Bold brides, ballet, confident models rule the ramp

A whole lot of artistic designs and glamour unravel on second day


Ruslan The Himalayan Times TGIF Nepal Fashion Week 2017’s outing on April 6 at Hyatt Regency witnessed a lot of variation and artistic designs. Also, the second day welcomed a lot of celebrity show starters and showstoppers — Priyanka Karki, Swastima Khadka, Subekchya Khadka, Alize Biannic, Neelum Chand, Ahilya Sharma and Reema Bishwokarma. Furthermore, the student designers proved that they have really excelled, not only in terms of their designs but also in terms of the use of fabrics and fittings.

Dina Shrestha and Jyotsna Shrestha’s collection received mixed reviews. At first the audience seemed a bit confused — traditional props with modern gowns and dresses didn’t seem to blend; however, towards the end of the sequence, the pastel flared skirt saved the day with its elegant appeal.

Talking of surprises Amit Baral’s collection Bold Bride left the audience guessing as to what was coming next. As a bride is usually associated to be shy, the term bold itself was a surprise. The booming music went well with the theme. Each piece from the collection stood out with detailed mirror and hand embroidered crystal work. The flared silhouettes of the skirts made the pieces stand out.

This was followed by Pasang Ghale, Vidisha Lunia and Arjeena Ghimire’s Sculpture, which had a very edgy and futuristic feel. But as they say, some art are difficult to decode, this collection left the crowd unmoved.

Biannic got everyone tapping their toes with her brilliant ballet performance for the opening of Anugraha Adhikari, Deena Shrestha and Sumena Chitrakar’s collection Zinnia. As they say morning shows the day, the outfits were as mind blowing as the opening.

Designer Sweata Acharya too left no stones unturned to amaze the crowd with her beautiful traditional outfits with modern aesthetics.

Pragya Chitrakar’s collection showcased her artistic side — the depiction of her father’s paintings on Nepali raw silk stirred up a lot of emotions.

Sayu Gurung ended the show with a beautiful collection of contemporary outfits — dresses and gowns.

The highlights of the show were the models on this day — they were highly praised for being able to pull off each outfit with grace and confidence.

The four-day event is sponsored by Ruslan in association with Tresemme and powered by Mahindra KUV100, with Silk Air as the airline partner.

Day 2 of Ruslan The Himalayan Times TGIF Nepal Fashion Week 2017 and our guests say that they were left in awe and have nothing but high praise for the designers, their collections, the beautiful models and the entire affair

This was my second year at TGIF Nepal Fashion Week and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of my time here. The collections were astounding and mesmerising. The bridal collection Bold Bride by Amit Baral was my personal best. The models were graceful and elegant.

  • Abdullah Tuncer Kececi, General Manager Nepal, Turkish Airlines Inc

The collections and designs showcased today were very elegant, graceful and sophisticated. Today the theme was inspired mostly by the bridal aura. The models looked astounding and pulled off all the looks with great confidence. This is my second time attending the show and it is getting more and

more extravagant.

  • Dev Ranjan Dangal, Head-Planning and Development, Everest Bank Limited

I am super amazed by today’s show. It was beyond my imagination. I did not feel how the time went by. Everything was well organised, the music was so pumping that I almost felt like dancing. The collections were superb. I must say Uma Nemkul’s Thread of Joy and Amit Baral’s Bold Bride stole the day today.

  • Anish Shrestha, CEO, Fawessome Apps

TGIF Nepal Fashion Week 2017 is getting bigger and greater every year. The collections were simply beyond any words. Everything was too good — the lights, sound, models, choreography and set-up. I just could not take off my eyes away from Pragya Chitrakar’s Synthesis and Sweata Acharya’s Vivacious. They were mind blowing.

  • Tejaswi Sharma, Educator,

    Uniglobe College

This is my second time as a guest at TGIF Nepal Fashion Week and I am really amazed to see it growing bigger and setting a high benchmark. Everything was just outstanding; I loved the bridal collection by Amit Baral. Every model set the stage on fire with their amazing walk and looks.

  • Gopal Singh, Managing Director, Benchmark Pvt Ltd