night. This highly-anticipated show attracted the crème de la crème of VIPs and fashionistas from Dubai and India, and did not disappoint the star-studded audience.
To open Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary took to the stage in a Pria Kataaria Puri gold net floor-length gown, which was met by rapturous applause. Puri’s collection palette was gold with ivory and cream splashes.
The opulent theme continued as Chitra Amarnani showcased her Sweety range. Heavily embellished abayas with crystals, stones, beads and pearls featured on the front and back.
Aiisha Ramadan kept things fun and floaty with her bright collection of floor-sweeping gowns. Waistbands were clinched in and there was a romantic feel to the dresses that had embellished details on the back and fabric flowers.
It was ruffles, long trains, prints and heavily decorated outfits for HSY. The collection of lengha’s were heavily beaded and there was a ornate feel to his range. Pakistani supermodel Mehreen Syed was his show stopper
But it was definitely Manish Malhotra who stole the show. Opening his collection by walking down the catwalk himself in a black velvet jacket with splashes of bronze gold, the popular Indian designer set the tone for the rest of his range. Things were funky, young, sexy and sporty.
The colour palette was limited to bronze-gold and black, and sheer nets were teamed with funky sneakers. The sporty feel of the collection was reflected in the prominence of the hoodies, while backs of tops were either cut-out or sheer. The show-stopper was Tusshar Kapoor who had specially flown in from Mumbai.