Fashion calling: Round-up of parties in Hyderabad
My week began with the launch party of the luxury watch brand, Chopard, at KWC, a Swiss store by Kamal Watch, Jubilee Hills on Thursday. Tollywood actress Shraddha Das and international sales manager of the brand, Xavier Lasserre, were present at the event.
Later on Friday, I attended the Art of Storytelling, a talk show organised by Young FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) Ladies Organisation at Park Hyatt. Popular city-based actor Rana Daggubati shared his idea of storytelling through cinema and his experiences with the magnum-opus Bahubali. The talk ended with dancer Rukmini Vijaykumar’s talk about expressing emotions through
Businessman and Bharathi Cements director Ravinder Reddy’s daughter, Shruthi Reddy, was married to Raghu, the son of Nimmakayala Brahmanandam Reddy and Rajeswari Reddy at JRC Convention Center on Friday. MLA Ravindranath Reddy, former Minister Shabbir Ali, BJP MLA Kishan Reddy and others blessed the newly-wed couple. On the other end, the city’s socialites headed to Vapour Brew Pub on Saturday for fashion designer Pooja Chandak’s birthday party. Kashish Anand, Suchita Ahuja, Rhea Malwani and Geet Gupta were some of the guests at the do who were seen dancing to Bollywood numbers played by DJ Ashish Bajaj.
Next up was the annual graduation fashion show, Fashion-Forward 2018, of INIFD (International Institute Of Fashion Design) Academy of Interiors was held at Park Hyatt. With earthy epitome as the theme, the show had 12 top models and the panel of judges comprised Ashley Rebello, Bollywood stylist and costume designer and Gaurang Shah, an award-winning self-taught designer. Meanwhile, the city’s music lovers headed to Siddharth Slathia’s show at Karma – Bistro & Lounge on Saturday. The singer-composer performed the best of his mashups of old and new Bollywood songs like Gulabi Aankhein, Jeena Jeena and Kabhi Jo Badal Barse. I ended my weekend with the annual fest of National Institute of Fashion Technology Hyderabad, Arabian Nights. The two-day fest had many fun events like Art to Wear, fashion show, Ad-Mad, dance competitions, face painting and a treasure hunt that was held at the campus.
(The writer is an animal lover, solo traveller and the founder of Touch a Life Foundation.)