Things are hotting up for the second season of Gionee India Beach Fashion Week (GIBFW), coming up at The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, Goa, from October 29 to 31. At The Lalit in Mumbai you had a glimpse of this fashion feast by the poolside at the kick-start of the event, an exclusive UVAR Global property, powered by Roposo, with official e-commerce partner ShopClues.com and Funscream, in partnership with The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort.
Hosted by Anusha Dandekar, the evening saw designers Wendell Rodricks, James Ferreira and Rocky Star with their model muses Candice Pinto, Deepti Gujral and Sucheta Sharma. Among the young designers and muses, there were Pratham and Gyanesh with Eijaz Khan, Zeel Doshi Thakker with Pooja Gupta, Dimple Raghani and Riddhi Mapxencar of Riddhi & Siddhi Mapxencar.
The panel included Amyn Manji and Pallav Ojha, co-founders of the GIBFW, Waseem Belgaumkar, Senior Manager Sales, Gionee, Ankit Srivastava, Growth Architect, Roposo, Nitin Agarwal, AVP – Marketing, Shopclues.com and Amit Samson, GM, Lalit Mumbai.
And the talk was on the fashion week featuring established designers Rina Dhaka, Dev R Nil, Manoviraj Khosla, Mayyur Girotra, Urvashi Kaur and Ikonic walk by Anupama Dayal, Asmita Marwah, Babita Malkani, Nail Spa Experience presenting Deme by Gabriella, Dimple Raghani, Kamaali Couture by Kamaali & Shruti Mehta, Ken Ferns, Riddhi & Siddhi Mapxencar and Shilpa Reddy.
You also heard of the new breed of young talented designers like Diksha Khanna, Dionne Claudette Alves, Lalit Dalmia, Mohit Sachdeva, Mukti Tibrewal, Philu Martins, Pratham & Gyanesh, Sangeeta Sharma, Savitri, Shweta Puthran, Shruthi Akara and Riddhi Majithia, Tanveer & Saniya and Zeel Doshi Thakker.
And, the refrain over sangria was: Be beach!