The much awaited Kochi International Fashion Week got a good start yesterday evening. The snazzy models of the Lukmance Model Agency (official model management agency) have presented an awesome show on the ramp. Our own Kochi based designer; Hari Anand who is also known as ‘the man of fine cut’ showcased his best works in the first season of Kochi International Fashion Week. Many famous people from the world of glamour graced the show, which includes Sashi Abraham, Gaurav Sharma, Sanjana Jon, Hari Anand and renowned photographer Ashok Koshi. Also former Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan and celebrities like Suhasini, Shwetha Menon, Asif Ali were spotted in the show. The Kochi International Fashion Week has proved that fiery catwalks are no longer the monopolies of bigger metros; giving Kochi a rightful place in India’s fashion map.
Each design in James Ferreira’s opening collection was distinctively unique. Models in stylish kurtas, tongue-in cheek T-shirt, sexy shorts, baggy Bermudas stole the limelight. Former Miss India was his show stopper. An impressive line up of supermodels headed by Aryan Bajwa displayed his contemporary men’s wear collection that was largely inspired by traditional dress patterns like the dhothis.
Kochi’s own proper fashion designer Hari Anand followed James Ferreira with a galaxy of celebrities walking the ramp. Former Miss Kerala Ranjini Haridas was the show opener. Hari Anand displayed ‘Resort Wear’ collections. Designed lavishly adorned with buttons and hooks were his highlight. His work were displayed by models like Shabeer Ali, Sameer singh, former Miss India Ushoshi, former Miss India Universe Sriya and Dr Rajiv Pillai. Some mollywood stars like Muktha and Kailash also joined in his troop.
With the display of Archana Kochar’s collection showcasing feminine charm in a conglomeration of scarlet, ivory and ebony hues the curtains were drawn.