Spotlight: Fashion show series for newcomers in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Fashion and spirituality are often considered contradictory but the ‘Spotlight’ fashion show in Bhubaneswar brought them together on Sunday evening at Bocca Cafe. This was the first of the series of fashion shows launched by city based fashion house ‘Staarmakers’.

The ‘Spotlight’ theme-based fashion show series will provide a proper platform to aspiring and young models and designers.

“It was a great experience. I walked the ramp for the first time and the organisers groomed us really well. They were very helpful to us,” said model Raman Ratan Rout.

There were two rounds in the fashion show in its first edition. In the first round young models displayed Odissi handloom while the second round was all about the concept of peace. The fashion show promoted peace through its three elements of Yoga, Love & Compassion and Spirituality.

The entire show was choreographed by John and his team ‘Addiction’ while upcoming designer Biswat Sen designed the glamorous outfits. Many first-timers walked the ramp.

“It was really an amazing experience for me to watch the newcomers setting the ramp on fire. This is something which is really new. World wants peace and through this event fashion was coordinated with peace,” said Miss India Odisha 2017 Christeena Biju.

“We wanted to convey a social message that would reach people. We also wanted to give a platform to new talents in modeling and designing. This is the first of the series through which we tried to talk about peace with three elements yoga, love &compassion and spirituality,” said Dikhya Tiwari, consulting director of Staarmakers.

Faculty members and directors of various fashion institutes of the state attended the launching event and the fashion show. This series of fashion shows is expected to draw more attention towards the fashion industry in the state.