By K. Ashwin Mob: 00919920183006 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gitanjali Group presented a fashion extravaganza at the ‘Equine Racing Excellence Awards”, held at the Mahalaxmi race course on Saturday. As the city’s crème de la crème and racing aficionados gathered to felicitate the derby champs and honour the thrilling performances witnessed at the racing season, Gitanjali Group put together a fashion show of classy couture designs created by ace designers Rohhit Verma & Asif Merchant and also showcased an eclectic range of jewellery offered at the Great Indian Wedding Carnival 2012. The models sashayed to the captivating numbers performed live by singer- composer Shibani Kashyap while she enthralled the guests with her melodious voice.
The entertaining evening was a perfect blend of fashion and finesse, with models donning beautiful designs by Rohhit Verma & Asif Merchant and walking the ramp in stunning Gitanjali Jewellery. Bollywood actress Aamna Sharif was the show stopper while TV actor Chahat Khanna opened the grand fashion show by designer Rohhit Verma. Rohhit’s HARE collection represented the transformation of a young girl, capturing the various moods through the garments and portraying the saga by the creative means of fabric colors and styling.
The glamorous evening continued as Shazahn Padamse dazzled on the ramp in Asif Merchant’s garments. Asif’s collection was a tribute to Mumbai and Maharashtra; created using traditional Maharashtraian fabrics like pathnis, navaris which were transformed into flowing gowns and formal wear for both women and men. His creative use of traditional fabrics and colors like black, dusty pinks, ivory and gold made each outfit stand out.
Brand Ambassador Shazahn Padamse also unveiled the eclectic range of Gitanjali jewellery showcased at the Great Indian Wedding Carnival 2012.
Vivek Jain, Chairman, RWITC said on the occasion: “The 2011-12 Racing Season has been incredible and enriching; for us at RWITC as organisers, and also for our partners and the racing fraternity. Attendance was up nearly 20%, and we innovated with new ideas, new themes, with of course, the sport holding centre stage. Never in the history of the Club has so much been done to showcase culture, environment and social causes within one season. To celebrate the highs that the 2011-12 racing season ushered, we are hosting the Third Annual Tata Housing Equine Racing Excellence Awards on April 28. The event recognises and rewards the best performances and performers of the season and gives us an opportunity to savour the glory of what has been…and what is yet to come!”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mehul Choksi, Chairman and Managing Director, Gitanjali Group, said, “Gitanjali Group is honoured to present the fashion sequence at a prestigious event like the Equine Racing Excellence Awards. This racing season Gitanjali Group was part of various racing events which honoured the derby champs and we hope that our fashion extravaganza this evening was enjoyed by all. We will continue our association with the organisers, participants and patrons of the racing world and promise to bring more entertainment next season.”