Ace designer Rohit Bal showcases My Heritage, My Pride with Sidharth Malhotra, Diana Penty at their stylish best
As a modern iteration of what is new and fiercely sui generis, the 14th edition of the renowned Blenders Pride Fashion Tour celebrates the self and the individual through its extraordinary new concept-‘Pride’. Arriving in the city of dreams, renowned designer Rohit Bal showcased his collection ‘Gul-Dastah’, curating a magical affair with his breath taking designs. Adding to the grandeur of the evening were showstoppers, Sidharth Malhotra and Diana Penty, looking stunning in Rohit’s masterpiece.
Far removed from the traditional confines of mere success, the tour defines ‘Pride’ as an inner sense of achievement, of uniqueness and of individuality, all the things that are, in fact, meaningful for this generation. These are not mere words; Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018-19 will delve into the idea of ‘Pride’ through one’s choices, style and legacy, decoding this journey through the vision of some of India’s most blazingly talented, world-famous fashion designers.
Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018-19 believes in celebrating ‘Pride’ which is a hallmark of today’s generation, as a meaningful expression of their success. While their distinct choices define their individuality, the taste of pride which comes from this self-earned achievement is one for these individuals.
Kartik Mohindra, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard India, added, “Instilled with a strong sense of positive pride, individuals today are driven by confidence and belief for attaining success. Pride therefore takes a centre stage in defining their individuality, creating their own choices, and self-earned achievement. Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018-19, in its 14th edition brings alive this exclusivity, by rejoicing in individuals who have created their own unique tales of pride and success.”
Weaving a seamless story around ‘My Heritage, My Pride’, Rohit Bal showcased a spectacular experience which was an ode to the magnificent beauty of flowers, dedicated entirely to the greatest treasures of the natural world, and inspired by botanical paintings and works by some of the great Masters of the Renaissance period. The collection renders a vintage feel and has been done on both traditional and contemporary silhouettes on organic fabrics using thread embroidery to gold wire and zardozi. Both sensitive and ornate with an underlying sense of luxury interwoven in its many layers, the collection is an absolute beauty in its purest form.
Talking about his curation ‘My Heritage, My Pride’, designer Rohit Bal said, “I am a traditionalist and that too, a pure, classic, undiluted traditionalist. I am deeply rooted in my culture, my origins and the incredible heritage of India. From the Lotus to the Peacock, I think tradition and I live my heritage. There is mystery, mysticism and sheer magnificence in our Heritage and it has become an essential part of my soul. I take immense pleasure in my association with Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018-19, as it lets me celebrate this Heritage, with Pride.”
Moving ahead from Mumbai, Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018-19 will conclude in Kolkata in January 2019.